Willie Pep (Guglielmo Papaleo)

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Middletown, Connecticut, USA
September 19, 1922- November 23, 2006 was an Italian-American boxer who was better known as Willie Pep. Pep boxed a total of 1956 rounds in the 241 bouts during his 26 year career,Won 229 a considerable number of rounds and fights even for a fighter of his era. His final record was 229-11-1 with 65 knockouts. Pep, known for his speed and finesse, is considered to be one of the best fighters of the 20th century and was inducted to the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 1990. In 1977, Pep was elected to the National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame. Read more...