Name: Vince DeSantis
Birth Name: Vincent Leo DeSantis
Birthplace: Bristol, Pennsylvania, USA
Died: 1987-09-00 (Age:76)
Hometown: Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Height: 5′ 3½″ / 161cm
Boxing Record: click
- Bob Garcia, the old "Mexican Wildcat," was responsible for introducing DeSantis to boxing.
- Turned professional in 1929, after his amateur career was shortened to one fight per week.
- DeSantis was serious about training. Besides running, he had his own gym on the 2nd floor of his home.
- Worked as a chauffeur for the American Brewery Company while his broken hand was healing.
- Served in the Army during World War II, stationed at Fort Knox, KY.
- Owned the Venice Tavern in Baltimore with his brother Frank.
- Served on the Maryland Nominating Committee and the Maryland Boxing Hall of Fame Committee.
- Inducted into the Maryland Boxing Hall of Fame in 1978.
Record & bio information courtesy of Buddy Ey, Baltimore, MD.