Five years after the fatal boxing match, an Italian court found the ringside doctor guilty of second-degree manslaughter in having failed to take proper action after a boxing match that led to the death of one of the fighters, Angelo Jacopucci. The doctor, Ezio Pimpinelli, was given a suspended sentence of eight months in jail and was ordered to pay $14,000 in damages to Jacopucci’s widow. The 1978 bout matched Jacopucci, an Italian, against Alan Minter of Britain for the European middleweight championship. Jacopucci was knocked out in the 12th round, fainted during a party several hours later and was hospitalized. He lapsed into a coma, underwent two brain operations and died two days after the bout.
Final Resting Place:
Cimitero di Tarquinia
Tarquinia, Lazio, Province of Viterbo, 01016
Grave Location:Angelo Jacopucci monument
Grave Location Description
From downtown Tarquinia when you reach Strata Vicinale delgi Archi take the road off to the left towards the cemetery. This paved road will turn sharply to the left, past a floral shop and into the cemetery. Stop at the end of the road and walk to the right to the border of the cemetery to the last large mausoleum. On the right hand side you will see the monument to hometown hero boxing legend Angelo Jacopucci.