What is Trofeo Carnera?
Trofeo Carnera is a prominent boxing event that celebrates Sequals' Primo Carnera, who, in 1933, became the world heavyweight boxing champion.
This event is already at its 32nd edition and is made possible through the commitment of the Administration of Sequals, a community of little more than 2,200 residents and through Associations active in the surrounding territories. With determination and selflessness, these organizations try to keep the memory of Primo Carnera alive, a much loved figure with whom many Italian immigrants are able to identify with. Trofeo Carnera has been recognized among the 10 most important sporting events of the Friuli Venezia Giulia Region.
Extensive biographies on Carnera underline his public persona, identifying the great boxer as one of Italy's icons of the 1900's. Carnera's life is the personal story of a man who travelled across both the Old Europe and the New World in search of a better, more dignified way of life that his homeland wasn't in a position to offer him at the time. It's the story of personal defeat, of re-triumph, and an awareness of his personal possibilities in aiming for a better life, taking advantage of his own abilities and those that life gifted him with: physical strength, determination, and honesty.
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the champion's death and the municipal administration would like to, once again, remember its most illustrious citizen during 3 days of an athletic manifestation, Trofeo Carnera, which will take place July 14 through July 16, 2017. Thousands participate in this event with people wanting to visit places that were dear to the great champion.
The celebrations in memory of Carnera start with the traditional weighing in of the boxers. This is done in the garden of Villa Carnera, to be followed with the placing of a wreath on the tomb of Primo Carnera, always a moment of deep emotion and heartfelt participation.
On Saturday evening, the professionals enter the ring. At the end of the final match, the winner will be presented Trofeo Carnera, a replica in actual dimensions of the great champion's boxing glove made of gold mosaics by the Scuola mosaicisti del friuli.
The amateur boxers will challenge each other on Sunday and, at the end of the non- professional encounters, an award will be presented to the best amateur boxer, in memory of Severino Fabris, Carnera's last protègè.
Why crowdfunding and how will the funds be used?
Crowdfunding, an innovative system of collecting funds, is based on a preponderance of small donations. This allows for individuals, corporations and organizations to participate in the project Trofeo Primo Carnera in an endowment shared for the growth of the territory.
The funds collected will be strictly and entirely used for the development of boxing matches and other events, always connected to the manifestation Trofeo Carnera and for the promotion of artistic events tied to the valorization of the great champion, Primo Carnera, world heavyweight boxing champion in 1933, in collaboration with Associations of the territory.
Who's behind this project and why?
The team that manages Trofeo Carnera is made up of the Municipal Administration and of the territorial Associations in addition to the Società dilettantistica "Pugilistica Pordenonese".
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Comune di Sequals
For 32 years our community has celebrated Primo Carnera with the trophy dedicated to him, a boxing event that wants to pay homage to the champion who on 29 June 1933 won the World Heavyweight title in New York.
Primo Carnera was born and died here, this is her home, this is her land, support the Trofeo Carnera, contribute to her realization.