Joe Uvanni

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Name: Joe Uvanni
Born: 1882-11-21
Birthplace: Italy
Died: 1956-08-22 (Age:73)
Hometown: Rome, New York, USA
Boxing Record: click

The Italian-born Uvanni moved to the USA in 1890, settling in Rome, NY. Owned and operated a saloon in Rome, NY. Was arrested for arson in 1909 for allegedly attempting to burn down the saloon. Married Mazzie Tanner in Canada in 1915. After retiring from boxing, he owned and operated a restaurant for many years. Died and was buried in Utica, NY.

  • Beat John Gibbs, Sep. 20, 1902 in what appears to be an amateur bout at Rome, NY
  • Apparently fighting in Indiana circa 1907
  • Finish fight in a barn near Rome NY -- see 08-22-1906
  • Feb 22, 1907 lost wrestling match at Winona, MN to Lex Clayton
  • Met Al Greenwood in Syracuse in late 1909