Boxers with state ties in the Connecticut Boxing Hall of Fame.
ISRAEL "PITO" CARDONA: Cardona, a Hartford native, turned to pro boxing at the age of 18, winning his pro debut in 1993. He won the International Boxing Organization super featherweight title in 1995 and was 36-10 in his career.
LUIGI CAMPUTARO: Fought in eight world, European or U.S. title matches and was 29-10-1; born in Italy but he fought out of Hartford.
TRAVIS SIMMS: After a sterling amateur career, "Tremendous" Travis Simms turned pro at 26. The Norwalk native won his first 25 pro fights, capturing a world super middleweight title in 2003.
ERIC HARDING: On June 23, 2000, Harding, living in East Hartford at the time, met 16-0 Antonio Tarver and won a unanimous decision. Harding eventually won the USBA and NABF light heavyweight titles.
KELVIN ANDERSON: As an amateur in 1979, Anderson won the light heavyweight title at the National Sports Festival. Anderson was selected for a USA Boxing Team that would compete in Poland in March of 1980. Just a half mile from Warsaw's Okecie Airport, the plane crashed, killing 77 people including 14 boxers and eight others associated with USA Boxing. Anderson was one of those killed.
LAWRENCE CLAY-BEY: The Hartford native was captain of the 1996 U.S. Olympic team as the top American amateur heavyweight. He lost in the second round. As a pro, he was 21-3-1 with 16 knockouts.
TROY WORTHAM: Known as "Schoolboy" because he was attending the University of Hartford during part of his professional career, Wortham was part of the Hartford boxing renaissance in the 1980s. As a pro he was 29-2 with 16 knockouts.
DAN GOSGROVE: Won 31 of 34 fights between 1931 and 1934, became known as the "Boss of Branford" as head of 12th District Democratic State Central Committee.
JACK DELANEY: Lived in Bridgeport during most of his career as a fighter. He went 77-12-2 with 44 knockouts and two no-contests. He was light heavyweight champ in 1927 when he moved up to heavyweight. He died in Bridgeport in 1948.
JOHN SCULLY: Scully, of Windsor, was 38-11 as a pro, twice fighting for the world heavyweight title. He is now a trainer.
JULIE KOGON: From 1941-50, Kogon fought 137 times. He was 81-38-17 with 36 knockouts, losing a decision to Willie Pep in one of those bouts. Kogon went on to become an intramural boxing instructor at Yale; he died in 1986.
SAL DIMARTINO: DiMartino made his pro debut at the age of 19 in 1948 in Hartford and was 38-11-7 in his career, winning the Connecticut middleweight title in 1952.
VITO TALLARITA: Born in Italy in 1922, Vito Tallarita moved to Enfield when he was 7. He twice fought Willie Pep and went into the promotional and matchmaking side of the business. Tallarita died in 1984.