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This article is about the historical boxer, for the wrestler having same nickname, see Primo Carnera. Michael Fury, also known as Big Guido, is a American professional wrestler signed by World Wrestling Entertainment to its ECW Brand. ...

Primo Carnera

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Real name Primo Carnera
Nickname(s) The Ambling Alp
Rated at 276 pounds (125 kg)[1]
Height 6 ft 8.75 in (2.05 m)[2]
Nationality Italian
Birth date October 26, 1906(1906-10-26)
Birth place Sequals, Italy
Death date June 29, 1967 (aged 60)
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 103
Wins 87
Wins by KO 70
Losses 15
Draws 0
No contests 1

Primo Carnera (October 26, 1906June 29, 1967) was an Italian boxer who became the World Heavyweight champion. Image File history File links Flag_of_Italy. ... is the 299th day of the year (300th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1906 (MCMVI) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Sunday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Sequals is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Pordenone in the Italian region Friuli-Venezia Giulia, located about 100 km northwest of Trieste and about 25 km northeast of Pordenone. ... is the 180th day of the year (181st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the 1967 Gregorian calendar. ... is the 299th day of the year (300th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1906 (MCMVI) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Sunday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... is the 180th day of the year (181st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the 1967 Gregorian calendar. ... Languages Italian, Sicilian, Neapolitan, Corsican, Sardinian, Emiliano-Romagnolo, Ligurian, Lombard, Piedmontese, Venetian, Ladin, Friulian Religions predominantly Roman Catholic      The Italians are a Southern European ethnic group found primarily in Italy and in a wide-ranging diaspora throughout Western Europe, the Americas and Australia. ... For other meanings of these words, see boxing (disambiguation) or boxer. ... This is a chronological list of world heavyweight boxing champions, as recognized by the following organizations: The World Boxing Association (WBA), founded in 1921 as the National Boxing Association (NBA), The World Boxing Council (WBC), founded in 1963, The International Boxing Federation (IBF), founded in 1983, The World Boxing Organization...

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Biography

Born in Sequals, near Udine, Italy, Carnera was a remarkable individual almost 6 ft 8.75 in (2.05 m)[3] tall and weighed 265 pounds (120 kg), at a time when the average height was approximately 5 ft 5 in (1.65 m). Until December 19, 2005, when the 7 ft 1 in, 147 kg Nikolay Valuev won the WBA title, Carnera along with Jess Willard who stood 6' 6 1/2" were the biggest heavyweight champions in boxing history. He enjoyed a sizable reach advantage over most rivals, and when seen on fight footage, he seems like a towering giant compared to many heavyweights of his era, who were usually at least 60 pounds (27 kg) lighter and 7 inches (18 cm) shorter than he was. One publicity release about him read in part: For breakfast, Primo has a quart of orange juice, two quarts of milk, nineteen pieces of toast, fourteen eggs, a loaf of bread and half a pound of Virginia ham.[citation needed] Because of his size, he earned the nickname The Ambling Alp. Sequals is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Pordenone in the Italian region Friuli-Venezia Giulia, located about 100 km northwest of Trieste and about 25 km northeast of Pordenone. ... Udine (Friulian Udin, Slovene Videm) is a city in northeastern Italy, capital of the historical region of Friuli, in the middle of Friuli-Venezia Giulia region, between the Adriatic sea and the Alps (Alpi Carniche), less than 40 km from the Slovenian border. ... is the 353rd day of the year (354th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Nikolay Valuev (Russian: ) (b. ... World Boxing Association (WBA) is a boxing organization that sanctions official matches, and awards the WBA world championship title, at the professional level. ... Jess Willard - 1915 Library of Congress collection Jess Willard, born December 29, 1881 in St. ... For other uses, see Quart (disambiguation). ... Smithfield ham is a variety of cured ham from the United States, associated with Smithfield, Virginia. ...


September 12, 1928 was the date of Carnera's first professional fight, against Leon Sebilo, in Paris. Carnera won by knockout in round two. He won his first six bouts, then lost to Franz Diener by disqualification in round one at Leipzig. Then, he won seven more bouts in a row before meeting Young Stribling. He and Stribling exchanged disqualification wins, Carnera winning the first in four rounds, and Stribling winning the rematch in round seven. In Carnera's next bout he avenged his defeat to Diener with a knockout in round six. is the 255th day of the year (256th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1928 (MCMXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the capital of France. ... A boxer is knocked down and receives the 10-count. ... Leipzig ( ; Sorbian/Lusatian: Lipsk from the Sorbian word for Tilia) is, with a population of over 506,000, the largest city in the federal state of Saxony, Germany. ... Young Stribling was a professional boxer in the Heavyweight division. ...


