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Old 12-30-2018, 01:32 AM #1
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Al Certo, who boxed under the name of Al Certisimo, was born in Hoboken on September 28. 1928. At the age of 19 he took up amateur boxing and capped an unbeaten amateur career by winning the Golden Gloves title in the 135 lb. class. Certo turned pro and the winning streak continued. He reeled off 20 triumphs, including 11 kayos, before losing to Benny Hernandez in Brooklyn.
Certoís career was cut short when he cut his hand with a saw while helping his brother remodel a car wash. Certo didnít stop there. He has run many benefits and fund raisers, bringing in such greats as Rocky Graziano, Willie Pep, Jake LaMotta, Joey Giardello, Tippy Larkin, Carmen Basilio and Jack Dempsey just to name a few.
Certo later became an outstanding promoter and manager, handling some of the top ringmen.

some of the fighters he trained:
Mustafa Hamsho (Second Hagler Fight)
Edwin Viruet
Adolpho Viruet
Buddy McGirt Jr.
Andrew Golota

Little known that Certo was Frank Sinatra's personal tailor
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Old 12-30-2018, 02:02 AM #2
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Old 12-30-2018, 09:52 AM #3
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Seeing Andrew Golota quit against Mike Tyson must have gone against every old school fiber in Al Certo's being.


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Old 12-30-2018, 11:38 PM #4
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Golota quitting with Tyson is still disgusting to watch.
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I had the honor of giving the Eulogy and Bell (9) Count at his wake!

Also, Frank Sinatra's mother Dolly was the mid-wife when Al was born.
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word. RIP Al Certo!!!!!
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I had the honor of giving the Eulogy and Bell (9) Count at his wake!

Also, Frank Sinatra's mother Dolly was the mid-wife when Al was born.
I bet a lot of boxing personalities came out.
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Old 01-16-2019, 11:10 AM #9
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RIP maestro!
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Old 01-18-2019, 09:24 AM #10
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I have a quick question as I am brand new to the site. Is there a thread that lists the recent passings of boxing personalities or are the news of those whose passed typically like a single thread like this?

If the answer is no would you feel it would be an attribute to the community by having a comprehensive thread?

Thanks in advance.

Also RIP Mr. Certo
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