Born in Italy and moved to New York at age 17, Vito Antuofermo was the true definition of a tough guy.
He won the middleweight title in 1979.
His claim to fame was his title defense against Marvin Hagler and the contest ending in a draw. His next title defense was against Alan Minter and he lost the middleweight title in a 15-round split-decision. He had a rematch with Minter and the bout was stopped with a TKO in Round 8 due to Vito's cuts. Antuofermo also got another shot at Hagler, but that also ended in a TKO due to cuts in the 4th Round.
Even though he took a beating from Hagler and got his faced carved up pretty good, he put up a decent match against the future legendary champion.
I remember that card with Hagler and Antuofermo being on regular cable TV during prime time or am I mistaken.
One thing for sure....this could bleed like a bastard.
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