By Nick Christophers
When it comes to the entertainment business sometimes you need to think out of the box. This would be the case for boxer, content creator and media influencer, Anthony Stallone Patanella or better known as the “The Italian Gladiator” a moniker he has taken seriously and proven he is worthy of it. He started training in boxing in 2001 and had his first fight at the 2008 Golden Gloves with Elite Heat by coach Willie Moses grandfather to Shakur Stevenson Pro World Champion.
With the assistance of Frank Stallone, brother of Sly Stallone, he became involved in The Celebrity Boxing fights. This being the case he was added on event cards with names like Rodney King, Jose Canseco, Lindsay Lohan’s father Michael Lohan, Danny Bonaduce of the Partridge Family, Lamar Omar, former WWF HOF wrestler Brutus The Barber Beefcake, TikTok influencer Holy God, and more.
As his name became more prevalent in the boxing game, he went into gladiator training at the The New Jersey Steel Fighting Academy in Brick, New Jersey. He moved into learning how to fight in full armor in all out contact with real weapons. Anthony was always up for any challenge and working on these aspects only assisted him in the ring. At the El Coqui Boxing Club in Newark, New Jersey is where he got his first taste of the sport.
Anthony has come very far in battling bouts, but he also has fought a personal war. He has gone through some rough patches with certain mental issues but has managed to control it and boxing has been his positive outlet. He has lost some close friends from similar issues like Miss USA Cheslie Kryst. Anthony has managed to control this problem and build up his career.
As the heading suggests Anthony has also taken on the runaway as well as the ring. He was recently featured on the runway at the Cut From A Different Cloth Fashion Extravaganza on September 16, 2023, in New York City. He sealed a contract with West Haven International at the end of August 2023 that led to his being slated for the event. The host and organizer of the event was Fe from Rare Royalty Magazine. There were designers like Catwalk Enterprises, Selfmade Customs and Dippin DoeNutz that graced the floor.
Currently, he is awaiting notification to enter the EFC Boxing in Tampa, Florida after he had a tryout. The next event will be held in November. In addition, he is scheduled to attend Philadelphia’s Rocky Run in the same month. Whether he is in the ring, battling in warrior armor, or modeling a fashion line Anthony is a proven competitor and champion in more than one way.