Luigi Camputaro fought for eight world, European, or U.S. titles, winning only once, but the fact that he fought for eight prominent titles is a testament to his perseverance as a boxer.
Born in Italy, Camputaro called Hartford his home for several years, and began his professional career by beating Felix Rodriguez in the old Agora Ballroom in West Hartford in June of 1984. His first title bout was five years later against Ray Medel for the United States Boxing Association flyweight crown. He lost a unanimous decision. His most famous title fight came against the late Johnny Tapia in 1990. Tapia won a unanimous decision for the USBA super flyweight title.
Camputaro did capture the European flyweight title with a win by unanimous decision over Salvatore Fanni in 1993.
Camputaro’s last bout came was a TKO loss to highly regarded U.S. Olympian Kennedy McKinney in 1997.
Camputaro, now 47, finished his pro career with a 29-10-1 record.