By Enrico “Erik” Crociati
Former two time world boxing champion Giovanni Parisi has died at the age of 41. Parisi died in Voghera, Italy, this evening in a car accident, he was born December 2, 1967 in Vibo Valentia, is one of the greatest Italian boxers. He was Gold Medalist at featherweight in 1988 Seoul Olympic Games and world champion at lightweight and junior welterweight limit. Parisi fought from 1989 to 2006, and retired with a record of 41 wins (29 KOs), 5 losses and 1 draws. He was an icon, a true great fighter and a great representative of the Italian sport. Sad day for all Italian boxing people.