Tony Poloni

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Name: Tony Poloni
Alias: The Sparks Assassin
Birth Name: Antenore Poloni
Hometown: Sparks, Nevada, USA
Birthplace: Italy
Died: 1983-05-28 (Age:75)
Stance: Orthodox
Referee: Record
Pro Boxer: Record

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Tony Poloni, born Antenore Poloni in Italy, came to the United States in 1916 with his parents, receiving his education in Ogden (Utah) and Sparks (Nevada) public schools. Poloni was a basketball star at the University of Nevada; turned to boxing and became the Pacific Association Amateur Heavyweight Champion and the AAU Light Heavyweight Amateur Champion in 1931. Poloni has a reported final record of 31-11-4.

1930 -- Amateur
--- Fritz Cahn Portland, OR W
Apr Opponent New York, NY KO
Apr Opponent New York, NY KO
Apr Anthony Sutton New York, NY W 3
Apr 30 Joe Belham New York, NY KO 3 (won AAU Light Heavyweight Championship)

May 15 Abe Abrahms Reno, NV Exh 3 (Refereed by Jack Dempsey)

In 1934 Poloni signed a three year managerial deal with Guy L. Smith, he had previously been managed by Dick Wallace. (Oakland Tribune)

After his boxing career Poloni, who was granted American citizenship August 30 1931, became a police officer in Reno, Nevada, April 1935, retiring in October 1964.

Preceded by:
Frank Tucker
National AAU
Light Heavyweight Champion

Succeeded by:
Homer Brandeis