Savior (Savey) Canadeo

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Name: Savey Canadeo
Born: 1917-04-27
Died: 1993-11-07 (Age:76)
Hometown: De Pere, Wisconsin, USA
Height: 5′ 9½″   /   177cm
Boxing Record: click

  • 1935 made the final of the Chicago Golden Gloves Tournament of Champions in the lightweight division, the bout was stopped when examination showed he suffered a broken jaw, with the match being rewarded to Mike Gamiere, afterwards he entered Saint Norbert's College in Wisconsin. Canadeo quit boxing until spring of 1936.
  • 1937 Canadeo had won the Press-Gazette's Golden Gloves title by stopping Sailor Bedard in the second round of the final. In the summer before 50,000 fans at Soldier Field, Canadeo was a member of the CYO team that defeated the previously unbeaten South American team, in international competition, he bested Joe Garcia and he represented Chicago at the Intercity Golden Gloves Tournament.
  • 1938 he won from Tony Motisi, dropped a close decision in the Chicago Golden Gloves Tournament of Champions to Richard Pauli. It was reported Canadeo broke his hand in the bout.
  • 1939 he won the Barney Ross Trophy in the Chicago Golden Gloves Tournament of Champions, after being forced out by a cut. In an interview when queried on turning pro, Canadeo's response was "If I intended to make a move at all, I probably should have done it two years ago? adding "But I would like a job, any job with a future, right here in Green Bay". It was reported friends of Canadeo believe that he would prefer the latter course. His record that year was reported as only 14 setbacks in 177 bouts, 7 of them in his early years, when he started at 14 years of age.
  • 1940 Savey won the Chicago Golden Gloves Tournament of Champions over Morris Corona at welterweight. As a member of the Chicago team he won the International Golden Gloves over Erik Agren of Sweden. In the same year he fought Al Tribuani 4 times, first in the Intercity Golden Gloves, being awarded the verdict, then fighting 3 five round bouts within 2 weeks, with Tribuani taking the first and third and Canadeo taking the second. The bouts were known for being real crowd pleasing sizzlers, with both fighters having archaic respect for each other.
  • Graduated Saint Norbert's College in De Pere, Wisconsin.
  • Served in the United States Army Air Corps during World War Two.
  • He is the brother of Tony Canadeo [1], the first Green Bay Packer elected to the National Football League Hall of Fame.

Preceded by:
Milton Jones
Chicago Golden Gloves Tournament of Champions
Welterweight Champion

Succeeded by:
George (Sonny) Horne
Preceded by:
Corky Dulgarian
Intercity Golden Gloves
Welterweight Champion

Succeeded by:
Robert Burns

Sources: Several U.S. news sources