Primo Carnera arrives at Croydon Airfield, 9 March 1932.
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Primo Carnera (1906-1967), the Italian boxer, was in London to fight the English boxer George Cook. Carnera, later to become the heaviest world champion heavyweight ever at 270 llbs, knocked Cook out in the fourth round. Out of a total of 102 fights Carnera won 88, of which 69 were knockouts.