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Frankie Sodano

Full name: Frank Joseph "Frankie" Sodano
Gender: Male
Born: March 10, 1931 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: May 11, 2015
Country: USA United States
Sport: Boxing

Biography

Frankie Sodano boxed as a flyweight at the 1948 Olympics, after defeating Pappy Gault, later manager of the 1968 US Olympic boxing team, at the US Olympic Trials. Sodano was also 1948 AAU flyweight champion, and won the Diamond Belt tournament that year in Philadelphia. Sodano turned professional in November 1948 and fought through 1954, winning 49 fights, losing 8, with one draw, but he never received a title shot. Sodano was inducted into the South Philadelphia High School Hall of Fame in 2002.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1948 Summer 17 London Boxing Men's Flyweight United States USA 5T

Men's Flyweight

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result MR R
1948 Summer 17 London Boxing United States USA Quarter-Finals Match #1 2 1948-08-11 Majdloch (TCH) , Sodano (USA)
1948 Summer 17 London Boxing United States USA Round Two Match #1 1 1948-08-10 Sodano (USA) , Bhatta (IND) knock-out 1
1948 Summer 17 London Boxing United States USA Round One Match #1 1 1948-08-07 Sodano (USA) bye
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