Pete Spanakos

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


  • 1955 Petros Spanakos won the novice New York City Golden Gloves at flyweight over Victor Bonner.
  • 1956 he won the New York Daily News 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 Tournament of Champions at bantamweight over Darrell Shavanaux.
  • 1960 he won the Intercity Golden Gloves' championship over Mike Lucas at bantamweight.
  • 1964 he won the New York Daily News Golden Gloves' open championship over Angelo Alvarez at featherweight.
  • 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
Open 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