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Italian Boxing Federation

History of FPI

Costitution

The first boxing match, in the modern sense, was held in Verona on the 1 May 1909. Pietro Boine of Genoa was a true pioneer of Italian boxing. On 10 July 1910 in Valenza, Piedmont, he also became the first heavyweight champion, albeit for Northern Italy. Boine founded the "National Boxing Club" in 1912 in Milan. During the same period in Rome the "Boxing Academy" was opened by the American James Rivers.

Around these two focus points, a wave of interest developed which led to the establishment - with the encouragement of the Italian Athletics Federation - of the Federation, which took place in Milan in March 1916, during the war: Gian Domenico Roseo became its first president. The FPI is such an organic structure only in 1919 and the Italia team took part for the first time in a tournament during the Inter allied Olympics at Joinville (1920).

The Boxing Federation became part of the CONI in 1927. The first European title of an Italian boxer was that of Erminio Spalla (1923), the first world title was that of Primo Carnera (1933), both in the heavyweights. The Federation is listed in Law 16.02.1942, n. 426.
Denomination
Federazione Pugilistica Italiana (FPI or Italian Boxing Federation) since the beginning.

Federal Office

1916-1929 Milan, from 1929 Rome.

First National Championships

1920 (amateurs).

First time the Olympic Games

1920 Anversa.

Presidents

1916 - 1919 Gian Domenico Roseo
1919 - 1920 Ugo Gherardi
1921 - 1922 Piero Ostalli
1922 - 1924 Gian Giacomo Roseo
1924 - 1927 Giacomo Grassi
1927 - 1928 Giacomo Corbari
1927 - 1928 Carlo Lomazzi
1927 - 1928 Galli
1928 - Giacomo Grassi
1928 - Carlo Carini
1929 - Giacomo Grassi
1929 - 1939 Raffaello Riccardi
1939 - 1941 Bruno Mussolini
1941 - 1943 Vittorio Mussolini
1944 - 1946 Earl Francesco di Campello
1945 Mario Teodori
1946 - 1947 Earl Francesco di Campello
1947 - Mario Teodori
1947 - 1958 Bruno Rossi
1958 - 1959 Silvio Podestà
1959 - 1963 Conte Francesco di Campello
1963 - 1965 Silvio Podestà
1965 - 1969 Silvio Podestà
1969 - 1981 Hon. Franco Evangelisti
1981 - 1997 Ermanno Marchiaro
1997 - 2001 Giovanni Grisolia
2001 - 2013 Franco Falcinelli
2013 - 2017 Alberto Brasca
2017 - Vittorio Lai

Secretaries

1919 - 1920 Carlo Volpi
1921 - 1922 Galli - Ribera - Mario Folco
1922 - 1924 Mario Folco
1924 - 1927 Villa - Mazzarelli
1927 - 1928 Pietro Massara
1928 - Luigi Bossi
1928 - Pietro Massara
1929 - 1939 Edoardo Mazzia
1939 - 1943 Musti De Gennaro
1944 - 1945 Edoardo Mazzia
1945 Pagani
1946 - 1954 Edoardo Mazzia
1954 - 1961 Giovanni Montefredine
1961 - 1969 Antonio Gilardi
1969 - 1973 Decio Lucarini
1973 - 1986 Vittorio Peconi
1986 - 1993 Paolo Borghi
1993 - 2003 Salvatore Marafioti
2003 - 2009 Riccardo De Girolami
2009 - Alberto Tappa

 

Viale Tiziano, 70, Rome

Phone:+39 06 32824204

Fax:+39 06 3282 4250

Url:www.fpi.it

President:Vittorio Lai

Secretary:Alberto Tappa