Clemente Russo Signed Boxing Gloves + Nino Benvenuti Signed Comic Book
Take home the boxing gloves worn by Clemente Russo at the London 2012 Olympics, signed by the Italian boxer as well as signed copy of a comic book about Nino Benvenuti.
Clemente Russo is an Italian boxer and TV personality. He won the Amateur World Championship in Chicago 2007 and Almaty 2013 and two silver medals at the Beijing Olympics in 2008 and London in 2012. He also won a bronze at the 1998 European Junior Championships, five Italian titles, the 2004 World Military Championships and the gold medal at the Mediterranean Games in Almeria in 2005.
Nino Benvenuti is an ex boxer, actor, sports commentator, journalist and Italian writer. He was Olympic welterweight champion in 1960, European middleweight champion between 1965 and 1967, world superwelterweight champion between 1965 and 1966, world middleweight champion between 1967 and 1970. He won the prestigious Fighter of the year award in 1968, the only Italian to have achieved this recognition.
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“WE RUN TOGETHER – Supporting our team” is a sports initiative supporting two hospitals that have been at the heart of the fight against Covid-19, the Papa Giovanni XXIII in Bergamo and the Fondazione Poliambulanza in Brescia. The funds raised from the auctions will go to the medical and nursing staff of these two hospitals that have tirelessly looked after Coronavirus patients in recent months.
This campaign has received the extraordinary support and blessing of Pope Francis who is actively involved in the initiative by donating some of his own personal highly valuable and prestigious sports items. Besides the Pope, many internationally renowned athletes, companies and sports clubs have joined the cause because we’re stronger together.
WE RUN TOGETHER is promoted and organized by four organizations that have always been committed to promoting the value of sport as a tool for inclusion, sharing, dialogue and peace. These organizations are:
- Atheltica Vaticana, the first sports club in Vatican City
- Sports group Fiamme Gialle (Guardia di Finanza)
- “Cortile dei Gentili”, department of the Pontifical Council for Culture (VA) to promote dialogue between believers and non-believers
- FIDAL-Lazio, Lazio region Athletic Federation.