Phil Lo Greco, the Italian Sensation, is a Canadian professional boxer in the
Welterweight division former WBC International Welterweight Champion.
Born in Toronto, his family moved to “the old country” Sicily, Italy.
At the age of 9 his parents immigrated back to Canada where is father Salvatore Lo
Greco brought him to the boxing gym at the young and tender age of 10.
"When I returned to Canada in 1995, I was always getting into fights, so my Dad
sent me to the gym to learn boxing. I knew right away that I wanted to be a
After being a four-time national amateur champion in Canada, he went back to Italy
in 2003 to represent the Italian army and earned a spot on the Italian national
boxing team by winning the national title at 69kg. After placing fifth overall in the
Europe International Tournament, Phil suffered an injury that prevented him from
participating with the 2004 Olympic team.
In 2006, he turned professional and signed a 3-year contract under Groupe Yvon
Michel (GYM) and fought his first 17 professional fights in Montreal, Quebec,
On June 18, 2010, knocked out the veteran Slawomir Ziemlewicz, to win the World
Boxing Council (WBC) International Welterweight Championship.
He continues to be a fan favorite with the Italian community in Canada.