Alf Mancini

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Name: Alf Mancini
Hometown: Notting Hill, London, United Kingdom
Birthplace: Notting Hill, London, United Kingdom
Died: 1968-10-04 (Age:64)
Pro Boxer: Record


Professional Boxer. Born in Notting Hill, West London,of Italian descent, he started boxing at the age of fifteen, and was never defeated as an amateur. The following year, he turned professional, ranked as a Lightweight. His first eight bouts were fought against the same opponent, and he won seven of them. However, by the time he had the opportunity of fighting for the title, he had outgrown the limit of 9 stone 9 pounds, and was re-classified as a welterweight. As his epitaph makes clear, he never won that title, either, but was very highly regarded as a boxer, both in Great Britain and America, where he fought for the first time in 1926. To find his grave, follow the main drive past the chapel and office, almost to the Western boundary, and passing Sir John Barbirolli on your left. Alf Mancini is on the right-hand side of the path, just before the back gate.

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