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Roland LaStarza

W L D
57 9 0
27 KOs 2 KOs
last 6


bouts 66
rounds 446
KOs 41%
 
global ID 12212
born 1927-05-12
death date2009-09-30 / age 82
debut1947-07-07 / age 20
divisionheavyweight
stanceorthodox
height6′ 0″   /   183cm
residence
Bronx, New York, USA
birth place
Bronx, New York, USA

Career Record

date lbs opponent lbs
record 
location
result 
rounds
1961-05-08
193Monroe Ratliff19116 18 4
Kezar Pavilion, San Francisco, California, USA
LUD10/10
 L 
UD
10/10
  
referee: Jack Downey 4-6   judges: Jack Silver 5-6, Matt Zidich 5-6
1960-12-21
192Ike Thomas181¼1 12 0
Paterson, New Jersey, USA
W TKO3/8
 W  
TKO
3/8
  
time: 2:20   referee: Paul Cavalier
LaStarza was knocked down in the 1st round.
1960-11-30
196Danny Logan19510 5 0
Paterson, New Jersey, USA
W TKO7/8
 W  
TKO
7/8
  
time: 0:45   referee: Joey Harrison
1958-12-01
196½Larry Zernitz199¾19 5 1
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USA
LSD10/10
 L 
SD
10/10
  
referee: Teddy Martin 2-8   judges: Artie Aidala 3-6, Phil Botwinik 5-4
1957-10-08
194Al Anderson178½5 12 1
Valley Arena, Holyoke, Massachusetts, USA
W SD10/10
 W  
SD
10/10
  
referee: Joe Cashman
1957-06-11
192Jimmy McMillan1954 15 0
Houston, Texas, USA
W TKO3/0
 W  
TKO
3/0
  
1955-03-02
189Julio Mederos195½16 7 2
Miami Stadium, Miami, Florida, USA
LKO5/10
 L 
KO
5/10
  
time: 1:37   referee: Mike Kaplan
LaStarza was down in the 1st, 3rd, and the 5th
1954-12-01
190Charley Norkus192½25 12 0
Arena, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
LUD10/10
 L 
UD
10/10
  
referee: Jackie Davis 94-96   judges: George Sherman 93-94, John Sayanek 94-96
1954-03-30
189½Don Cockell21163 11 1
Earls Court Arena, Kensington, London, United Kingdom
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Eugene Henderson
1953-09-24
184¾Rocky Marciano18544 0 0
Polo Grounds, New York, New York, USA
LTKO11/15
 L 
TKO
11/15
  
referee: Ruby Goldstein 3-7   judges: Young Otto 4-6, Harold Barnes 5-5
World Heavyweight Title
1953 Fight of the Year - Ring Magazine
LaStarza was knocked through the ropes before the fight was stopped.
1953-02-13
190Rex Layne20040 5 2
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
W SD10/10
 W  
SD
10/10
  
referee: Al Berl 3-6   judges: Harold Barnes 5-4, Young Otto 6-4
1952-12-01
189¼Rocky Jones17815 9 2
Eastern Parkway Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
referee: Ray Miller 7-2   judges: Tommy Shortell 9-1, Bert Grant 7-3
LaStarza was knocked down in the 2nd, Jones was down in the 3rd
1952-10-09
190Rocky Jones17914 9 2
Armory, Akron, Ohio, USA
LUD10/10
 L 
UD
10/10
  
referee: Eddie Atlas 2-4   judges: Lincoln Hackim 3-4, Art Wigley 3-4
LaStarza appeared to be bothered by a cut from the 5th round on.
1952-05-30
188½Dan Bucceroni181¼38 2 0
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
referee: Harry Kessler 6-3   judges: Bill Healy 7-2, Harold Barnes 8-2
Bucceroni was down five times.
1952-04-18
191¾Joe McFadden188½6 3 1
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USA
W TKO5/10
 W  
TKO
5/10
  
time: 2:07   referee: Ruby Goldstein
Bout stopped because of a bad cut over McFadden's left eye.
1952-02-13
190½Ralph Schneider222½17 5 2
Auditorium, Miami Beach, Florida, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
1952-02-01
190Bill Wilson22047 16 2
Legion Arena, West Palm Beach, Florida, USA
W KO4/10
 W  
KO
4/10
  
