Giovanni Girgenti

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameGiovanni•Girgenti
Used nameGiovanni•Girgenti
Born18 December 1942 in Marsala, Trapani (ITA)
Died9 January 2018 in Marsala, Trapani (ITA)
Measurements165 cm / 57 kg
AffiliationsPalestra Marsala Ring, Marsala (ITA)
NOC Italy


As the winner of two Italian featherweight titles (1962, 1964) and losing finalist at the 1963 European Championships, Giovanni Girgenti was considered a medal contender at the 1964 Games. But the Sicilian didn’t make it past the first round, being upset by later silver medalist Anthony Villanueva. The Marsala native then embarked on a professional career that spanned two decades. He first claimed the Italian professional featherweight in 1968, and gained or defended his title (and later that of the super featherweight) a total of 22 times. Internationally, he was less successful, contesting two EBU title fights without earning a belt. Girgenti fought professionally from 1965-76, ending with a career record of 48 wins (15 by KO), 15 losses, and 5 draws.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1964 Summer Olympics Boxing ITA Giovanni Girgenti
Featherweight, Men (Olympic) =17

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