Name: Pat Valentino
Alias: Pat Guglielmi
Birth Name: Pasquale Guglielmi
Hometown: San Francisco, California, USA
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, USA
Died: 2008-07-25 (Age:88)
Pro Boxer: Record
Amateur Boxer: Record
Manager: Tommy Cello (1938-39), Jack Andrade, Dolph Thomas (1947)
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Pat Valentino boxed as Pat Guglielmi until September 1939. He adopted his fighting surname from a second cousin: 1920s Hollywood screen legend Rudolph Valentino, whose real name was Rodolfo Alfonso Raffaello Pierre Filibert Guglielmi di Valentina d'Antonguolla.
Valentino boxed an exhibition against Joe Louis in Chicago on December 7, 1949, and was knocked out in the eighth round. Valentino retired after the exhibition.
Following his retirement from boxing, Valentino worked as a maitre d' at Scoma's Restaurant in San Francisco.
Valentino died from pneumonia at age 88 on July 25, 2008.
An article titled "A Second Life: The Career of Pat Valentino" by Carlos Acevedo appeared in IBRO Journal Issue No. 110.