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Bob Bozic Wikipedia
Robert Bozic (born 1950) was a professional heavyweight boxer from Toronto, Canada between 1970-77. His boxing record was 24-2 (7 KOS). He fought and lost to Larry Holmes in Madison Square Garden in 1973.
Bob Bozic's father, Dobrivoje Božić, was a successful Serbian engineer who fled from Communism after World War II and emigrated to Canada. In the 1960s Bob Bozic became estranged from his father and was living in Toronto, a vagrant by choice. He was introduced to prize fighting by Bertie Mignacco, a local heavy who ran a bookmaking operation behind Ciro's restaurant. In his short career he had 26 fights, but after two losses he decided to call it quits. He used to spar with George Chuvalo, his friend.
Bozic used to work as a bartender in New York City at a café known as 'Fanelli's'.