John J. “Johnny” Aiello

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Johnny was one of the top amateur bantamweights in the nation in the late 1930’s. He won the National Golden Gloves in 1938, and was runner-up in 1939. He won three straight Eastern Golden Gloves
Titles, was runner-up in the 1938 National AAU Tournament, and won Silver Gloves and Diamond Belt tournaments in Philadelphia. He also represented the United States in the Pan-Am Games, winning five
bouts.  Aiello was also a stablemate of Sugar Ray Robinson.



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