By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
Alessandro Mazzinghi has passed away. The Italian boxer, who was also known as Sando, was 81.
An official cause of death has not been announced yet.
“We made the sad announcement of the passing of our father,” the Sandro Mazzinghi Facebook page said. “You all know how much love he had for others and for honesty. He always had towards everyone… for us today is a sad day, but we can only be proud of the man, the athlete, The Champion and the father you have been…… Bye Santa we will never forget you will always be with us and with all those who loved you”
He competed from 1961 through 1978. In his professional boxing career, he went 64-3 with 42 knockouts.
Mazzinghi was able to win the WBC Light Middleweight Championship, as well as the WBA Light Middleweight Championship. He won five of the eight bouts for these two belts.
In addition, he was the EBU (European) Light Middleweight Champion. He won all five bouts he had after winning the strap.
In his career, Mazzinghi defeated the
The orthodox fighter last competed against Jean-Claude Warusfel on March 4, 1978 in a win in Florence, Italy. Mazzinghi won the bout over Warusfel in a points decision.
His three losses were to Nino Benvenuti twice and Giampaolo Melis.
He was undefeated in his last 25 bouts, including two no contests against Wilfredo Hurst and Freddie Little. The bout against Little was for the WBC and WBA World Super Welterweight titles.
The majority of his career were spent fighting in Italy. He did; however, have several fights outside of the country in Las Vegas, Nevada; Stockholm, Sweden; Paris, France, and Sydney, Australia.