Willie Pep

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Birthday
19, 1922
Birthplace
Connecticut
Death Date
Nov 23, 2006 (84)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
19, 1922
Birthplace
Connecticut
Death Date
Nov 23, 2006 (84)

About

International Boxing Hall of Famer who fought an astounding 241 fights during his career with a record of 229-11-1. He had 65 knockouts and is widely considered one of the best fighters of his generation.

Before Fame

He began his amateur fighting career in 1937 in the midst of the Great Depression.

Trivia

The International Boxing Research Organization named him as the best featherweight boxer of all time in 2005.

Family Life

He was born Guglielmo Papaleo.

Associated With

He had a spirited rivalry with Sandy Saddler, with whom he traded World Featherweight Championships in the late 40's and early 50's.

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