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Bill Bossio

Full name: William "Bill" Bossio
Gender: Male
Height: 5-1 (155 cm)
Weight: 119 lbs (54 kg)
Born: February 23, 1928 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: September 16, 2016 in Stuart, Florida, United States
Affiliations: US Navy, (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Boxing


Bill Bossio was in the US Navy when he qualified for the 1948 Olympic boxing team. Bossio was the first successful fighter to be trained by Angelo Dundee, later famous as the trainer for [Muhammad Ali]. Bossio fought professionally from April 1949 to October 1954, almost exclusively on the East Coast. He was hampered by his size, as he stood only a shade over 5 feet tall (152 cm). Bossio finished with a career record of 42 wins, 16 losses, and 3 draws. He never fought for a major title, but he did twice defeat Pappy Gault, who later coached the US Olympic boxing team in 1968. Bossio later worked in maintenance although he was an avid oil painting hobbyist. He also volunteered as a boxing trainer at the Boys' Club in White Plains, NY.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1948 Summer 20 London Boxing Men's Bantamweight United States USA 17T

Men's Bantamweight

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result
1948 Summer 20 London Boxing United States USA Round One Match #16 2 1948-08-07 Grenot (FRA) , Bossio (USA)
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