Pete Spanakos

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Name: Pete Spanakos
Birth Name: Petros Spanakos
Hometown: New York, New York, USA
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  • 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 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