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Canzoneri, Tonylocked

(06 November 1908–08 December 1959)
  • Luckett V. Davis

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Canzoneri, Tony (06 November 1908–08 December 1959), boxer, was born in Slidell, Louisiana, the son of Sicilian immigrants George Canzoneri and Josephine (maiden name unknown), occupations unknown. He grew up on the streets of New Orleans, working as a bootblack, and began boxing at age eleven. He took part in impromptu matches held in the yards of tenement houses, where he was seen by bantamweight champion ...

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