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Dom Volante

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Story by: The Queen Mary Archivist

Date added: 5 Oct 2017

Without doubt one of Merseyside’s best remembered former boxers Dom Volante could be guaranteed to fill any venue he was appearing at during the 1920's and 30's. The son of Italian parents who met and married in England, Don grew up in Gerrard Street, of Scotland road, Liverpool and was one of 14 children. Due to his all action style he was known as the "Liverpool Fighting Machine" and in a 14 year professional career scored wins over names as Nel Tarleton, Johnny Cuthbert and Seaman Tommy Watson. He had around 140 contests and is fondly remembered for his skills with the harmonica after fights as he was for his skills in the ring. Dom was a founder member of the Merseyside Former Boxers Association.
Dom passed away in 1982 aged 77.
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