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Famous Boxers from Italy

Updated March 9, 2020 64.2k views43 items

List of famous boxers from Italy, listed alphabetically with photos of the boxers when available. Italy has produced some very talented boxers over the years, including heavyweights, light heavyweights, cruiserweights, featherweights and flyweights. These are some of the best Italian boxers to ever live, so if you're a native of Italy and are aspiring to box professionally then these people should be your idols. If you're searching for a particular popular boxer from Italy then you can use the "search" box to find who you're looking for.

This list features Alessio Furlan, Clemente Russo and more.

This list answers the questions, "Who are the greatest Italian boxers?" and "Which boxers are from Italy?"

You can click on the names of these legendary boxers of Italy in order to get more information about each one. If you box or just love the sport then use this list of talented Italian boxers to find some new athletes to watch.
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    Sandro Lopopolo

    Dec. at 75 (1939-2014)

    BirthplaceMilan, Italy

    BirthplaceMilan, Italy

    NationalityItaly

    NationalityItaly

    Weight DivisionSuper bantamweight, Light middleweight, Light welterweight

    Weight DivisionSuper bantamweight, Light middleweight, Light welterweight

    Alessandro "Sandro" Lopopolo (18 December 1939 – 26 April 2014) was an Italian 1959 amateur featherweight and 1960 amateur lightweight boxing champion, and also world boxing champion in the light...  more
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    Tiberio Mitri

    Dec. at 75 (1926-2001)

    BirthplaceTrieste, Italy

    BirthplaceTrieste, Italy

    NationalityItaly

    NationalityItaly

    Tiberio Mitri (12 July 1926 in Trieste – 12 February 2001 in Rome) was an Italian boxer who fought from 1946 to 1957. During his career, Mitri was the Italian and European middleweight...  more
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    BirthplaceCosenza, Italy

    BirthplaceCosenza, Italy

    NationalityItaly, Germany

    NationalityItaly, Germany

    Francesco Pianeta (born 8 October 1984) is a retired Italian professional boxer. He challenged for the unified heavyweight title in 2013 and the WBA (Regular) world title in 2015. He also held the...  more
  • 29

    BirthplaceCasoria, Italy

    BirthplaceCasoria, Italy

    NationalityItaly

    NationalityItaly

    Weight DivisionLightweight

    Weight DivisionLightweight

    Vincenzo Picardi (born October 20, 1983 in Casoria) is an Italian professional boxer best known for winning a bronze medal in the flyweight division both at the 2007 World Amateur Boxing...  more
  • 30

    BirthplaceGorizia, Italy

    BirthplaceGorizia, Italy

    NationalityItaly

    NationalityItaly

    Weight DivisionSuper heavyweight

    Weight DivisionSuper heavyweight

    Paolo Vidoz (born 21 August 1970 in Gorizia) is a retired boxer from Italy, who won the Olympic bronze medal, twice won the bronze medal at the World Amateur Boxing Championships: 1997 and 1999 and...  more
  • 31

    BirthplaceNaples, Italy

    BirthplaceNaples, Italy

    NationalityItaly

    NationalityItaly

    Weight DivisionLight welterweight

    Weight DivisionLight welterweight

    Patrizio Oliva (born 28 January 1959) is an Italian former boxer, who won the gold medal in the light welterweight division at the 1980 Moscow Olympics as an amateur and the WBA light welterweight...  more
  • 32

    BirthplaceNovara, Italy

    BirthplaceNovara, Italy

    NationalityItaly

    NationalityItaly

    Cosimo Pinto (born 14 March 1943) is a retired Italian light heavyweight boxer who won a gold medal at the 1964 Olympics. Contrary to most of his teammates he remained an amateur and later won a...  more
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    Giulio Saraudi

    Dec. at 67 (1938-2005)

