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Final Bell For L.A. Boxer Carmen Georgino, 92

BY David A. Avila ON October 26, 2008
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Southern California boxer Carmen Georgino, 92, passed away last week.

The Alhambra resident was the oldest brother of Riverside’s Bennie Georgino and one of several boxing brothers. Georgino lost to former middleweight champion Jimmy McDaniels and fought more than 300 amateur and pro fights in his career.

As an amateur he once participated in three fights in one day, fighting at Jeffries Barn, the Olympic Auditorium and Pacific Ocean Park.

“He was a heck of a guy,” said Bennie Georgino, a former boxer, trainer and manager. “My brother was a real tough guy.”

Georgino owned a bar and grill on Sunset Blvd. near Dodger Stadium where celebrities of the day visited often.

“A lot of people knew my brother,” said Bennie Georgino.

A wake will be held Tuesday Oct. 28 at 6 p.m. at Calvary Cemetery in East Los Angeles. A mass and burial for Georgino begins at 9 a.m. on Wednesday Oct. 29, at Calvary Cemetery located at 4201 Whittier Blvd. For more information call (323) 261-3106.

Boxing chatter

Moreno Valley’s Kaliesha West (10-0) will fight Northern California’s Ava Knight (4-0) for the vacant IFBA North American bantamweight title on Nov. 18 at Table Mountain Casino in Friant, Calif. Knight has been asking for a fight with West the past year and finally gets her wish. West’s last fight was a first round knockout win over Elizabeth Cervantes.

WBO bantamweight titleholder Fernando Montiel (37-2-1, 28 KOs) of Los Mochis, Mexico defends his title against Navajoa, Mexico’s Juan Rosas (27-4, 23 KOs) in Aguascalientes, Mexico on Saturday, Nov. 1.

Germany’s Felix Sturm (30-2-1, 13 KOs) defends his WBA middleweight title against fellow German Sebastian Sylvester (29-2, 14 KOs) in Germany on Saturday, Nov. 1. Also, on the same card, Ukraine’s Sergiy Dzinziruk (35-0, 22 KOs) defends his WBO junior middleweight title against Colombia’s Joel Julio (34-1, 31 KOs).

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