|Real name||Calogero Fusari|
August 20, 1924|
|Died||November 1, 1985(aged 61)|
|Wins by KO||38|
Charley Fusari born Calogero Fusari (August 20, 1924 – November 4, 1985) was an Italian-American boxer born in Italy.
Charlie fought 92 bouts, 8 amateur and 84 “pro”;he was the New Jersey State Champion in 1947, ’48 and ’49, becoming a professional boxer on May 8, 1944; he fought against greats boxers of his time such as Rocky Graziano, Tony Janiro, Sugar Ray Robinson. Charley was a good fighter and won all his first 45 fights: in his 45th fight, he beat the great Tippy Larkin.
Fusari had two world title shots during his career. He lost a one-sided decision to defending welterweight champion Sugar Ray Robinson on August 9, 1950 and lost a split decision to Johnny Bratton for the vacant National Boxing Association World welterweight title on March 14, 1951 after Robinson had left the title after winning the world middleweight title from Jake LaMotta a month earlier.
He defeated such boxers as Attilio "Rocky Castellani, Maxie Berger, Freddie Archer, Pat Demers, Al "Red" Priest, Terry Young, Joey Carkido, Jimmy Flood, Frankie Palermo, Vince Foster and Tony Pellone.
He retired from boxing in 1952.
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- "New Jersey Boxing Hall of Fame". Retrieved November 16, 2017.
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