Pete Spanakos

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*1955 Petros Spanakos won the sub-novice New York City Golden Gloves at flyweight over Victor Bonner.
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*1956 he won the [[New York City Golden|New York (City) Golden Gloves]] open championship at bantamrweight over Frank Figueroa by default.
 
  
*1960, attending the College of Idaho, with his reported twin brother boxer [[Nick Spanakos]] and fighting out of Hollywood, California, Petros Spanakos won the [[Chicago Golden Gloves|Chicago Golden Gloves Tournament of Champions]] at bantamweight over Darrell Shavanaux.
 
  
*1960 he won the [[Intercity Golden Gloves]] Championship over Mike Lucas at bantamweight.
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*1955 '''Petros Spanakos''' won the novice New York City Golden Gloves' championship at flyweight vs. [[Victor Bonner]].
  
*1964 he won the [[New York City Golden|New York (City) Golden Gloves]] open championship over  Angelo Alvarez at featherweight
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*1956 he won the New York Daily News Golden Gloves' open championship at bantamrweight vs. [[Frankie Figueroa|Frank Figueroa]] by default, on March 7 he won the New York Golden Gloves Tournament of Champions at bantamweight vs. [[Joe Stewart]] and did not represent New York at the Intercity Golden Gloves Tournament that year.
  
*He and his brother [[Nick Spanakos]] were dubbed the Greek Twins, by some in the press.
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*1960, attending the College of Idaho, with his reported twin brother boxer [[Nick Spanakos]] and fighting out of Hollywood, California, Petros Spanakos won the Chicago Golden Gloves Tournament of Champions at bantamweight over [[Darrell Shavanaux]].
  
*the Spanakos brothers have been reported originally being from from both the Red Hook section and the Flatbush section of Brooklyn, NY, the original home of [[Joey Giardello]].
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*1960 representing Chicago he won the Intercity Golden Gloves' championship vs. [[Mike Lucas]] at bantamweight.
  
*Petros Spanakos has been referred to as [[Pete Spanakos]], one of the Spanakos twins seven older brothers who was reported to have won a Bronze Medal in a Pan-American Tournament.
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*1964 he won the New York Daily News Golden Gloves' open championship vs. [[Angelo Alvarez]] at featherweight.
  
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*It has been said that Pete Spanakos and [[Harry Smith (of New York, NY)|Harry Smith]] are the only fighters to win both the Chicago and New York Golden Gloves Tournaments of Champions.
  
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*He and his twin brother [[Nick Spanakos]] were dubbed the Greek Twins, by some in the press.
  
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*The Spanakos brothers have been reported originally being from the Red Hook section of Brooklyn, NY.
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  before= [[Robert St. John]] |
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  title= [[New York Golden Gloves|New York Daily News Golden Gloves]] <br /> Novice Flyweight Champion |
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  years= 1955 |
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  after= [[Tony Tozzo (New York, NY)|Tony Tozzo 1957]]}}
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  before= [[Robert St. John]] |
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  title= [[New York Golden Gloves|New York Daily News Golden Gloves]] <br /> Open Bantamweight Champion |
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  years= 1956 |
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  after= [[Tommy Smith]]}}
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  before=  [[Luis Figueroa]]|
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  title= [[Intercity Golden Gloves|Intercity Golden Gloves]] <br /> Bantamweight Champion |
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  years= 1960 |
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  after= [[Joe Cortez]]
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  before= [[Henry Costoza]] (1962)|
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  title= [[New York Golden Gloves|New York Daily News Golden Gloves]] <br /> Open Featherweight Champion |
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  years= 1964 |
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  after= [[Ulysses Mercer]]
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Latest revision as of 21:38, 18 May 2011

Name: Pete Spanakos
Birth Name: Petros Spanakos
Nationality: US American
Hometown: New York, New York, USA
Boxing Record: click


  • 1955 Petros Spanakos won the novice New York City Golden Gloves' championship at flyweight vs. Victor Bonner.
  • 1956 he won the New York Daily News Golden Gloves' open championship at bantamrweight vs. Frank Figueroa by default, on March 7 he won the New York Golden Gloves Tournament of Champions at bantamweight vs. Joe Stewart and did not represent New York at the Intercity Golden Gloves Tournament that year.
  • 1960, attending the College of Idaho, with his reported twin brother boxer Nick Spanakos and fighting out of Hollywood, California, Petros Spanakos won the Chicago Golden Gloves Tournament of Champions at bantamweight over Darrell Shavanaux.
  • 1960 representing Chicago he won the Intercity Golden Gloves' championship vs. Mike Lucas at bantamweight.
  • 1964 he won the New York Daily News Golden Gloves' open championship vs. Angelo Alvarez at featherweight.
  • It has been said that Pete Spanakos and Harry Smith are the only fighters to win both the Chicago and New York Golden Gloves Tournaments of Champions.
  • He and his twin brother Nick Spanakos were dubbed the Greek Twins, by some in the press.
  • The Spanakos brothers have been reported originally being from the Red Hook section of Brooklyn, NY.
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Preceded by:
Robert St. John
New York Daily News Golden Gloves
Novice Flyweight Champion

1955
Succeeded by:
Tony Tozzo 1957
Preceded by:
Robert St. John
New York Daily News Golden Gloves
Open Bantamweight Champion

1956
Succeeded by:
Tommy Smith
Preceded by:
Robert St. John
New York Golden Gloves Tournament of Champions
Bantamweight Champion

1956
Succeeded by:
Tommy Smith
Preceded by:
Pat Moore
Chicago Golden Gloves Tournament of Champions
Bantamweight Champion

1960
Succeeded by:
Oscar German
Preceded by:
Luis Figueroa
Intercity Golden Gloves
Bantamweight Champion

1960
Succeeded by:
Joe Cortez
Preceded by:
Henry Costoza (1962)
New York Daily News Golden Gloves
Open Featherweight Champion

1964
Succeeded by:
Ulysses Mercer



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