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...

By Rolando Vitale The Real Rockys: A History of the Golden Age of Italian Americans in Boxing 1900­–1955 is the first book to explore the history of Italian Americans in boxing. It is a fascinating collection of sociological essays and detailed appendices, examining the role and achievements of the Italian American prizefighter. From humble immigr...