Former world junior heavyweight champion Lorenzo Parente passes away

Lorenzo Parente, a star in the 60s and early 70s in a number of Southern territories, passed away yesterday at the age of 78.

Parente's funeral will be Tuedsay at 10 a.m. at St. Edward Catholic Church in Brentwood, TN.

Parente was best known in wrestling as being one of the leading rivals of Danny Hodge, the perennial world juinor heavyweight champion  He captured the title twice, once in 1965 and a second time in 1966.

Parente formed a tag team with Bobby Hart for a number of years after that, before retiring in the mid-70s, and owning Lorenzo's Italian Restaurant in Nashville.

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