    BirthplaceCivitavecchia, Italy

    BirthplaceCivitavecchia, Italy

    NationalityItaly

    NationalityItaly

    Weight DivisionLight heavyweight

    Weight DivisionLight heavyweight

    Giulio Saraudi (3 July 1938 – 20 April 2005) was an Italian boxer, and an Olympic bronze medalist....  more
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    Simone Maludrottu

    Age: 42

    BirthplaceOlbia, Italy

    BirthplaceOlbia, Italy

    NationalityItaly

    NationalityItaly

    Simone Maludrottu (born 4 June 1978) is a retired professional boxer from Olbia, Sardinia, Italy. Maludrottu fought in the Bantamweight division and is a former European (EBU) champion....  more
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    Anthony Martin Sinatra

    Dec. at 77 (1892-1969)

    BirthplacePalagonia, Italy

    BirthplacePalagonia, Italy

    NationalityItaly

    NationalityItaly

    Anthony Martin Sinatra (born Saverio Antonino Martino Sinatra; Italian pronunciation: [saˈvɛːrjo antoˈniːno marˈtiːno siˈnaːtra]; May 4, 1892 – January 24, 1969) was an Italian-American Hoboken city...  more
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    Domenico Valentino

    Age: 36

    BirthplaceMarcianise, Italy

    BirthplaceMarcianise, Italy

    NationalityItaly

    NationalityItaly

    Domenico Valentino (born 17 May 1984, in Marcianise) is a boxer from Italy. The hard punching Valentino won a bronze medal at lightweight at the 2004 European Amateur Boxing Championships in Pula,...  more
  • 37

    Vittorio Parrinello

    Age: 37

    BirthplacePiedimonte Matese, Italy

    BirthplacePiedimonte Matese, Italy

    NationalityItaly

    NationalityItaly

    Jahyn Vittorio Parrinello (born 8 August 1983) is an Italian boxer who competed in the 2008 and 2012 Olympics. He announced his retirement from box in 2017....  more
  • 38

    BirthplaceFrosinone, Italy

    BirthplaceFrosinone, Italy

    NationalityItaly

    NationalityItaly

    Weight DivisionLight welterweight

    Weight DivisionLight welterweight

    Bruno Arcari (born 1 January 1942) is a retired Italian light welterweight boxer who fought from 1964 to 1978....  more
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    Massimiliano Duran

    Age: 57

    BirthplaceItaly

    BirthplaceItaly

    NationalityItaly

    NationalityItaly

    Weight DivisionCruiserweight

    Weight DivisionCruiserweight

    Massimiliano Duran (born November 3, 1963 in Ferrara, Italy) is a former Italian professional boxer who held the Cruiser WBC title and the European championship between 1990 and 1991. He is also...  more
  • 40

    Stefano Zoff

    Age: 54

    BirthplaceMonfalcone, Italy

    BirthplaceMonfalcone, Italy

    NationalityItaly

    NationalityItaly

    Weight DivisionLightweight

    Weight DivisionLightweight

    Stefano Zoff (Italian pronunciation: [ˈsteːfano dˈdzɔf]; born March 17, 1966 in Monfalcone) is an Italian lightweight boxer from Monfalcone, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy. In 1999 he won the WBA...  more
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    BirthplaceLubumbashi, Democratic Republic of the Congo

    BirthplaceLubumbashi, Democratic Republic of the Congo

    NationalityItaly

    NationalityItaly

    Weight DivisionMiddleweight

    Weight DivisionMiddleweight

    Patrizio Sumbu Kalambay (born 10 April 1956) is an Italian former professional boxer who held the WBA middleweight championship. He was born in the Belgian Congo, moving to Italy during his youth,...  more
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    BirthplaceIvrea, Italy

    BirthplaceIvrea, Italy

    NationalityItaly

    NationalityItaly

    Alessio Furlan (born 16 October 1976) is an Italian professional boxer. He is a former IBF Mediterranean and Italian junior-middleweight champion....  more
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    BirthplaceRome, Italy

    BirthplaceRome, Italy

    NationalityItaly

    NationalityItaly