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Richie Giachetti Dies
courtesy Ring 8
February 3, 2016
Cleveland Richie Giachetti boxing trainer has died. He was a boxing
trainer who has worked with a number of world champions including Larry
Holmes and Mike Tyson.
Giachetti first began working in boxing in 1961 and also helped Don
King in his first promotion with Muhammad Ali.
Giachetti is most famous for guiding Larry Holmes to the heavyweight
championship, Giachetti trained many other top fighters of the 70ís and
80ís including the like of Earnie Shavers, Aaron Pryor and Greg Page.
When Mike Tyson was dethroned of his heavyweight crown by James
"Buster" Douglas in 1990 in a 10th-round knockout in Tokyo, King
inserted Giachetti as Tyson's trainer. Giachetti trained Tyson for his
next four fights, those against Henry Tillman, Alex Stewart, and the two
fights against Donovan "Razor" Ruddock. Giachetti later returned to
Tyson's corner for his second fight against Evander Holyfield, the
infamous "bite fight".
Giachetti also trained two times world cruiserweight champion Jean
Marc Mormeck and worked with another top cruiserweight Steve Cunningham
as well former world contender Sal "Rocky" Cenicola in the late 1980s.
BRAMBLE MEET AGAIN AT RING 10 AWARDS
BRONX, NY Sept 8th The old fight network emerged
yesterday and it brought back memories of the past with a main event -
the reuniting of old foes Livingston Bramble and Ray "Boom Boom"
Mancini, who battled in two wars in the mid 1980's. Despite being close
to the circuit, both Bramble and Mancini had not seen each other for
Mancini & Bramble staged two of the
toughest bouts of the '80's.
Bramble briefly spoke about his career, which was highlighted
by his winning the lightweight title from "Boom Boom", and his
motivation for his defense against Philadelphian Tyrone Crawley, and of
course the second bout with Mancini. Mancini spoke about the
spirit and determination the two showed in their highly anticipated
showdowns, citing that the Mancini camp knew it would not be an easy
task to fight the difficult style Bramble presented. Also honored were the Belloise brothers, Steve, Mike and Sal who
together fought out of the Bronx in the 1940's They fought 279 bouts and
were well known during the sports heyday.
More pictures . . .
Referee Wayne Kelly
Judge Harold Lederman
Promoter Joe DeGuardia
Referee Tony Perez
Boxer Harry Balsamo
The Belloise Brothers