Titles: Flyweight champion 1928-1929 Record: 82-21-8 with 19 no decisions Born: August 26, 1901 in New York City, New York (USA) Years active: 1920-1934 Nickname: None Genaro had some of the fastest feet of his time, a defensively masterful boxer who fought during perhaps the toughest era for flyweights because of the amount of excellent fighters. As a amateur Genaro won local, city, state and national titles on the way to winning the 1920 Olympic Gold medal. Genaro then turned pro boxing mostly out of New York City and ran up a string of wins over good fighters like Charley Rosenberg and Joe Colletti. His stock rose immensely when he had a no decision and a win over legendary Pancho Villa, with that win he earned the American flyweight title. In 1925 after Villa won the world title Genaro was considered the uncrowned champion but a loss to Fidel LaBarba later that year hurt his reputation a bit. After that loss Frankie took some time of from boxing to attend college. In 1928 Genaro returned and won the NBA title when he outboxed Frenchy Belanger over 10 rounds this loss was avenged later that year. In 1929 Genaro was upset in vicious fashion when he went to France to fight Emille Pladner and was knocked out in the first round. A rematch was of course given six weeks later and Genaro won the fight he was wining on a foul in the 5th round. Now Frankie toured Europe and fought the best available fighters in England, France, Germany and Italy before returning to New York. There he fought Midget Wolgast in Madison Square Garden but the bout was ruled a draw. Even though it was justifiably ruled a draw Genaro was still considered the best of flyweight in the world. The years where starting to wear on Genaro and at the age of 30, one year after the Wolgast fight he lost his title to Young Perez. Genaro fought on for 2 more years with no title shots coming his way. Some people consider Genaro the best fighter of the 30's.