Hungry ex-champ, ‘touring country,’ dines in Charlotte

On this day in 1934: Primo Carnera, the only Italian ever to hold the world heavyweight boxing title, stops for supper at the Charlotte Tourist Camp. Carnera, who weighs 260 pounds, finishes off 6 ham sandwiches, 6 fried eggs, 6 raw eggs and 4 bottles of beer.

He tells fans he is “touring the country” and blames a bad ankle for his knockout by challenger Max Baer six weeks earlier.


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