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THE REED™
03-08-2010, 01:11 PM
My grandfather told me about his uncle(my great uncle) Troy Bellini, who was a golden gloves fighter back in 1934.

He said he fought on the same team as Joe Louis back in the Navy...

Apparently he was a golden gloves champion for 118 lbs 1934-1935..

My gramps found it interesting how I am so into boxing, and that his uncle was a boxer... He dug up some info on him, but I am sure you guys could help me find more.

I believe he went pro... but I am uncertain.

My grandfather said he ended up quitting boxing because he was so disgusted of how crooked the sport was back then..

THANK YOU!

Southpaw16BF
03-08-2010, 01:23 PM
Very interesting Reed. Here's some info on him. Very good amateur.

http://boxrec.com/media/index.php/Troy_Bellini

1934 won the Chicago Golden Gloves Tournament of Champions at bantamweight, it has been said by decision vs. Tommy Barry.

1935 won the National AAU in the bantamweight division.

And yes he was pro, he was 0-1-1, and from what I know retired in 1938.

THE REED™
03-08-2010, 01:24 PM
Very interesting Reed. Here's some info on him. Very good amateur.

http://boxrec.com/media/index.php/Troy_Bellini

1934 won the Chicago Golden Gloves Tournament of Champions at bantamweight, it has been said by decision vs. Tommy Barry.

1935 won the National AAU in the bantamweight division.

And yes he was pro, he was 0-1-1, and from what I know retired in 1938.

Awesome!!!! THanks!

Anyway to find out who else was on his team?

Southpaw16BF
03-08-2010, 01:25 PM
Awesome!!!! THanks!

Anyway to find out who else was on his team?

I'll get looken now, hopefully I'll find something.:boxing:

THE REED™
03-08-2010, 04:13 PM
Anyone else!?

PR Boxer
03-08-2010, 04:23 PM
Here's an article that mentions his name: http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,762251,00.html
Again his name as a champion:
http://www.goldengloves.com/history/

THE REED™
03-08-2010, 04:32 PM
Damn good stuff... thanks a lot.

Royalty
03-08-2010, 04:42 PM
The Underdog is correct. He won the National AAU in the bantamweight division. He defeated George Cirimeli, to win it.

Here's a picture and list of who was on the 1934 Golden Gloves team:

http://img291.imageshack.us/img291/4908/article1234.png
Team members, from left to right, are Patsy Urso, Troy Bellini, Al Nettlow, Frank Bojack, Phil Kennelley, Danny Farrar, Billy Treest, Joe Louis and Otis Thomas.

I believe your great uncle is the second on the left.

THE REED™
03-08-2010, 05:07 PM
The Underdog is correct. He won the National AAU in the bantamweight division. He defeated George Cirimeli, to win it.

Here's a picture and list of who was on the 1934 Golden Gloves team:

http://img291.imageshack.us/img291/4908/article1234.png
Team members, from left to right, are Patsy Urso, Troy Bellini, Al Nettlow, Frank Bojack, Phil Kennelley, Danny Farrar, Billy Treest, Joe Louis and Otis Thomas.

I believe your great uncle is the second on the left.

Damn! THats the first Pic I ever saw!

My gramps said he would try to find his pics of him but Ive never see nhim before.

I cant even believe this is on the net.

THANKS!

THE REED™
03-08-2010, 05:08 PM
Damn I gotta great uncle in the same pic on the same team as Joe Louis.

Sweet!

BOLLOCKS
03-08-2010, 05:11 PM
Damn I gotta great uncle in the same pic on the same team as Joe Louis.

Sweet!

That's professional.

How did he do in the pros? :D

Royalty
03-08-2010, 05:13 PM
Damn! THats the first Pic I ever saw!

My gramps said he would try to find his pics of him but Ive never see nhim before.

I cant even believe this is on the net.

THANKS!

No problemo.

THE REED™
03-08-2010, 05:14 PM
That's professional.

How did he do in the pros? :D

:lol1: 0-1-1

Not sure what happened there but oh well.

My gramps said he remembers talking with him about it and he said that the sport was so crooked he was disgusted, and said he didn't want to continue.

One more round
03-08-2010, 05:16 PM
:lol1: 0-1-1

Not sure what happened there but oh well.

My gramps said he remembers talking with him about it and he said that the sport was so crooked he was disgusted, and said he didn't want to continue.

That record could be incomplete, he may have had more pro fights than that.

THE REED™
03-10-2010, 10:12 AM
If anyone else can find any more info I would be very appreciative! Thanks!