Duilio Loi

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Duilio Loi
Duilio Loi with daughter 1960s.jpg
Duilio Loi with daughter, 1960s
Statistics
Nationality Italian
Born (1929-04-29)29 April 1929
Trieste, Italy
Died 20 January 2008(2008-01-20) (aged 78)
Treviso, Italy
Boxing record
Wins 115
Wins by KO 26
Losses 3
Draws 8

Duilio Loi (19 April 1929 – 20 January 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.

Biography[edit]

A marble gravestone on the wall of a crypt
Loi's grave at the Monumental Cemetery of Milan, Italy, in 2015

Loi was born in Trieste, from father from Sardinia and mother from Friuli Venezia Giulia. He 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 disease. Loi died in January 2008 at the age of 78 in Treviso, Italy, and is buried at the Monumental Cemetery of Milan.

References[edit]

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