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Charles "Chic" Maglione

This North Akron-born fighter only had eight amateur fights behind him when he turned professional at the age of 17, beating Jimmy Rich in a Canton eight-rounder. Subsequently, Maglione fought 92 times as a featherweight and lightweight, losing only two decisions while outpointing 41 and kayoing 35 other opponents. Some of his career highlights were winning the Ohio amateur featherweight title the same night Hall of Famer Willie Ames captured the Ohio amateur bantamweight crown at the International Harvester in Akron in 1919, at age 22. Chic held the Ohio lightweight crown and was a leading contender for national honors. At the insistence of his wife, he hung up his gloves in 1920 but made two brief comebacks in 1926 and again in 1931.

Inducted 1964 | Boxing