Biography: Primo Carnera, also known as 'the Ambling Alp,' was an Italian boxer and wrestler. He was the reigning World Heavyweight boxing champion from 1933, when he defeated Jack Sharkey, to 1934, when he was defeated by Max Baer.
Carnera is best known for his record as heavyweight champion of winning the most fights by knockout, having won 72 bouts this way out of his career total of 89 wins.
Born: October 25, 1906
Birthplace: Sequals, Italy
Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Scorpio
Died: June 29, 1967 (aged 60)
Cause of Death: Alcohol-related liver disease
- 1933-06-29 Italian boxer Primo Carnera KOs American defending champion Jack Sharkey in round 6 at Madison Square Garden, NYC to become third European to win the lineal world heavyweight title
- 1933-10-22 Italian boxer Primo Carnera beats Spanish challenger Paulino Uzcudun on points in Rome, Italy to retain the IBU heavyweight title
- 1934-03-01 Italian boxer Primo Carnera beats American challenger Tommy Loughran by unanimous points decision at Madison Square Garden, NYC for the NYSAC and NBA heavyweight titles
- 1934-06-14 American boxer Max Baer KO's defending champion Primo Carnera of Italy in 11th round at Madison Square Garden for the lineal world heavyweight title
- 1935-06-25 Future world heavyweight boxing champion Joe Louis moves to 20-0 with 6th round KO of former champion Primo Carnera of Italy at Yankee Stadium, NYC