Titles: WBC jr. welterweight champion 1970-1974 Record: 70-2-1 (40 K.O's) Born: January 1, 1942 in Atina, Italy Years active: 1964-1978 Nickname: None Things could only get better for Acari after he lost his pro debut on cuts. Get better it did! The southpaw from Italy would win his next 11 fights and defeat the crafty former champion Joe "Old Bones" Brown for the best win of his career to that point. His skin would once again set Acari back when he lost on cuts to Massimo Consolati in his challenge for the Italian jr. welterweight title. Most had Acari ahead at the time of the stoppage. This would be his last setback as a pro and he reeled off a 61 fight unbeaten streak against solid opposition. Acari first won a European championship in 1968 by knocking out forgetable Johann Orsolics before winning the WBC jr. welterweight title from rugged Philipino Pedro Atigue in Rome. Acari enjoyed the home advantage in all but one of his title defenses against his 9 title challengers. He did not need hometown judging however as he knocked out 6 of his nine challengers. Acari gave up his crown in 1974 when he could no longer make the weight limit. He fought on for 4 more years but could never secure title shot at the welterweight level.