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Erminio Spalla

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Nickname(s)  Occhiovivo
Total fights  56
Height  1.85 m
Rated at  Heavyweight
Wins  42
Division  Heavyweight
Nationality  Italy
Name  Erminio Spalla
Siblings  Giuseppe Spalla
Stance  Orthodox
Role  Professional Boxer

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Died  August 14, 1971, Rome, Italy
Movies  Miracle in Milan, The Fury of Achilles, Giarabub, The Pirates of Capri, The Prisoner of the Iron M
Similar People  Silvio Amadio, Marino Girolami, Paolo Heusch, Luigi Capuano, Vittorio De Sica

Erminio spalla european heavyweight champ 1923

Erminio Spalla (7 July 1897 – 14 August 1971) was an Italian professional heavyweight boxer, film actor and singer.


Spalla studied fine arts in Brera, when in 1910 he saw film footage of the world boxing championships and decided to become a professional boxer. He was the first Italian to win a European boxing title, which he did in 1923. He lost it in 1926 to Paulino Uzcudun and retired from boxing the next year, though he briefly returned to the ring in 1934 and won all three of his final bouts. He returned to art after retiring from the ring.

In October 1937 he debuted as an opera singer in Nel Trovatore in Turin. In the same year he also worked in sculpture and painting.

In 1939 he acted in his first film, Io, suo padre by Mario Bonnard. This was followed by over fifty films and television series, including the war film Giarabub (1942). His last film was I fratelli Karamazov by Sandro Bolchi (1969).

His elder brother Giuseppe was also a boxer.

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Selected filmography

  • The Hero of Venice (1941)
  • The Lion of Damascus (1942)
  • Knights of the Desert (1942)
  • Giarabub (1942)
  • Harlem (1943)
  • Romulus and the Sabines (1945)
  • The Tyrant of Padua (1946)
  • The Devil's Gondola (1946)
  • The Adventures of Pinocchio (1947)
  • The Opium Den (1947)
  • Flying Squadron (1949)
  • Miracle in Milan (1951)
  • A Flea on the Scales (1953)
  • Lights Out (1953)
  • Wives and Obscurities (1956)
  • Song of Naples (1957)
  • Il Conte di Matera (1957)
  • The Naked Maja (1958)
  • The Defeated Victor (1958)
  • Siege of Syracuse (1960)
  • Warlord of Crete (1960)
  • The Prisoner of the Iron Mask (1962)
  • The Fury of Achilles (1962)
  • The Sailor from Gibraltar (1967)
  • References

    Erminio Spalla Wikipedia