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Old 08-18-2012, 02:46 PM   #17
Senor Pepe'
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Default Re: Franco De Piccoli '1960 Heavyweight Gold Medal Winner'

Glass Jaw,

Yes and No

Franco walked through punches from Percy Price and Daan Bekker in the amateurs, and
both of those guys were 'one-punch' knockout artists.

Something happened in 1963, with those 'knockout losses'.

April 12, 1965- Franco 34-2-0 (26 KO's) scored a "KO 1" over American Heavyweight - Floyd Joyner 22-9-3 (9 KO's).

Floyd who was a decent and good sized 6' 2" 213 lb. 'journeyman' hit Franco with everything he had,
and pin-point punches in the 1st Round, and then Franco countered with one right hook, and it was all over.

Floyd hit just as hard as Wayne Bethea.

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