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Friday, January 8, 2010


Frank "Frankie" Genaro was the shortest boxer at the height of 5 feet and 1 inch. He was born at August 26, 1901 – December 27, 1966 and in his life he was a former Olympic gold medalist and boxing world flyweight champion. He has a record 130 bouts, having 96 victories (19 KO's), 26 losses, 8 draws and 4 No Decisions.

He became pro and begun fighting and scoring wins over Charley (Phil) Rosenberg and Pancho Villa. In 1923, he got the American flyweight title with another win over Pancho Villa and decisioned future bantamweight champ Bud Taylor

Genaro was defeated by Fidel La Barba lost his American title in 1925 and dropped a decision to former world champ Newsboy Bron in his next outing. In 1928 he captured the NBA flyweight crown when defeated Frenchy Belanger. He then fought Emile Pladner and lost the title in his first defense, but again regained the title when he defeated Pladner in a rematch one month later.

Genaro he had successfully defended his title against Emile Pladner, Ernie Jarvis, Yvon Trevidic and Balanger. He then faced Midget Wolgast, who had been recognized as world flyweight champ by the New York State Athletic Commission. The unification bout ended in a draw. Genaro then went on and successfully defend his title against Victor Ferrand. Jackie Harmon, and Valentin Angelmann. Victor “Young” Perez knocked him out and lost his crown in 1931.

Genaro's title days were over, but he’s career did not ended. He beat the future featherweight champion Joey Archibald in 1933 before retiring in 1934. In his entire career Genaro fought 10 world champions and three Hall of Famers and he became the international Boxing Hall of famer in 1998.

He was born in New York City and died in Staten Island, New York.



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