Born in Sierra Leone in 1974, Leonard Bundu moved to Florence, Italy, in the early '90 to reach his mother and to flee from the civil war that was inflaming the country.
After starting practice boxing he soon became a good amateur boxer under the guide of the master Alessandro Boncinelli, chief trainer of the Accademia Pugilistica Fiorentina, and obtained a place in the Italian boxing team of the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games.
Defeated at the second round of the tournament he stopped practice boxing to have a period of reflection.
In 2005 he restarted to train and fight as a pro collecting a series of victories.
In 2011, undefeated, he won the European Welterweight crown against Daniele Petrucci.
After the victory he defended the title in other six fight, the last against the almost ten years younger and, until that time undefeated, Frankie Gavin.
Now "The Lion" preparing his lifetime match in Las Vegas against the young (b.1988) Welterweight prospect Keith "One Time" Thurman, for the World interim WBA title.
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