Inducted on November 9, 2000
Charlie is a has been — he has been a former Navy amateur boxer, compiling a 30-0 (1 no decision) record over a 14-year period (1948-62), he has been retired as a Chief Petty Officer (1967), and he has been a longshoreman on the Boston docks, retiring from there in 1998. He has also been a vice president of the National Veteran Boxers Association, and a regional director (New EnglandlNew York) for the International Cauliflower Alley Club. Charlie presently serves as a vice president, VBA, International Ring FOUR (Boston), as the Massachusetts Representative of the New York-based American Association for the Improvement of Boxing, and as a Board of Directors member of the South Boston Sports Hall of Fame Scholarship Fund, the Mass. Chapter of the Italian American Sports Hall of Fame, and the Military Intelligence Association of New England. He has kept his glove in boxing by columnizing in several newspapers and periodicals since the early 1980s. His weekly column, “Punchless,” appearing principally in
the Boston Post Gazette, is also carried in several out-of-town, out-of-state newspapers and, monthly, in national magazines, such as “Boxing World” in Ohio, and Reno’s “Ring Sports.” He is a longtime member of the New York-based Boxing Writers Association of America. These efforts have resulted in his receiving many prestigious awards, among which are the First President’s Award of Ring FOUR, the “Tommy Greg” and “Father Henry Bouchie” Awards, and Honoree honors of the Cauliflower Alley Club. He is a member of the IBC (Intercontinental Boxing Council), the IBO (International Boxing Organization), the International Boxing Hall of Fame, Canastota, NY, and the International Prizefighters Association, and an inducted member of Ring FOUR’s Hall of Fame, the South Boston Sports Hall of Fame (Boxing), and the World Boxing Hall of Fame in Los Angeles. He was also appointed to the newly re-established IBFIUSBA Rating Committee in August of this year. Born and raised in Framingham, Mass., the family later moved to “Beantown” and Charlie called “Southie” home until a move to Milton, Mass., last year. He is married to the former Kathleen Calway of Abington/Rockland, and jointly, they have 12 children and 22 grandchildren.