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LOU AMBERS: LIGHTWEIGHT CHAMPION

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LOU AMBERS: LIGHTWEIGHT CHAMPION

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Hailing from the upstate New York village of Herkimer, Ambers (born Luigi Giuseppe D’Ambrosio) quickly climbed the lightweight rankings during the early-to-mid 1930s. “The Herkimer Hurricane” lost his first title shot, to his idol Tony Canzoneri, but rebounded with 14-consecutive victories that included decisions over fellow future hall of farmers Fritzie Zivic and Baby Arizmendi en route to a rematch decision victory over Canzoneri for the championship. Ambers won a rubber match with Canzoneri before losing and regaining the title from legendary Henry Armstrong.

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