Legendary Boxing Ref Frank Cappuccino Dies

Frank Cappuccino, who resume is stacked as the third man in the ring passed away Monday in Yardley, Pennsylvania, of complications from Alzheimer's disease. His most famous match up is one of boxing's most talked about bouts, Arturo Gatti vs Micky Ward one.

Cappuccino, a Philadelphia native boxed as an amateur lightweight in the 1940s and had a brief professional career, going 3-0 in the summer of 1949 as he won each four-round bout by decision. Also member of the Pennsylvania and New Jersey boxing halls of fame. He was more then just a boxing ref, he was active in the boxing community in Philadelphia.

What it must have been like being the third man in the ring with the likes of Mike Tyson, Arturo Gatti , Micky Ward, Bernard Hopkins, Lennox Lewis, Marvin Hagler, Pernell Whitaker, Johnny Tapia, Zab Judah, Kostya Tszyu and the list goes on.

FightNights would like to say thanks to Frank Cappuccino, for not stopping the Gatti vs Ward bout.... Respect!

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