time: 1:46   referee: Cy Gottfried
1951-12-21
186¾Dan Bucceroni181½36 2 0
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
LUD10/10
 L 
UD
10/10
  
referee: Al Berl 3-6   judges: Joe Agnello 4-6, Artie Aidala 4-6
LaStarza was hurt badly in the 2nd, he had been a 1-4 favorite.
1951-08-03
189½Ted Lowry18365 62 10
Long Beach Stadium, Long Beach, New York, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
referee: Al Berl   judges: Bobby DawsonAmerico Schiavone
1951-06-11
192Gene Felton19915 20 1
Coliseum, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
W TKO3/10
 W  
TKO
3/10
  
1951-05-04
189Vern Mitchell191½57 12 2
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USA
W TKO8/10
 W  
TKO
8/10
  
Mitchell was down twice. The ring doctor waved for a stoppage of the bout as Mitchell was on the floor for the seond time
1951-03-12
188½Keene Simmons1998 9 1
Rhode Island Auditorium, Providence, Rhode Island, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
1951-02-05
189Curt Kennedy189½25 4 1
Rhode Island Auditorium, Providence, Rhode Island, USA
W KO6/10
 W  
KO
6/10
  
time: 2:26
1951-01-15
187¼Ted Lowry18365 58 10
Rhode Island Auditorium, Providence, Rhode Island, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1950-10-20
190½Duilio Spagnolo18419 7 4
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
referee: Mark Conn 10-0   judges: Charley Shortell 10-0, Harold Barnes 10-0
1950-08-25
190Keene Simmons2027 6 1
Long Beach Stadium, Long Beach, New York, USA
W UD8/8
 W  
UD
8/8
  
1950-05-13
190Georgie Fuller19015 13 3
Mara's Arena, Waterbury, Connecticut, USA
W TKO9/10
 W  
TKO
9/10
  
time: 1:50   referee: Jimmy Peters
1950-05-01
185Jimmy Walls18712 21 2
Valley Arena, Holyoke, Massachusetts, USA
W KO3/10
 W  
KO
3/10
  
time: 0:58   referee: Jack Dekkers
1950-03-24
187Rocky Marciano183¼25 0 0
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
LSD10/10
 L 
SD
10/10
  
referee: Jack Watson 5-5   judges: Arthur Schwartz 4-5, Artie Aidala 5-4
Under New York's supplemental scoring system referee Watson had Marciano winning 9-6, so Marciano was awarded a split decision.
LaStarza was down for a seven-count in round four, Marciano lost the eighth round due to a low blow.
1949-12-02
187Cesar Silverio Brion192¼25 2 0
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
referee: Frank Fullam 6-4   judges: Charley Shortell 6-5, Jack O'Sullivan 5-3
1949-10-26
181Walter Hafer19919 16 1
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USA
W KO9/10
 W  
KO
9/10
  
time: 2:26   referee: Johnny Burns
1949-09-02
189¾Joe Dominic190½17 8 0
Long Beach Stadium, Long Beach, New York, USA
W PTS8/8
 W  
PTS
8/8
  
1949-07-29
183½Jackie Lyons18330 20 3
Long Beach Stadium, Long Beach, New York, USA
W TKO5/10
 W  
TKO
5/10
  
1949-06-27
185Harry Haft172½13 6 0
Coney Island Velodrome, Brooklyn, New York, USA
W TKO4/8
 W  
TKO
4/8
  
time: 0:25   referee: Teddy Martin
1949-06-09
187½Jimmy Carollo206¾35 15 2
Queensboro Arena, Long Island City, Queens, New York, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
referee: Johnny Burns 8-2   judges: Artie Aidala 10-0, Tom Guilfoyle 6-4
1949-04-28
187½Eldridge Eatman19522 19 5
Sunnyside Garden, Sunnyside, Queens, New York, USA
W UD8/8
 W  
UD
8/8
  
referee: Jim Freeman 8-0   judges: Joe Schechter 8-0, Jack O'Sullivan 8-0
1949-02-25
186Gino Buonvino20420 9 7
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
W TKO6/10
 W  
TKO
6/10
  
time: 0:32   referee: Frank Fullam
Buonvino was knocked down twice in the 5th round.
1949-01-14
187Bill Weinberg215¾41 16 5
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
W PTS8/8
 W  
PTS
8/8
  
