Duilio Loi

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Loi in 1961

Duilio Loi (April 19, 1929 – January 20, 2008) was an Italian boxer who held the Italian and European lightweight and welterweight titles, as well as the world junior welterweight championship. Loi fought from 1948 to 1962, and retired with a record of 115 wins (26 KOs), 3 losses and 8 draws. He was born in Trieste, from father from Sardinia and mother from Friuli Venezia Giulia.

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Loi fought many outstanding fighters in his career, including lightweight great Carlos Ortiz and Eddie Perkins. Although all their fights were close, Loi won two out of three bouts from Ortiz.

Loi was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 2005. His daughter accepted the award on his behalf, because Loi was suffering from Alzheimer's. Loi died in January 2008 at the age of 78 at Padre Pio Hospital in Treviso, Italy.

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Preceded by
Carlos Ortiz
WBA Light Welterweight Champion
10 May 1961 – 14 September 1962
Succeeded by
Eddie Perkins
Preceded by
Eddie Perkins
WBA Light Welterweight Champion
15 December 1962 – 1962
Retired
Succeeded by
Roberto Cruz