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Giovanni Parisi

Full name: Giovanni Parisi
Nickname(s): Flash
Gender: Male
Height: 5-6 (168 cm)
Weight: 126 lbs (57 kg)
Born: December 2, 1967 in Vibo Valentia, Vibo Valentia, Italy
Died: March 25, 2009 in Voghera, Pavia, Italy
Country: ITA Italy
Sport: Boxing

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

After overpowering Daniel Dumitrescu in the 1988 Olympic featherweight final, Giovanni Parisi soon turned pro. In 1993, grabbed the vacant WBO lightweight title, defending it twice successfully before abandoning it in 1994 to move up to the light welterweight. A shot at the WBC belt in that class failed, but he gained the WBO title in 1996 in a technical knockout over Sammy Fuentes. He defended his title five times, before losing it to Carlos González in 1998. Now marred by injuries, the best years of his career were over. After a failed attempt at the WBO welterweight title in 2000 and an embarrasing defeat in an EBU welterweight title bout, Parisi called it a career. His life was tragically cut short when he was involved in a head-on collision with a truck near his home in Voghera.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1988 Summer 20 Seoul Boxing Men's Featherweight Italy ITA 1 Gold

Men's Featherweight

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result MR R T JF J1S J2S J3S J4S J5S TJP
1988 Summer 20 Seoul Boxing Italy ITA Final Round Match 1/2 1 1988-10-02 Parisi (ITA) , Dumitrescu (ROU) referee stops contest (head blow) 1 1:41
1988 Summer 20 Seoul Boxing Italy ITA Semi-Finals Match #1 1 1988-09-29 Parisi (ITA) , Achik (MAR) referee stops contest (outclassed) 1 1:55
1988 Summer 20 Seoul Boxing Italy ITA Quarter-Finals Match #2 1 1988-09-28 Parisi (ITA) , Shmuel (ISR) decision 5 60 60 60 60 60 300
1988 Summer 20 Seoul Boxing Italy ITA Round Three Match #3 1 1988-09-26 Parisi (ITA) , Ghazaryan (URS) referee stops contest (head blow) 2 2:27
1988 Summer 20 Seoul Boxing Italy ITA Round Two Match #6 1 1988-09-22 Parisi (ITA) , Lu (TPE) decision 5 60 60 60 60 60 300
1988 Summer 20 Seoul Boxing Italy ITA Round One Match #11 1 1988-09-18 Parisi (ITA) bye
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