Where is Italian Boxing? Top 3 Italian prospects for 2021

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  1. Stracciatella

    Stracciatella New Member Full Member

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    The golden days of boxing are filled with Italian all-time greats. What happened to the Italians and why don't we have Italian boxing superstars anymore?

    Here we rate the top 3 Italian prospects for 2021:

     
  2. Pakkuman

    Pakkuman I'm not hot. I'm just BIG. Full Member

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    They're too busy making prosciutto.
     
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  3. catchwtboxing

    catchwtboxing Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    They are too busy chasing gorgeous Italian ladies.
     
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  4. Boxing Prospect

    Boxing Prospect Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    ... Too busy driving awesome cars
     
  5. Forza

    Forza Obsessed with Boxing banned Full Member

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    ciao cugino. over here in the US we have vito mielnicki (3/4th italian 1/4 polish) and Sonny Conto
     
  6. BoxingDialogue

    BoxingDialogue Active Member Full Member

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    Were there Italian greats? I know the Italian/Americans but none that were actually from Italy.
     
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  7. Forza

    Forza Obsessed with Boxing banned Full Member

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    good fighters like vito antuofermo but no not "great"
     
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  8. Boxing Prospect

    Boxing Prospect Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Nino Benvenuti
    Duilio Loi
    Bruno Arcari
    Sandro Mazzinghi
    Salvatore Burruni

    Gotta let Italy have Sumbu Kalambay as well seeing as he was raised and learned to box there
     
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  9. catchwtboxing

    catchwtboxing Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Francesco Damiani.

    Yeah, I said it.

    Primo Carnera.
     
  10. BCS8

    BCS8 Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Mah ... gli Italiani son troppo belli. Ora che l'economia va bene, non c'e piu ragione a rovinare il viso a suon di pugni ... :D
     
  11. Trafford

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    Matchroom launched in Italy last year and I definitely think having a promoter putting on regular events like that will help grow the sport. The biggest issue from the last is the sport has moved on and many countries Italy included have been left behind from a training standpoint.
    The main reason for this is lack of funding by the government in grassroots boxing. It’s the reason UK, and many of the Eastern European countries produce a lot of tip level fighters for the size of the country.
     
  12. znalniaskas

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    Wasn't Sumbu a product of the local amateur system in the Belgian Congo/Zaire?
     
  13. George Crowcroft

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    Yeah, Young Corbett III and Dullio Loi are both greats from Italy. Italy has quite a weak collection of great fighters compared to Italian-Americans.
     
  14. Boxing Prospect

    Boxing Prospect Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    From his wiki
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    and he still resides."