Full name: Andrew Francis "Andy" Scrivani
Born: March 28, 1917 in Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: June 1, 2015 in Lyons, New Jersey, United States
Affiliations: Chicago CYO, Chicago (USA)
Country: United States
Andy Scrivani won the 1935 Chicago Golden Gloves Tournament of Champions, as well as the 1935 Intercity Golden Gloves Championship, both as a featherweight. In 1936 he won the Intercity Golden Gloves title as a lightweight, and also qualified for the 1936 Olympics in that class. In Berlin Scrivani won two matches, but in the second against Belgian [Simon Dewinter], Scrivani sustained several cuts above his eyes, which was felt to hamper him in his next match, against Swedenâs [Erik Ã gren], which the Swede won by decision.
After the Olympics Scrivani fought as a pro, starting in November 1937 with a win over Pete Poulos, a 4-round decision. Scrivani fought professionally around Chicago initially, but then fought around Los Angeles from 1938 on, retiring in April 1941 with a record of 18 wins, 9 losses, and 4 draws. He never fought for a major title.
Scrivani started boxing at the local CYO on Chicagoâs West Side. He served in the US Army in World War II where he earned a Bronze Star and a Purple Heart while fighting in Germany. On his return he settled in Miami where he taught boxing at the 5th Street Gym and also worked the wickets at several racetracks.
|1936 Summer||19||Berlin||Boxing||Men's Lightweight||United States||USA||5T|
|1936 Summer||19||Berlin||Boxing||United States||USA||Quarter-Finals||Match #3||2||1936-08-13||Ã gren (SWE) , Scrivani (USA)|
|1936 Summer||19||Berlin||Boxing||United States||USA||Round Two||Match #6||1||1936-08-12||Scrivani (USA) , Dewinter (BEL)||decision|
|1936 Summer||19||Berlin||Boxing||United States||USA||Round One||Match #14||1||1936-08-11||Scrivani (USA) , Simpson (GBR)||decision|