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Young Corbett III

Ralph Giordano

 

—Welterweight Champion of the World —

 
Young Corbett III Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lester J Letson, November 21, 2011
1. Young Corbett III Marker
Inscription. Born Ralph Capabianca Giordano on May 27, 1905, in Rionero In Vulture, Italy. Young Corbett III embarked on his successful boxing career in Fresno, California in 1919, winning the Welterweight Championship of the world on February 22, 1933.
 
Erected 1973 by Dante Club, Italian Catholic Federation, Sons of Italy, and the Vero Club of Fresno.
 
Location. 36° 43.967′ N, 119° 47′ W. Marker is in Fresno, California, in Fresno County. Marker is on M Street 0.2 miles west of Ventura Avenue. Click for map. Near the entrance to Selland Arena, next to the Billy Vukovich Memorial. Marker is at or near this postal address: 704 M Street, Fresno CA 93721, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Billy Vukovich Memorial (here, next to this marker); David of Sassoon (approx. 0.3 miles away); Honoring the Ex-Braceros and Their Contributions (approx. 0.3 miles away); Purple Heart Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); William Saroyan (approx. 0.4 miles away); Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (approx. 0.4 miles away); Fresno (approx. 0.4 miles away); Fresno County Courthouse (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Fresno.
 
More about this marker. The bronze statue stands surrounded by a mock boxing ring
 
Categories. Notable PersonsSports
 
Young Corbett III image. Click for full size.
By Lester J Letson
2. Young Corbett III
Bronze statue of the boxer
Friends for Corbett Committee image. Click for full size.
By Lester J Letson, November 28, 2010
3. Friends for Corbett Committee
Committee members involved in the erection of this monument are named on this plaque.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Lester J Letson of Fresno, California. This page has been viewed 630 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Lester J Letson of Fresno, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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