In 1930, he moved to the United States, where he toured extensively, winning his first seventeen bouts there by knockout. One of the boxers he beat during that streak was Jack McAuliffe. The one rival who broke the streak was George Godfrey, beaten by disqualification in five in Philadelphia. Carnera lost a decision to Jim Maloney in Boston to finish 1930. Jack McAuliffe (born March 25, 1886 in Cork, Ireland – November 5, 1937 in Forest Hills, New York) was an Irish-American boxer. ... George Godfrey might refer to: A youngboxer. ... Nickname: City of Brotherly Love, Philly, the Quaker City Motto: Philadelphia maneto (Let brotherly love continue) Location in Pennsylvania Coordinates: Country United States State Pennsylvania County Philadelphia Founded October 27, 1682 Incorporated October 25, 1701 Mayor John F. Street (D) Area    - City 369. ... Nickname: City on the Hill, Beantown, The Hub (of the Universe)1, Athens of America, The Cradle of Revolution, Puritan City, Americas Walking City Location in Massachusetts, USA Counties Suffolk County Mayor Thomas M. Menino(D) Area    - City 232. ...


In 1931, he went 7-1. He beat Maloney and King Levinsky, but his sole loss that year was to future world Heavyweight champion Jack Sharkey. King Levinsky (10 September 1910 - 30 September 1991), also known as Kingfish Levinsky, was an American heavyweight boxer who fought during the 1930s. ... Jack Sharkey, born October 6, 1902 in Binghamton, New York, United States – died August 17, 1994 in Beverly, Massachusetts, was a heavyweight boxing champion. ...


In 1932, he went 23-2, with 17 knockouts, but mostly against obscure opposition. Neither of his two losses were by knockout. The first to Larry Gains in London was decided by unanimous decision. The second to Stanley Poreda, a controversial match held in Newark, New Jersey, was decided by points. Stanley Poreda (January 30, 1909 - November, 1983) was a Jersey City boxer considered a top heavyweight contender in the early 1930s. ... Nickname: Map of Newark in Essex County Coordinates: , Country State County Essex Founded/Incorporated 1666/1836 Government  - Mayor Cory Booker, term of office 2006–2010 Area [1]  - Total 26. ...


On the 18th November 1932 he faced the tallest Heavyweight in history up to that point, Santa Camarão, a Portuguese fighter who was taller than Primo. For the mixed martial arts division of the same name, see Heavyweight (MMA). ...


1933 was one of the most important years in Carnera's life: On February 10, he knocked out Ernie Schaaf in thirteen rounds in New York. Schaaf died two days later and Carnera had to go through what most boxers wish they did not have to: the death of an opponent. For his next fight, Carnera faced the world Heavyweight champion Sharkey, with the crown on the line. The championship date was June 29, at the Madison Square Garden's bowl at Long Island. Carnera became world champion by knocking out Sharkey in round six. is the 41st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Ernie Schaaf (born September 27, 1908 in Elizabeth, NJ, died February 14, 1933) was a professional boxer. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... is the 180th day of the year (181st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Madison Square Garden, often abbreviated as MSG, and known colloquially simply as The Garden, has been the name of four arenas in New York City. ... This article is about Long Island in New York State. ...


He retained the title against Paulino Uzcudun (who was attempting to become the first Hispanic world Heavyweight champion) and Tommy Loughran, both by decision in 15 rounds, but in his next fight June 14, 1934 against Max Baer, Carnera fell down 12 times and was defeated in 11 rounds. Carnera's falls were due to his broken ankle. Paulino Uzcudun (b. ... Hispanic (Spanish: ; Portuguese: ; Latin: , adjective from Hispānia, the Roman name for the Iberian Peninsula) is a term that historically denoted relation to the ancient Hispania and its peoples. ... Tommy Loughran (November 29, 1902 - July 7, 1982) was a light-heavyweight boxing champion and elected to the International Boxing Hall of Fame. ... is the 165th day of the year (166th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1934 (MCMXXXIV) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display full 1934 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


After that, Carnera won his next four fights, three of them as part of a South American tour that took him to Brazil, Argentina and Uruguay, as well as boxing two exhibitions in the southern American continent. But then, in his next fight of importance, on June 25, 1935, he was knocked out in six rounds by Joe Louis, who would become world heavyweight champion in 1937. is the 176th day of the year (177th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1935 (MCMXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar). ... For other uses, see Joe Louis (disambiguation). ... Year 1937 (MCMXXXVII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


For the next two and a half years, he had a rather ordinary record, winning five bouts and losing three. But in 1938, Carnera, a diabetic, had to have a kidney removed, which forced him into retirement until 1944. This article is about the disease that features high blood sugar. ...


