This article appears on Boxing News and is written by Rolando Vitale, author of The Real Rockys: A History of the Golden Age of Italian Americans in Boxing 1900-1955.
The all-time top 10 Italian American boxers
HERE are some greats who just missed the cut. These include explosive knockout artist Rocky Graziano best remembered for his slugfest trilogy with Tony Zale which rank as the most savage duels ever witnessed inside a boxing ring. Harry Jeffra, a two-weight champion, beat great bantamweight Sixto Escobar of Puerto Rico in four out of their five bouts. Skilful Fidel La Barba and Frankie Genaro, both Olympic gold medallists, went on to dominate the flyweight division during the twenties.
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