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Carmine Vingo boxer

Carmine Vingo image
Status inactive
Age 85
Division heavyweight
Height 6′ 4″/193cm
Debut 1948-01-02
Born 1929-12-28
Death 2015-06-02
Nationality USA
Residence Bronx, New York, USA
bouts
18
won
16
lost
2
draw
0
bouts
18
won
16
lost
2
draw
0
Status inactive
Age 85
Division heavyweight
Height 6′ 4″/193cm
Debut 1948-01-02
Born 1929-12-28
Death 2015-06-02
Nationality USA
Residence Bronx, New York, USA

Nicknamed 'Bingo Vingo' for his willingness to take chances to win in the ring, Vingo started his career by winning 16 of his first 17 professional bouts, losing an only a questionable decision to undefeated Brooklyn heavyweight prospect Joe Lindsay in White Plains, New York in 1948. Vingo won 12 consecutive fights, including a unanimous decision over highly regarded 16-2 contender Joe Modzele on a boxing card at Yankee Stadium in August 1949. A second round knockout of Al Robinson at Sunnyside Garden in Queens, New York, propelled Vingo into the world heavyweight rankings, and a crossroads bout with rising Rocky Marciano to determine a serious 'white hope' successor challenger for former world heavyweight champion Joe Louis and world heavyweight champion Jersey Joe Walcott.On December 30, 1949, at Madison Square Garden, Vingo, then 16-1, and Marciano, 24-0, fought a slugfest. Marciano put Vingo down in the first and second rounds. Vingo fought back well, and by the end of the fifth round, was hurting Marciano with right hand power shots, and seemed to be gaining momentum. Marciano later described his bout with Vingo as "The toughest fight of my career."

Nicknamed 'Bingo Vingo' for his willingness to take chances to win in the ring, Vingo started his career by winning 16 of his first 17 professional bouts, losing an only a questionable decision to undefeated Brooklyn heavyweight prospect Joe Lindsay in White Plains, New York in 1948. Vingo won 12 consecutive fights, including a unanimous decision over highly regarded 16-2 contender Joe Modzele on a boxing card at Yankee Stadium in August 1949. A second round knockout of Al Robinson at Sunnyside Garden in Queens, New York, propelled Vingo into the world heavyweight rankings, and a crossroads bout with rising Rocky Marciano to determine a serious 'white hope' successor challenger for former world heavyweight champion Joe Louis and world heavyweight champion Jersey Joe Walcott.On December 30, 1949, at Madison Square Garden, Vingo, then 16-1, and Marciano, 24-0, fought a slugfest. Marciano put Vingo down in the first and second rounds. Vingo fought back well, and by the end of the fifth round, was hurting Marciano with right hand power shots, and seemed to be gaining momentum. Marciano later described his bout with Vingo as "The toughest fight of my career."

Date Opponent Last Opponents' Results Place Titles Result
Dec. 30, 1949 Rocky Marciano WWWWWW Madison Square Garden, New York LOSS
KO
Nov. 10, 1949 Al Robinson Sunnyside Garden, Sunnyside, Queens WIN
KO
Oct. 29, 1949 George Washington WWWLWL Ridgewood Grove, Brooklyn WIN
Points
Aug. 10, 1949 Joe Modzele LWWWWL Yankee Stadium, Bronx WIN
Points
July 29, 1949 Ernie Conyer WLWWLL Long Beach Stadium, Long Beach WIN
Points
April 13, 1949 Ernie Conyer WLWLWW Manhattan Center, New York WIN
Points
April 4, 1949 Freddie McManus LWLLLL St. Nicholas Arena, New York WIN
Points
Jan. 7, 1949 Don Mogard WWLWLL Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Points
Dec. 28, 1948 Johnny Williams LLLLLL Park Arena, Bronx WIN
KO
Dec. 17, 1948 Tommy DiGiorgio WLLWLW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Points
Nov. 22, 1948 Jimmy Walls LLLLWW St. Nicholas Arena, New York WIN
KO
Nov. 8, 1948 Tommy DiGiorgio WWWLLW Eastern Parkway Arena, Brooklyn WIN
Technical knockout
April 20, 1948 Freddie McManus LDLLLW Park Arena, Bronx WIN
Points
April 6, 1948 Joe Lindsay WDW Westchester County Center, White Plains LOSS
Points
Feb. 10, 1948 George Washington WLLLWL Park Arena, Bronx WIN
Points
Feb. 3, 1948 Earl Turner LLLLLL Park Arena, Bronx WIN
KO
Jan. 9, 1948 Fred Ramsey WDLLWL Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
KO
Jan. 2, 1948 Barney Metten WWWWWW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
KO