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...