Bruno Arcari (boxer)

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Bruno Arcari 1964.jpg
Bruno Arcari in 1964
Statistics
Weight(s)Super lightweight, welterweight
Height1.65 m (5 ft 5 in)
NationalityItalian
Born6 November 1943 (1943-11-06) (age 75)
Atina, Italy
StanceSouthpaw
Boxing record
Total fights73
Wins70
Wins by KO38
Losses2
Draws1

Bruno Arcari (born 1 January 1942) is a retired Italian light welterweight boxer who fought from 1964 to 1978.

Biography[edit]

He came to the 1964 Olympics as a national champion and a bronze medalist of the 1963 European Championships, but was injured in the opening bout and had to withdraw.[1] After that he turned professional, and again lost his first match by injury. He had only one loss further in his career, also by injury, and won 70 bouts, 38 of them by knockout. Arcari held the European title in 1968, and on 31 January 1970 captured the WBC world title after defeating Pedro Adigue. He relinquished it 1973 to move up to the welterweight class, but did not fight for a major title until his retirement in 1978.[2] He later managed top professional fighters in Italy.[3]

Awards[edit]

On 7 May 2015, in the presence of the President of Italian National Olympic Committee (CONI), Giovanni Malagò, was inaugurated in the Olympic Park of the Foro Italico in Rome, along Viale delle Olimpiadi, the Walk of Fame of Italian sport, consisting of 100 tiles that chronologically report names of the most representative athletes in the history of Italian sport. On each tile are the name of the sportsman, the sport in which he distinguished himself and the symbol of CONI. One of the tiles is dedicated to Bruno Arcari.[4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Bruno Arcari Olympic Results". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 3 December 2018.
  2. ^ Professional boxing record for Bruno Arcari from BoxRec
  3. ^ Bruno Arcari. sports-reference.com
  4. ^ "Inaugurata la Walk of Fame: 100 targhe per celebrare le leggende dello sport italiano" (in Italian). coni.it. Retrieved 11 October 2018.

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Preceded by
Pedro Adigue
WBC Light Welterweight Champion
31 Jan 1970–1974
Vacated
Succeeded by
Perico Fernandez