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Frankie Gennaro

Frankie Gennaro (Boxing.  Born, New York, NY, Aug. 26, 1901; died, New York, NY, Dec. 27, 1966.)  Under his real name, Frank DiGennara, he won the 1920 Olympic gold medal when the flyweight class was revived for the Antwerp Games.  At those Games, Gennaro gained a decision over Anders Petersen of Denmark that provided the […]

Ray Arcel

Ray Arcel (Boxing.  Born, Terre Haute, IN, Aug. 3, 1899; died, New York, NY, Mar. 7, 1994.)  Ray Arcel handled over 2,000 fighters and 20 of them became world champions over the course of a 70-year career as the leading trainer of the 20th century.  As staggering as his record is, Arcel was equally renowned […]

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