Advertisement
Advertisement

Carmelo Bossi, Italian Great, Passes Away at 75

By Per Ake Persson

Italian great Carmelo Bossi has passed away at the age of 75 in Milano after a long battle with penumonia. Bossi won a silver in the 1959 European championships and 1960 Olympics fighting at welterweight and then turned pro in 1961. He won the national title at welter in 1965, then the EBU crown in 1967 and became world champion in 1970 losing the title in 1971 and went out with a record of 40-8-3. Bossi was around in what was an exellent era for Italian and European boxing, fighting the likes of Jean Josselin, Johann Orsolics, Angel Robinson Garcia, Fighting Mack, Fred Little and Koichi Wajima. RIP champ.

Tags: boxing image  
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by nycsmooth on 03-24-2014

A good fighter, a champ, but 2 me never could get 2 the elite level...I remember his 2 bouts w/Freddie Little...RIP Champ...

Comment by lutenco on 03-23-2014

Thanks for the article,'60s-'70s had the best fighters in EUROPE;ciao campione!!! [QUOTE][url]http://gifsoup.com/view/4974445/giovanni-parisi-wbo-lightweight-world-champion.html[/url][/QUOTE]

Post a Comment/View More User Comments (2)
Top Headlines Billy Dib: Thank God I Finally Got Away From 50 Cent! Francisco Vargas vs. Orlando Salido Still a Possibility? Martinez-Berchelt On Course For March 12 After WBO Rejects Appeal Julio Ceja, Hugo Ruiz Ready For Rematch War on Feb. 27th Anthony Joshua-Charles Martin in Serious Talks, Says Hearn Zou Shiming Ring Return Draws 36.5 Million Viewers in China Gabe Bracero Arrested After Allegedly Beating Up Cop Rigondeaux To Train At Derry Mathews' Gym In Liverpool Oscar Duarte Signs With Golden Boy, Returns February 19 Juan Hernandez Has Chocolatito In Sights After Latest Win Gallagher: Canelo is Not Golovkin, Amir Khan Can Win K. Porter: Shawn Will Punish Keith Thurman Until He Breaks Lomachenko on When He Learned Mike Tyson Was Not Ukrainian Masternak Returns on Loaded April 2 Bill In Krakow Jazza Dickens Embraces Underdog Role Versus Rigondeaux Kiatniwat Scores Repeat Win Over Lebron in Thailand Nonito Donaire's Trainer Expects Pressure Fight From Bedak Hearn Expects Quigg To Score "Brutal" Knockout of Frampton Tasif Khan Stops Isaac Quaye In Six, Wins WBU/GBU Crowns Eddie Chambers: The Division is in Good Hands With Tyson Fury Moralde, Duno Ready To Go To War in General Santos City Amir Khan: Once My Shots Land on Canelo, He Will Think Twice! Mayweather: Khan Thinks He Can Do What I Did To Canelo Here's One Vote For Another Bernard 'Alien' Hopkins Sighting Erik Morales: Amir Khan Won't Last Four Rounds With Canelo Luis Ortiz Warns Tony Thompson: Barking Dogs Don't Bite! Billy Dib To Face Sukkasem Kietyongyuth on February 26 Arreola Suspended For 90 Days, Tests Positive For Marijuana Denis Lebedev-Yunier Dorticos Clash Ordered By The WBA Photos: Jamel Herring Makes Weight, Set For First TV Main Event Garcia's Team Disputes Possibility Of Donnie Nietes Fight Freddie Roach is Pleased With Frankie Gomez Performance Luis Ramos on Top Rank Deal, Desire For World Title Fight Golovkin's Promoter Confirms Interest in Bernard Hopkins Fight Luis Ortiz-Thompson Set, But Not Yet Sanctioned By WBA Francisco Santana To Return on Top Rank Bill on April 2 Adamek-Molina: Mateusz Masternak To Face Fields on The Card Amir Khan: I'll Win and Make History, Shut The Doubters Up! Luis Ortiz-Tony Thompson Finalized For March 5th on HBO Cruz vs. Koasicha Tops March 4 Telemundo Bill In Tampa
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement