|Real name||Giovanni Parisi|
|Height||5 ft. 8 in. (173 cm.)|
|Born||December 2, 1967|
Vibo Valentia, Italy
|Died||March 25, 2009 (aged 41)|
|Wins by KO||29|
1988 Olympic resultsEdit
Below is the record of Giovanni Parisi, an Italian featherweight boxer who competed at the 1988 Seoul Olympics:
- Round of 64: bye
- Round of 32: defeated Lu Chih Hsiung (Taipei) by decision, 5-0
- Round of 16: defeated Mikhail Kazaryan (Soviet Union) referee stopped contest in the second round
- Quarterfinal: defeated Ya'acov Shmuel (Israel) by decision, 5-0
- Semifinal: defeated Abdelhak Achik (Morocco) referee stopped contest in the first round
- Final: defeated Daniel Dumitrescu (Romania) by first-round knockout (won gold medal)
A native of Vibo Valentia, Calabria, Parisi began his professional career in 1989 and won the Vacant WBO Lightweight Title by defeating Javier Altamirano in 1992. He later defeated former champion Freddie Pendleton and in 1995 challenged Mexican legend Julio César Chávez for the WBC Light Welterweight Title, losing a unanimous decision. Parisi went on to capture the WBO Light Welterweight Title and defend it successfully six times. He lost the WBO light-welterweight belt to Carlos Gonzalez in May 1998, and failed in a challenge for the welterweight title against Daniel Santos in July 2000.
He last fought in September 2006, when he lost a majority decision against Frederic Klose in Milan for the European welterweight crown.
- "Former champ Parisi dies in crash". BBC. 2009-03-26. Retrieved 2009-03-26.
- Professional boxing record for Giovanni Parisi from BoxRec
- Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Giovanni Parisi". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 2011-04-06.
Title last held byDingaan Thobela
| WBO lightweight champion
September 25, 1992 - 1994
Title next held byOscar De La Hoya
| WBO light welterweight champion
March 9, 1996 - May 29, 1998
|Junior welterweight status|
| Latest born world champion to die
March 25 – July 11, 2009