Revered Italian boxer and 2-time World Light Middleweight Champion during the 1960's.
He started boxing professionally in the Super Welterweight division in 1961.
He was a world champion before suffering a terrible accident in 1965, where he fractured his skull and his career began to hit a wall.
He was born and raised in Pontedera, Italy.
He and legendary Spanish fighter Javier Castillejo were both champions at the Light Middleweight level.