After orchestrating a mafia takedown described by the New York City FBI Director as "perhaps the most significant and successful undercover operation in law enforcement history," Big Frankie Manzione was tasked with a new mission: infiltrating the Las Vegas underworld to expose boxing corruption at the highest levels. Frankie would prove so good at this task—burrowing into pugilism’s inner sanctum as a pretend gangster—that Boxing Digest eventually ranked him the 24th most influential man in the sport.
When Frankie was ringside (below), everyone around him thought he was a connected guy who was also a fast-rising boxing manager.
What they didn't know was that he was actually undercover for the FBI.
"People ask me where my friend Frankie lives. And I'm happy to oblige them. I explain that he lives somewhere southwest of Maine." - Christian