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Old 08-24-2008, 09:44 PM   #1
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Default Horacio Accavallo?

A Argentinian flyweight who fought in the 50's to the late 60's...

A very impressive record of 75-2, avenging one of those losses multiple times.

At the very tail end of his career he beat Hiroyuki Ebihara twice, who may be more well known than Horacio himself.
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Old 08-24-2008, 10:05 PM   #2
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thanks again for this post i never heard of him..but he seemed like a pretty solid fighter but like most low weight he chose to sit on a belt and do nothing but defend it really
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Old 08-24-2008, 10:52 PM   #3
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Well, I guess you'd have to look where he fought out of mostly and the level of comp in general among flyweights during his years as a fighter.
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Old 09-01-2008, 12:01 AM   #4
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Old 09-01-2008, 09:04 AM   #5
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Horacio was a great little fighter in an era that was full of them. He was a very compact, well-schooled technician that didn't seem to have any problems slugging it out when needed (unlike Canto). The 1960s was a great decade for Flyweights in general with Kingpetch, Harada, Ebihara, Accavallo, Chionoi, McGowan, Alacran Torres and Burruni all around at the same time.


Anyways, here are a few interesting tidbits about Accavallo:

1) He considered Ebihara the "most dangerous rival I have ever faced."

2) Both Katsuyoshi Takayama and Accavallo won non-title fight decisions over champion Salvatore Burruni. Burruni would not fight either, and thus the flyweight title became split and has never been unified since. Accavallo beat Takayama for the WBA title and defended that title three times before retiring.

3) Accavallo was a Ring Magazine Top 10 contender from 1958 until his retirement in 1967.

4) Accavallo went undefeated as a fighter for 7 1/2 years from Aug 1959-Feb 1967, a span of 48 fights.

4) Accavallo's manager, Hector Vaccari, refused to give Kiyoshe Tanabe a rematch after he decisively outpointed Accavallo in a non-title fight. He claimed that the Japanese fighter used excessive butting to win and blamed the referee. They later scheduled a rematch but it never happened and Tanabe retired from boxing with an undefeated record of 21-0-1 and he never fought after beating the Argentinian.

5) Accavallo was a municipal employee in Buenos Aires as a youngster.

6) Late in 1967, he broke his leg in a fall and could not make a complete recovery. This led to his retirement.

7) He retired in Oct. 1968, before a scheduled Nov. 12 title defense vs. Jose Severino of Brazil. He mentioned at the news conference that his finances were in good order and that it was too hard to train. He was a shop owner at the time.

It makes you wonder: Why isn't Horacio Accavallo in the IBHOF?

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Old 09-01-2008, 09:26 AM   #6
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Horacio had great stamina. In his second fight with Ebihara, despite spending most of the fight on the move, and getting way behind on the cards (probably gave away the first five rounds), he managed to claw his way back to just about even terms through sheer work rate.

I had Ebihara ahead by a point after 15 tough rounds, and I can see why he regarded Ebihara as his most dangerous opponent. Ebihara was a great hitter.
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Old 09-01-2008, 09:34 AM   #7
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Thanks for the info RB and SS.
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Top, for the amazing post by Bull.
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Old 05-29-2009, 02:19 PM   #9
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yeh good post RB

did you get my last email asking what fights you had of certain fighters as your list wasnt working
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