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Giulio Rinaldi (13 February 1935 – 18 July 2011) was an Italian boxer. He competed at the 1956 Summer Olympics. During his thirteen and-a-half year pro career from 1957 to 1970, Rinaldi compiled a professional record of 44-16-5, with 13 knockouts. He won the Italian Light Heavyweight title in 1960, and defeated Archie Moore in a nontitle bout that same year. In June 1961, Rinaldi lost a 15 round decision in a rematch with Moore for the NYSAC World Light Heavyweight title. He then went undefeated in ten consecutive fights, and went on to decision 34-0-4 Erich Schoppner over 15 rounds to win the European Light Heavyweight title in 1963. He lost the EBU title by ninth round disqualification to Gustav Sholtz in 1964. He regained the vacant European Light Heavyweight title with a thirteenth round stoppage of Klaus Gumpert in 1965, before losing it by 15 round decision to Piero La Papa in 1966. Moving up to heavyweight, Rinaldi won only one of his next ten bouts, drawing and losing to future European Heavyweight champion Juergen Blin. In 1970, Rinaldi returned to light heavyweight, regaining the Italian Light Heavyweight title for the first time in ten years by an eight round disqualification over Gianfranco Maccia. Rinaldi's career ended later in 1970 when he lost the Italian Light Heavyweight title with a 12 round decision loss to unbeaten Domenico Adinolfi, who went on to went on to win the European Light Heavyweight title. He died on 18 July, 2011, in his residence in Anzio, Italy. Offered here is an original exhibit card of Giulio Rinaldi which he has boldly signed in ink.
This is an original, blank back, exhibit card picturing Rinaldi in full fight pose. Not creased or torn. Bold, clear image. Minor edge wear. Bold signature in ink. 3 1/4" x 5 1/4."

Size: 3 1/4 x 5 1/4

Condition: excellent