Nick Barone

IntroUnited states marine
Was Athlete 
From United States of America 
Type Sports 
Birth 6 June 1926 
Death 12 March 2006 

(aged 79 years)
Star sign Gemini

Carmen “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.