The greatest Italian boxers ever

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  1. Ra's Al-Ghul

    Ra's Al-Ghul The one and only! Full Member

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    I try to make for this interesting boxing nation a list:

    1. Nino Beveñuti
    2. Roberto Camarelle
    3. Sandro Mazzinghi
    4. Primo Carnera
    5. Clemente Russo
    6. Gianfranco Rossi
    7. Vito Antufermo
    8. Michel Piccirilo
    9. Massimiliano Duran
    10. Silvio Branco
    There can be also named Giovanni Parisi, Francesco Damiani and Mauro Cavalo among others.
     
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  2. mcvey

    mcvey Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Burruni
    Gattelari
    Mattioli
    Dundee
    Spalla
    Rinaldi
     
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  3. ChrisJS

    ChrisJS Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Duilio Loi?
     
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  4. mark ant

    mark ant Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    No way could Primo have got a draw with the greatest fighter evder in his division, P4P Vito was far toughder than Primo and performed far better v Marvin than Primo did v Louis.
     
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  5. mcvey

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    Yup & Tiberio Mitri.
     
  6. Ra's Al-Ghul

    Ra's Al-Ghul The one and only! Full Member

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    I think Mattioli was maybe Australian.
    I also thought Crododile Dundee is from Down Under.:thinking:
     
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  7. Ra's Al-Ghul

    Ra's Al-Ghul The one and only! Full Member

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    Oh forgot him (as almost Rossi too).
    Dino Loi is around top 5 of course.
     
  8. ron davis

    ron davis New Member Full Member

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    Tony Canzoneri
    Marciano
    Pep
    Ambers
    Graciano
    Angott
    Sarron
    Frankie Genero
    Venturi European Champ 1930's

    Italian Jew; Max Baer?
    Cuban, Jew, Pedro Montanez
     
  9. ecto55

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    Italians spread all over the world -

    Italian-Argentinian - Nicolino Locche
    Italian-Australians - Rocky Mattioli; Rocky Gattellari, Gus Mercurio, Paul Ferreri.
     
  10. Amos-san

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    Italian-Argentinians are also Accavallo and Bonavena
     
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  11. mcvey

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    I named fighters born in Italy, and in Vince Dundee's case Sicily.
    Dundee has a 118-19-14 record, he beat
    Risko
    Harvey
    McCoy
    Pirrone
    Jeby
    Brouillard
    Overlin And won the NYA Middleweight World Title and the NBA World Title
    Nine of his 19 losses were to
    Thil
    Indrisano
    Fields x2
    Yarosz x3
    Steele
    Conn
     
  12. CharlieFirpo85

    CharlieFirpo85 New Member Full Member

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    Danm "Italo-Amercians" are tough MF's

    Rocky Marciano
    Arturo Gatti
    Jake LaMotta
     
  13. mcvey

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    Gatti was born in Calabria Italy, and moved to Canada.
     
  14. CharlieFirpo85

    CharlieFirpo85 New Member Full Member

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    "Gatti was born in
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    , Italy,..." (Wikipedia)
    Birthplace: Cassino, Lazio, Italy (Boxrec)
    -Thats central Italy-
    other sources say calabria

    But the painfully exact definition is not that important to me anyway. They all have italian heritage and raised in north America
     
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    fitzroy boy_iron mike Active Member Full Member

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    Joe Calzaghe
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