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Old 05-09-2010, 09:25 PM   #1
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Default What happened to all the itslian fighters

As a british fight fan in his early 30's i remember there used to be lots of tough Italian fighters at european and world level. Who are the new italian prospects who you guys think can go all the way . If there arnt any why arnt there.
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Old 05-09-2010, 09:28 PM   #2
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sorry i mispelt italian its late . this is not a disrespectful thread i'm just curious.
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Old 05-10-2010, 12:13 AM   #3
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The world level guys all got old. I'm not sure I've even heard of a young Italian world level prospect lately.

The last may have been Sven Paris.
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Old 05-10-2010, 12:56 AM   #4
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The only guy I can think of is Francesco Pianeta...although he's probably Euro Level at best.


Here's a list of the top fighters in Italy according to Boxrec.

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Old 05-10-2010, 03:30 PM   #5
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does Domenico Valentino the world amatuer championships gold medalist have any plans to turn pro he looked a decent propect
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Old 05-10-2010, 03:39 PM   #6
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I had high hopes for 2000 Olympian Di Rocco.

Russo said he would turn pro after the '09 WC's but he still hasn't.
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Old 05-10-2010, 04:34 PM   #7
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Roberto Cammarelle is another top amatuer who doesnt seem to want to turn pro
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Old 05-11-2010, 11:37 AM   #8
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The big problem is that the best Italian amateurs do not need to turn pro. Obviously they make enough money staying in amateurs ranks.
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Old 05-11-2010, 07:44 PM   #9
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Surely you'd make more money turning pro. A half decent Italian fighter could make fortune fighting in the states . I mean ok a guy like Cammarelle has a steady career in the police but a lot of these guys must surely like the idea of taking a bit of a risk for an even bigger reward .
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Old 05-12-2010, 10:49 AM   #10
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its too bad beijing superheavy gold medalist camarelle doesn't seem to want to go pro. a 6'3" southpaw with fast hands would be a nice addition.
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Old 05-12-2010, 12:11 PM   #11
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its too bad beijing superheavy gold medalist camarelle doesn't seem to want to go pro. a 6'3" southpaw with fast hands would be a nice addition.
yeah from what i've seen of him he could make to at least European champion as a pro unless he's got a glass jaw. Although he's 30 it should be possible for a guy with that much amatuer experience to be fighting at a top level as a pro by the time he's 33 which isnt that old for modern heavy,s .
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Old 05-13-2010, 03:42 PM   #12
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The world level guys all got old. I'm not sure I've even heard of a young Italian world level prospect lately.

The last may have been Sven Paris.
I think Said Ouali knocked him out
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Old 05-21-2010, 06:56 PM   #13
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however,

nowadays top italian amateur fighters make way more money than pros. so why change?
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Old 06-12-2010, 01:35 PM   #14
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Looks like the Italians might be getting Malignaggi fighting for their Welterweight title with a view to fighting for the EBU belt.
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Old 06-22-2010, 11:14 AM   #15
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Surely you'd make more money turning pro. A half decent Italian fighter could make fortune fighting in the states . I mean ok a guy like Cammarelle has a steady career in the police but a lot of these guys must surely like the idea of taking a bit of a risk for an even bigger reward .
I heard that most the Italian top amateurs including russo and dominico Valentino all have good jobs with the police or army
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