The bronze statue has been completed but will not be shown to the public until its
unveiling at 1:00 PM on Saturday, May 21, 2011 at it permanent site in South Philly:
East Passyunk Avenue, South 13th Street & Mifflin Street.


Artist Carl LeVotch has finished the clay sculpture of Giardello. Now the Laran Bronze Studios
is in the process of making the mold from which the final bronze statue will be cast at their Foundry.

The Red Wax version of the Giardello sculpture.


The Giardello sculpture covered in the rubber of the mold.


This mold will next be covered in a plaster "mother mold".


The molds will be used for the bronze casting of the final work.


The rubber mold & mother mold will be taken to the foundry for the bronze casting.
The casting should be finished by mid-September.


The most recent view of the work-in-progress statue.


A detail of the face of the statue.


The Giardello Statue will be placed on
Passyunk Avenue in the Fall of 2010.


The clay model of the statue is nearing completion.
It will be cast in bronze this summer.


The first photo of the large figure (Oct. 28).


A detail of the cartouche featuring ancient boxer Pollex.


Joey's son, Paul Tilelli, studies the large work-in-progress statue.


Rosalie Tilelli, Joey's widow, approves the statue concept and design.


The small version of the statue nears completion.


The Giardello statue begins to take form.

This 2-foot model is expected to be completed by the end of July.

The finished final work will be dedicated in September 2010.

Levotch studies his work.

This is a life-sized sketch of the planned statue.

The above sketch is the first study of LeVotch's vision for the Giardello Statue.



To make a contribution, make your check or money order payable to:
"Giardello Statue Fund" and mail it to: Boxing Statue, P.O. Box 428, Sewell, NJ 08080