Carnera's manager, Lou Soresi, stole much of Carnera's money and left him almost broke. Because of Soresi's connection to Owney Madden, belonging to the underworld, it has always been speculated across the boxing world that most of Carnera's fights were fixed. The book East Side, West Side: Tales of New York Sporting Life 1910-1960 took the rumors a step further, stating that "Most of the Italian giant's opponents were pushovers, paid to take a dive or too frightened to stand up for three minutes in a row". Jack Sharkey himself had to deny rumors about him taking a dive in his world championship fight with Carnera, swearing that he had not. But these rumors involved other boxing champions of the time, like Jack Dempsey, Max Baer, Jess Willard and Gene Tunney, accused of being corrupt men and uncapable boxers. Owney The Killer Madden (December 18, 1891-April 24, 1965) was a leading underworld figure in Manhattan, most notably his involvement in organized crime during Prohibition. ... Spoiler warning: East Side, West Side: Tales of New York Sporting Life 1910-1960 (ISBN 0-96569496-8) is a sports book written by Lawrence S. Ritter and published in 1998. ... For other uses, including another boxing champion, see Jack Dempsey (disambiguation). ... Jess Willard - 1915 Library of Congress collection Jess Willard, born December 29, 1881 in St. ... James Joseph Gene Tunney (May 25, 1897 – November 7, 1978) was the heavyweight boxing champion from 1926-28 who defeated Jack Dempsey in 1926 and 1927 in what became known as The Long Count Fight and retired undefeated after winning against Tom Heeney in 1928. ...


During his time off boxing, Carnera went to Hollywood and tried his fortune there, and he did well in the city of the stars, participating in a number of movies — his later role in the 1955 British film A Kid for Two Farthings being critically acclaimed. In 1945, he attempted a comeback to boxing, and he won two fights in a row. But after losing to Luigi Mussina three times in a row, he quit boxing for good. ...


In 1946, he became a professional wrestler and was immediately a huge success at the box office. For a few years he was one of the top draws in wrestling. Carnera continued to be an attraction into the 1960s. Supposedly, he and Baer engaged in a wrestling match, though no evidence of that happening has been found. For the NES video game, see Pro Wrestling (video game). ...


In 1953, Carnera married Giuseppina Kovacic, a woman that he had known in Italy, and they became American citizens. They settled in Los Angeles, where Carnera opened a restaurant and a liquor store. They had two children, one of whom became a medical doctor. Los Angeles and L.A. redirect here. ...


Carnera's record was of 87 wins, 14 losses and 1 no-decision, his 69 wins by knockout making him a member of the exclusive club of boxers that won 50 or more bouts by knockout.


Carnera died in 1967, of a combination of diabetes complications and liver disease. The liver is the largest internal organ in the human body, and is an organ present in vertebrates and some other animals. ...


Movies

Requiem for a Heavyweight, a film featuring Anthony Quinn as a boxer, was released in 1962. Many fans thought the movie's story had some resemblance to Carnera's life. In 1947 Budd Schulberg wrote his novel, The Harder They Fall, a story about a boxer whose fights are fixed. In 1956 a movie with the same name, and based on the novel, was released by Columbia Pictures. In response, Carnera unsuccessfully sued the movie company. Requiem for a Heavyweight was originally a 1956 teleplay written by Rod Serling and produced for the live television show Playhouse 90 in 1957. ... For other people named Anthony Quinn see Anthony Quinn (disambiguation) Anthony Quinn (April 21, 1915 – June 3, 2001) was a two-time Academy Award-winning Mexican/American actor, as well as a painter and writer. ... Year 1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1962 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Picture of writer Budd Schulberg (born March 27, 1914 in New York City, New York) is an American screenwriter and novelist. ... The Harder They Fall is a 1956 film noir/drama starring Humphrey Bogart in his last movie role. ... The Columbia Pictures logo from 1993 to the present Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. ...


The movie Carnera: The Walking Mountain, directed by Italian director Renzo Martinelli, is the story of Primo Carnera's life, with Carnera's role played by Andrea Iaia. The (free) world premiere of the movie [[3]] will take place on April 22nd, 2008 at the Madison Square Garden in New York City. Madison Square Garden, often abbreviated as MSG, and known colloquially simply as The Garden, has been the name of four arenas in New York City. ...


References

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ Primo Carnera was high in the prime of his boxe activities 205 cm and weighing about 120 kg. When he did the fight, in the end 50 years, his stature was reduced by 2-3 cm. These data are reported by specialist magazines boxing of 30 years (including il pugilatore, Italian magazine of the period). In the broadcast television : "Il musichiere" with Mario Riva declared himself at the end of 50 years who he was became 202 cm.
  3. ^ [2]

See also

Preceded by
Jack Sharkey
Heavyweight boxing champion
1933–1934
Succeeded by
Max Baer
This is a chronological list of world heavyweight boxing champions, as recognized by the following organizations: The World Boxing Association (WBA), founded in 1921 as the National Boxing Association (NBA), The World Boxing Council (WBC), founded in 1963, The International Boxing Federation (IBF), founded in 1983, and The World Boxing... This is a list of notable male boxers. ... For the in-memory database management system, see In-memory database. ... Jack Sharkey, born October 6, 1902 in Binghamton, New York, United States – died August 17, 1994 in Beverly, Massachusetts, was a heavyweight boxing champion. ... This is a chronological list of world heavyweight boxing champions, as recognized by the following organizations: The World Boxing Association (WBA), founded in 1921 as the National Boxing Association (NBA), The World Boxing Council (WBC), founded in 1963, The International Boxing Federation (IBF), founded in 1983, and The World Boxing...

 
 

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