1948-12-10
186Gene Gosney211½13 1 0
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
W TKO7/8
 W  
TKO
7/8
  
time: 1:03
LaStarza was down twice in the 4th round. Bout was stopped because of a severe cut over Gosney's left eye which occurred in the sixth round.
1948-11-06
188½Don Mogard18417 2 1
Ridgewood Grove, Brooklyn, New York, USA
W UD8/8
 W  
UD
8/8
  
Mogard was knocked down twice in the 1st
1948-10-20
189Mike Jacobs18012 7 3
Jamaica Arena, Jamaica, Queens, New York, USA
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
1948-09-23
184Don Mogard18416 1 1
Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York, USA
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
1948-08-30
183Mel McKinney1727 9 1
Queensboro Arena, Long Island City, Queens, New York, USA
W KO4/8
 W  
KO
4/8
  
time: 1:29
1948-08-17
186Teddy George181½debut
MacArthur Stadium, Brooklyn, New York, USA
W KO2/6
 W  
KO
2/6
  
1948-07-27
184Oscar Goode189½43 22 2
MacArthur Stadium, Brooklyn, New York, USA
W TKO4/8
 W  
TKO
4/8
  
time: 1:29
1948-07-14
183¾Tony Gangemi18820 15 2
Jerome Stadium, Bronx, New York, USA
W PTS8/8
 W  
PTS
8/8
  
1948-06-25
184Ben Rusk19918 14 5
Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York, USA
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
1948-05-04
184Freddie McManus1776 11 1
Park Arena, Bronx, New York, USA
W UD6/6
 W  
UD
6/6
  
1948-04-24
184John Holloway2002 9 0
Ridgewood Grove, Brooklyn, New York, USA
W TKO5/6
 W  
TKO
5/6
  
1948-04-07
Claude McClintock0 2 0
State Armory, Bridgeport, Connecticut, USA
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
1948-03-19
185Steve King1849 1 1
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
1948-02-24
185Jimmy White185¼9 16 0
Park Arena, Bronx, New York, USA
W KO2/6
 W  
KO
2/6
  
1948-02-14
186Frankie Reed1921 7 0
Ridgewood Grove, Brooklyn, New York, USA
W TKO4/6
 W  
TKO
4/6
  
1948-01-30
185½Mike Belluscio20612 9 1
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
1947-12-23
186Luther McMillan17313 16 1
Park Arena, Bronx, New York, USA
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
1947-12-13
185½Fred Ramsey1858 8 1
Ridgewood Grove, Brooklyn, New York, USA
W TKO4/6
 W  
TKO
4/6
  
1947-12-01
185¼Matt Mincey188¾0 6 0
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USA
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
1947-11-11
184Lorne McCarthy1801 6 1
Park Arena, Bronx, New York, USA
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
1947-10-31
184¼Jimmy Evans17514 4 0
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
1947-10-21
185½Matt Mincey1960 4 0
Park Arena, Bronx, New York, USA
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
1947-10-10
187Zeke Brown1880 7 0
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USA
W KO1/6
 W  
KO
1/6
  
time: 1:04
1947-09-09
184½Jim Johnson1803 15 2
Jerome Stadium, Bronx, New York, USA
W KO1/6
 W  
KO
1/6
  
1947-08-25
182½Jimmy Dodd2037 7 2
Queensboro Arena, Long Island City, Queens, New York, USA
W TKO4/6
 W  
TKO
4/6
  
time: 3:00   referee: Jimmy Farley
1947-08-12
187Al Zappala18016 20 1
Jerome Stadium, Bronx, New York, USA
W KO5/6
 W  
KO
5/6
  
1947-07-15
184Zack Johnson1831 0 0
Jerome Stadium, Bronx, New York, USA
W KO6/0
 W  
KO
6/0
  
1947-07-07
184½Dave Glanton1831 10 0
Queensboro Arena, Long Island City, Queens, New York, USA
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
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