by Dave McNaryJeremy Renner will star in a biopic about boxer Rocky Marciano. "Undefeated: The Rocky Marciano Story" is produced by Morris S. Levy, and written by Samuel Franco and Evan Kilgore. Levy is seeking a director. His Mega Films own the rights to the life story, as told by his younger brother Lou Marciano.   "Undefeated: T...

Veteran boxing manager John Seip has signed highly decorated Italian amateur boxer Daniele Marco Scardina to an exclusive managerial contract. Seip is best known for guiding Peter "Kid Chocolate" Quillin to the World Boxing Organization (WBO) world middleweight title. The native New Yorker also manages rising British super middleweight Steed "...

By Niccolò Graffio "A champion is someone who gets up when he can't." — Jack Dempsey During the time our people have spent living here in America, a number of figures, both real and imagined, have risen from our ranks to achieve icon status.   These figures in turn helped to inspire future generations, either for good or bad. Of all of the...

21 Jun 2015, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM. La storia della boxe è da sempre strettamente connessa a quella degli emigrati e in particolare degli italiani arrivati a New York. Nella sede della storica Gleason's Gym, un evento organizzato da New York Italians in collaborazione con Fordham University e la partnership de La VOCE di New York, riunisce ca...

The victory of the US Open by Italian tennis player Flavia Pennetta has been on everyone's lips since Saturday 12th September, when she met her rival and compatriot, Roberta Vinci, making history as it was the first time an Italian woman reached the singles final of the US open and that two Italian women met in the final. If Pennetta previously bea...

By Rolando Vitale   HERE are some greats who just missed the cut. These include explosive knockout artist Rocky Graziano best remembered for his slugfest trilogy with Tony Zale which rank as the most savage duels ever witnessed inside a boxing ring.   Harry Jeffra, a two-weight champion, beat great bantamweight Sixto Escobar of Puerto...

by Lisa Reisman   Branford high school track coach Richard Biondi never set out to write "Pugilistic Paisani," a history of Italian and Italian American boxing champions.   Then, on a visit to Cleveland's Little Italy Heritage Museum in 2000, he met a volunteer in her mid-80s. They got to talking. At some point Biondi asked her about...

Join the Chicagoland Italian American Charitable Organization on February 27th as they host the 3rd Friday Night Fights at the Medinah Shriners Hall found at 550 N. Shriners Dr. (off Swift and Army trail Rd.).   Doors will open at 6 pm. The card begins around 7 pm. Food and beverages will be available for sale. Tickets are available starting...

di Lucio Luca   Quarant'anni e non sentirli. Tanto che qualcuno spera ancora che prima o poi il vecchio Rocky si rimetta la tuta da ginnastica e riprenda a correre lungo le strade dell'Italian Market prima di salire tutta d'un fiato la famosa scalinata esultando con le braccia al cielo.   Difficile, forse impossibile, anche se da Sylv...

  WTI Magazine #62    2015 June, 12Author : Giovanni Verde      Translation by:   The "Gigante buono" (gentle giant) Primo Carnera has been an Italian symbol in the world, between the '20s and the '30s of last century. Boxer, wrestler and actor, through his achievements he represented the character with an almost inhuman stature, yet mild-temper...