Inducted on June 14, 1970
Vince Dundee (October 22, 1907 – July 27, 1949), the former New York State middleweight champion of the world was born Vincenzo Lazzara in Sicily in 1907.
The Lazzara family emigrated from Sicily to the United States and lived in Baltimore. Following in the footsteps of his older brother, former World Welterweight Champion Joe Dundee, he changed his name to Dundee and became a professional boxer.
In 1933, after nearly 11 years in the ring, Dundee defeated Lou Brouillard over 15 rounds to capture the New York State middleweight title of the world. Dundee lost his claim to the crown when he was outpointed by Teddy Yarosz on September 11, 1934.
Dundee retired with a record of 118 wins (28 knockouts), 20 losses and 13 draws.
Life After Boxing
Dundee died at a Glendale, California sanitarium in 1949 of MS. He was survived by his wife, Connie; son, Vince Jr.; and father, Luigi Lazzara of Baltimore, Md.
Vince Dundee grew up in Baltimore, Maryland. He was the brother of World Welterweight Champion Joe Dundee. He was stricken with multiple sclerosis in 1942, and died at a Glendale, California sanitarium in 1949. He was survived by his wife, Connie; son, Vince Jr.; and father, Louis Lazzara of Boston.
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