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Giancarlo Garbelli Passes Away, 81-Years-Old

By Per Ake Persson

Former Italian welterweight champ Giancarlo Garbelli has passed away at the age of 81 at Lurago D´Erba. Garbelli mixed in good company throughout his career and lost to Duilio Loi in a EBU title fight at lightweight and drew with Hungarian great Laszlo Papp in Milano in 1960 in a non-title fight. Garbelli turned pro in 1952 and retired in 63 but made a comeback in 72 and was stopped by future world champ Jose Duran. He went out with a total record of 72-14-11.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Boxering on 03-19-2013

He was the most courageous, the most feared, the most brilliant, the most generous, intelligent, fearless champion of boxing that Italy has ever had.

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