Nick Barone

Carmine "Nick" Barone (June 6, 1926 – March 12, 2006) was an American boxer, a ranked contender in the light heavyweight division and heavyweight divisions during the late 1940s and 1950s. He was known as the "Fighting Marine." He is best known for his December, 1950 title fight against the world heavyweight champion Ezzard Charles in the Cincinnati Gardens. His record was 44 wins (21 ko's), 12 loses, 1 tie for a total of 57 bouts.

During World War II, at the age of 16, Barone joined the United States Marine Corps using his brother's name. He fought in the Battle of Iwo Jima.

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