Fearless: Tony Canzoneri Embodied Italian American Resolve

Jan 19, 2022 249

A skilled slugger, a contender before his 20th birthday, and one of the great boxing champs of the 1920s and 30s. Tony Canzoneri, a Louisiana native, turned pro at 16 and quickly took on seasoned competitors. By 22, he was already a two-time world champ, and by 23, Canzoneri was considered the best fighter, pound-for-pound, in the world.

Fearless, he took on big fights and compiled an amazing 259 rounds in title fights alone. Overall, he competed in more than 130 pro bouts, including some grueling battles with Barney Ross, Benny Bass, Kid Chocolate, Frankie Klick, Billy Petrolle and many others.

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