The late Phil Alessi Sr. was involved in the fight game since 1967. Alessi has promoted fights in New Orleans, Chicago, Seattle, London, Atlantic City, Nashville and Philadelphia along with his hometown of Tampa, Florida. In all, Alessi Promotions has put on more than 300 fight cards, more than 150 National Television Broadcasts and more than two dozen Championship bouts. Some of the fighters he promoted include John “The Beast” Mugabi, Marlon Starling, Bobby Czyz, Cornelius Boza Edwards, Edwin Rosario, Clint Jaconson and James Tillis. A third-generation resident of Tampa, and the Operator of his family’s long-standing bakery, Alessi held a reputation for honesty, integrity and professionalism in the boxing world. “Alessi Promotions can hold its collective head high,” wrote Randy Gordon, former Editor-In-Chief of Ring Magazine. “It is a finely-tuned team of professionals, the likes of which I’ve yet to find an equal in this sport.” Ferdie Pacheco, the Fight Doctor, once said of Alessi, “He was one of the few promoters the networks could take at his word. They loved to work with him.” Phil Sr. was inducted into the Boxing Hall of Fame.