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R.I.P. Scott Papasodora

by on May.03, 2009, under Boxing News, Mike DeLisa, Obituaries

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Former boxer Scott D. Papasodora, 50, died Monday, April 6, 2009, in Minneapolis.

Papasodora (his name was mispelled his entire career) was born Jan. 11, 1959, to Samuel and Evelyn Papasodora in Minneapolis. Papasodora began boxing at the age of 10, in Minneapolis, going on to to win several Minneapolis Golden Glove titles. He also won the National Indian Boxing title representing the Leech Lake Boxing Club, as well as the Upper Midwest Golden Gloves title.

He boxed professionally from 1980 through 1991, compiling a 16-7-1 record with 7 wins by kayo. His best-known win came on Sept. 18, 1990, when he defeated three-time World Champion Wilfred Benitez in Winnipeg.

He is survived by his significant other, Corie; daughters, Tara, Camille and Teresa; a granddaughter; a grandson; mother, Evelyn; and siblings, Samuel “Rocky” (Louann) Papasodora, Carmen (Wesley) Dorr, Frank Papasodora, Rhonda (Javier) Papasodora, Mark Papasodora and Betty Jo Papasodora.

The Cyber Boxing Zone extends its condolences to the Papasodora family and friends.

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3 Comments for this entry

  • terese papasodora

    just wanted to say love u dad n will alwayz be missed never forgotten love ur baby girl daddy n family muah!!!!!!!

  • Carmen Dorr

    Scott loved the sport of boxing. At the age of 10 my father took Scott,and my brother Rocky, to the Lake Street Gym in Minneapolis to get a taste of the sport. My father – Samuel J. Papasodora Sr, also was a boxer during WW2, while in the Navy. Scott excelled
    and went on to win several title’s during his career.
    It was hard to fight a southpaw, and he usually ended his fight with a knockout.I believe Scott’s most rewarding fight was with Benitez. Scott got the call from a Winnepeg promoter, asking him if he would be willing to fight legend Wilfred Benitez. It was an opportunity he couldn’t pass up. Scott was excited at the chance to fight someone of “Benitez reputation.” I remember reading an article – a boxer working as a blue collar worker in his hometown getting the chance to fight a three time world champion. It was more like a seen out of a Rocky movie. But in this case it was real. How can we let go of a man so worthy of love for his family. Scott you alway’s gave so endlessly and expecting nothing in return. Your soul lives on in heaven, In memory & forever in our hearts. We love you Scott, and we miss you so much!

    Love Your Family

  • Camille Papasodora

    Love you dad with all my heart always remembered never forgotten your daughter always Camille Your always my role model and hero muah from me to you 4 EVER!!!!!!!

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