Elio Ghelfi is dead, he coached the great boxing champions

Elio Ghelfi è morto, ha allenato i grandi campioni della boxe

Elio Ghelfi is dead, he coached the great boxing champions (photo archive Ansa)

RIMINI – Elio Ghelfi, boxer and coach among others of Maurizio Stecca, who obtained the Olympic title, died on Sunday in Rimini.

Ghelfi, sick for some time, was 82 years old and in his long career (he was the coach in 2200 matches) he followed his boxers in six world championships in the various categories, five European championships in the various categories, ten Italian championships.

He was known as one of the best boxing masters in the world. Besides Maurizio Stecca, Ghelfi has trained the brother of the Olympic champion, Loris Stecca, Francesco Damiani, Patrizio Sumbu Kalambay and Harry Geiger. For a total of five European and ten Italian titles in addition to the Olympic title.

Elio Ghelfi, the highlights of his career in the boxing world.

In Rimini he began his activity as an amateur boxer, being part of the Italian boxing national team between the fifties and sixties.

After his boxing career, as Wikipedia writes, he became a prominent coach, training among others Alfio Righetti, Loris Stecca, Maurizio Stecca, Francesco Damiani, Sumbu Kalambay, Giovanni Parisi, Luigi Minchillo, Luca Bergers and Herry Geyer.

Ghelfi has followed over 2,200 matches as a coach. The athletes he trained have achieved important victories, including:

  • an Olympic title (Maurizio Stecca)
  • six world championships in various categories
  • five European championships in the various categories
  • ten Italian championships in the various categories

He died in Rimini on March 15, 2020, at the age of 82 (Ansa and Wikipedia sources).

Source: Blitz Quotidiano

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