These Facts About Rat Pack Member Dean Martin Will Have You Singing That’s Amore
Martin Won 24 Boxing Matches
Dean Martin began welterweight boxing at the age of 15, using the name “Kid Crochet.” Although Martin held his own in the amateur ring, he also once joked that he won 11 professional fights. The job didn’t pay much, and Martin often didn’t have enough money to afford tape to go around his knuckles, resulting in a lot of injuries.
Some of those injuries included a broken nose, scarred lip, busted knuckles, and a bruised body. Thankfully, Martin later had his nose straightened out. Who knows what a crooked nasal passage would have done to his singing voice!