Franco Zurlo

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameFranco•Zurlo
Used nameFranco•Zurlo
Born4 October 1940 in Brindisi, Brindisi (ITA)
Died17 June 2018 in Brindisi, Brindisi (ITA)
Measurements162 cm / 54 kg
AffiliationsG.S. Fiamme Oro, Roma (ITA)
NOC Italy


Franco Zurlo boxed for Italy at the 1964 Tokyo Olympics, losing in the second round. He turned professional in 1965, and fought through May 1979. He was rated as high as the #3 bantamweight by The Ring magazine. Urlo held the Italian bantamweight crown for nine years, and was a three-time European Boxing Union bantamweight champion. He retired with a career record of 39 wins (15 by KO), 6 losses, and 5 draws.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1964 Summer Olympics Boxing ITA Franco Zurlo
Bantamweight, Men (Olympic) =9

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