Thursday, May 23, 2024

Throughout history, world championship belts have been held by nearly men of Italian or Italian tradition. Some of the names in boxing, of Italian tradition, were such as Rocky Marciano and Willie Pep. From the 1920’s throughout the 1950’s, the light-weight division of boxing was probably the most famous and competitive in the sport. Numerous fighters that were great carved careers out. The Pennsylvania born Angott was among the busiest fighters of the era. He and lots of the greats in welterweight divisions and the lightweight fought over his career he amassed 135 bouts. He retained it for nearly 3 years in a division and won the crown.

The fighter. By appearing on boxing TV shows, ray maintains his popularity. In his career, he had been known as a fierce competition with a straight style. He lost a bout and rose by age 20. Mancini won the crown and proceeded to defend it in the 1980’s the year. Mancini retired with a career record of 29 wins and 5 losses. A native of Herkimer, lou Ambers, New York was called The Herkimer Hurricane. He fought mostly in the 30’s and was among the best lightweights of his era. He’s known for two classic bouts against the fantastic Henry Armstrong.

In the initial fight in 1938, Armstrong was trying to become the initial boxer to win world titles in 3 separate weight classes. In a tightly contested decision, Armstrong won the initial fight. Ambers won the rematch between the two the subsequent year to reclaim the light-weight crown. Over his 9 calendar year career, Lou Ambers won 88 bouts and lost only 8, with 6 draws. Sammy Angott, Ray Mancini, and Lou Ambers are 3 of the best light-weight boxers of all time. They’re, but 3 of nearly five dozen world championship boxers of Italian American tradition.