by Jim Amato

Tony Licata
Photo Courtesy David Martinez

One of the better middleweights of the 1970’s died recently webm 파일. Tony Licata was a victim of a heart attack at the age of 56.

The smooth boxing Licata turned professional in 1969 and was undefeated in his first 52 fights 다운로드. ( 49-0-3 ). During that streak he defeated the likes of Mike Pusateri, Luis Vinales, Jose Chirino, Art Hernandez, Denny Moyer, Emile Griffith, Cubby ” Top Cat ” Jackson, Mike Baker and Vinnie Curto 신비한 동물과 그린델왈드의 범죄 다운로드. He suffered his first loss in 1975 on an upset decision to Argentina’s Ramon Mendez. Tony came right back to outscore Mendez in a rematch. On June 30, 1975 Licata met another native of Argentina, the great Carlos Monzon bmw 코딩. This was for the middleweight title and they fought at New York’s Madison Square Garden. It would be Monzon’s only appearance in the United States 다운로드. Licata fought gamely but was overpowered by King Carlos in round ten.

Licata would go on to lose five more times in his career to Jean Mateo, Mike Colbert, Alan Minter, Fred Johnson and Tony Chiaverini 다운로드. After the loss to Monzon he did defeat Mike Rossman, Mike Nixon and Mel Dennis. Tony retired in 1980 after 72 fights. His overall record was an outstanding 61-7-4 with 27 knockouts 다운로드. He was halted on four occasions. He met four world champions. May he rest in peace.

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