Name: Lee Canalito
Alias: Italian Stallion
Hometown: Houston, Texas, USA
Height: 6′ 5″ / 196cm
Boxing Record: click
Managers: Hugh Benbow, Sylvester Stallone
Trainers: Angelo Dundee, Richie Giachetti
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- Canalito was a lineman at Sterling High School in Houston, Texas, and was on Parade magazine's annual All-America High School Football Team in 1971.
- Played defensive tackle at the University of Houston for two seasons before his college football career was derailed by a knee injury.
- Won the Houston Golden Gloves and turned professional after only seven amateur fights.
- Trained by Angelo Dundee from 1977 to 1981. Richie Giachetti became his trainer after he split with Dundee.
- After seeing him box on television, Sylvester Stallone cast Canalito, who had never acted, to co-star in the 1978 movie Paradise Alley, which Stallone wrote and directed.
- Managed by Texas millionaire Hugh Benbow and later by Sylvester Stallone.
- Boxed professionally from 1977 to 1987 and retired with a professional record of 21-0 with 19 knockouts.
- Owns a boxing gym in Houston, Texas.