War hero and NIASHF Inductee passes away

CHICAGO, IL (July 3, 2014) – Louis Silvie Zamperini, a member of the 1936 Olympic track team, National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame inductee, and most notably a Japanese prisoner of war survivor, has died . He was 97 years old. The NIASHF sends its deepest condolences to the Zamperini family, and mourns the […]

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Chris Algieri holding his WBO Light Welterweight Championship belt

Discipline: A Champion’s Necessity

CHICAGO (June 30th, 2014) – June 14th was a night to remember at Barclay’s Center in Brooklyn, NY for fighter Chris Algieri. The Italian American Huntington, NY native was undefeated, a perfect 19-0, and was challenging the WBO Light Welterweight Champion, Ruslan Provodnikov, for the right to his world title. This was the biggest fight […]

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Chris Algieri

Algieri becomes the 65th Italian American boxer to hold a world title

CHICAGO, IL (June, 17 2014) – In what has been dubbed a shocking upset, Junior Welterweight boxer Chris Algieri defeated Ruslan Provodnikov to claim the 140 – pound WBO Junior Welterweight World Title Saturday, June 15th. The 30-year-old former kick boxer, and Long Island, native won the fight with a split decision over reigning title […]

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Jerry Vale

Death of Famed Italian Singer

CHICAGO, IL (May 21, 2014) – Jerry Vale, a Bronx native who was a famed Italian singer and performer, passed away Sunday, May 18th in his California home. He was 83 years old. The National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame (NIASHF) sends its deepest condolences to the entire Vale family. Vale has supported the […]

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