Carmelo Bossi

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Carmelo Bossi
Carmelo Bossi 1960.jpg
Carmelo Bossi at the 1960 Olympics
Personal information
Born 15 October 1939
Milan, Italy
Died 23 March 2014 (aged 74)
Milan, Italy
Height 1.71 m (5 ft 7 in)
Weight 71 kg (157 lb)
Sport
Sport Boxing

Carmelo Bossi (15 October 1939 – 23 March 2014) was an Italian boxer who held the European welterweight and world junior middleweight titles. Bossi boxed from 1961 to 1971 and his overall record was 40 wins (10 KOs), 8 defeats and 3 draws.[1][2]

Career

Bossi won a silver medal at the 1960 Olympics. In early 1961 he turned professional and fought through 1971. In 1965 Bossi won the national and in 1967 the European welterweight title. After defending the European title twice he lost it on 14 August 1968 to Fighting Mack. In 1967 he twice fought Willie Ludick for the world welterweight title, but lost on both occasions.[2] In July 1970 he took the Lineal, WBC and WBA super welterweight titles by winning Freddie Little,[3] but lost them to Koichi Wajima in October 1971 in his last bout.

See also

References

  1. ^ "Boxe, morto ex campione Carmelo Bossi - Rai News". Rainews.it. 2013-11-27. Retrieved 2014-03-23. 
  2. ^ a b Carmelo Bossi. sports-reference.com
  3. ^ "Carmelo Bossi - Lineal Junior Middleweight Champion". The Cyber Boxing Zone Encyclopedia. 

External links

  • Professional boxing record for Carmelo Bossi from BoxRec
  • Carmelo Bossi - CBZ Profile
Achievements
Preceded by
Freddie Little
Lineal Light Middleweight Champion
9 Jul 1970 – 31 Oct 1971
Succeeded by
Koichi Wajima
Preceded by
Freddie Little
WBA Light Middleweight Champion
9 Jul 1970 – 31 Oct 1971
Succeeded by
Koichi Wajima
Preceded by
Freddie Little
WBC Light Middleweight Champion
9 Jul 1970 – 31 Oct 1971
Succeeded by
Koichi Wajima
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