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Primo Carnera

Boxer Primo Carnera

Profession: Boxer

Nationality:
Italy
Italian

Why Famous: World Heavyweight Champion between 1933 and 1934.

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

Historical Events

  • 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

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