Recalling Cus D’Amato and his boxing champs

Dec 07, 2017 1100

BY: Michael Fitzgerald

Two Stocktonians appear in “Iron Ambition: My Life with Cus D’Amato,” a new book by Mike Tyson, former world heavyweight boxing champion. One is San Joaquin County Supervisor Tom Patti.

The other is his father, Anthony Patti. Both fought in New York for D’Amato, the legendary boxing trainer and manager. “Everybody from the East Side, Cus was like a father to us,” Anthony Patti said.

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