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Sandro Lopopolo, Olympian, Passes Away at Age 74

By Per Ake Persson

Italian all-time great Sandro Lopopolo passed away on Saturday in Milan (Italy) at the age of 74 after a lengthy illness. Lopopolo won silver in the 1960 Olympics and turned pro in 1961 and won the national title at super lightweight in 1963 and won what was billed as the WBC and WBA world titles in 1966 by beating Carlos Hernandez - titles he lost in 1967 to Takeshi Fuji. Lopopolo retired in 1973 with a record of 59-10-7.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by nycsmooth on 04-28-2014

from my understanding he was being taken care of by the Italian government for Alzheimers...he & Loi were 2 of my favorites...

Comment by lutenco on 04-27-2014

Riposa In Pace !!!

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