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Rocky Castellani
Global ID10912
sexmale
birthdate 1927-05-28
death date 2008-08-31 (81)
divisionmiddleweight
stanceorthodox
height5′ 10″   /   178cm
country USA
residenceLuzerne, Pennsylvania, USA
birth placeLuzerne, Pennsylvania, USA
birth nameAttilio Castellani
won 66 (KO 16) + lost 14 (KO 4) + drawn 4 = 84
rounds boxed 705 KO% 19.05
 
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dateopponentW-L-Dlast 6location
1957-10-18Rory Calhoun29-2-1
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALUD1010
referee: Harry Kessler 1-9 | judge: Harold Barnes 1-9 | judge: Tony Castellano 1-8
1957-06-26Bobby Boyd43-7-2
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USALSD1010
referee: Bernie Weismann 45-47 | judge: Jim McManus 47-43 | judge: Frank Clark 46-47
1957-06-06Lester Felton59-16-3
Field House, Struthers, Ohio, USAWKO310
1957-04-30Felix Benson17-1-0
West Side Armory, Kingston, Pennsylvania, USAWUD1010
Castellani was knocked down in the 5th, Benson was down in the 9th.
1956-12-10Joey Giambra47-4-1
Civic Auditorium, San Francisco, California, USALUD1010
referee: Jack Downey 94-96 | judge: Frankie Carter 93-97 | judge: Vern Bybee 93-96
Castellani was knocked down in the 9th for a 3-count.
1956-11-19Al Andrews41-21-2
Rhode Island Auditorium, Providence, Rhode Island, USAWUD1010
Andrews was knocked down twice. Scoring: 48-43, 48-41, 50-40
1956-08-03Joey Giambra44-4-1
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALUD1010
referee: Mark Conn 3-7 | judge: Frank Fullam 3-7 | judge: Johnny Rizzo 4-5
1956-02-24Johnny Sullivan65-17-3
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWUD1010
referee: Barney Felix 6-3 | judge: Frank Forbes 6-3 | judge: Bert Grant 6-4
1956-01-04Gene Fullmer32-3-0
Arena, Cleveland, Ohio, USALSD1010
referee: Lou Palmer 94-97 | judge: Charley Bill 95-92 | judge: Herb Williams 92-96
1955-10-28Pedro Gonzales13-12-1
Arena, Cleveland, Ohio, USAWTKO1010
1955-07-22Sugar Ray Robinson135-4-2
Cow Palace, Daly City, California, USALSD1010
referee: Jack Downey 54-56 | judge: Frankie Carter 54-56 | judge: Jack Silver 56-54
Robinson was down in the sixth for a 9-count.
1955-04-25Chico Varona67-21-3
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USAWUD1010
referee: Al Berl 8-2 | judge: Harold Barnes 8-2 | judge: Charley Shortell 8-2
1955-01-12Holly Mims39-12-5
Arena, Cleveland, Ohio, USAWUD1212
referee: Tony LaBranch 118-111 | judge: Herb Williams 116-109 | judge: Charley Bill 115-111
1954-12-01Moses Ward21-6-2
Arena, Cleveland, Ohio, USAWTKO810
time: 2:30
Ward was down twice in the 1st and twice in the 8th
1954-08-20Bobo Olson63-6-0
Cow Palace, Daly City, California, USALUD1515
referee: Ray Flores 76-89 | judge: Jack Downey 77½-87½ | judge: Fred Apostoli 80-85
World Middleweight Title
Olson was down for a three count in the 11th, Castellani down for a nine count in the 12th.

1954-04-15Pedro Gonzales11-5-0
Arena, Cleveland, Ohio, USAWUD1010
referee: Jackie Davis
1954-03-17Phil Rizzo17-17-3
Akron, Ohio, USAWTKO610
Rizzo was down twice in the 4th, and once in the 5th
1954-02-19Ernie Durando40-15-4
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWUD1010
referee: Al Berl 8-2 | judge: Jack Gordon 9-1 | judge: Harold Barnes 7-2
1953-12-09Gil Turner41-3-0
Arena, Cleveland, Ohio, USAWUD1010
referee: Lou Parker 5-4 | judge: Herb Williams 6-3 | judge: Charley Bill 5-4
1953-10-28Mickey Laurent28-10-5
Arena, Cleveland, Ohio, USAWUD1010
1953-10-08Ted Olla35-13-0
Arena, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USAWUD1010
referee: Dauber Jaeger 7-4 | judge: Julius Goldman 7-2 | judge: Richard Lewis 5-4
1953-09-12Johnny Lombardo29-8-1
Rainbo Arena, Chicago, Illinois, USAWUD1010
referee: Walter Brightmore 57-43 | judge: William O'Connell 53-47 | judge: Harold Marovitz 52-48
1953-08-22Jackie Keough25-13-2
Sports Arena, Toledo, Ohio, USAWTKO910
time: 2:45 | referee: Johnny Weber
Keough was knocked down once in the 9th round.
1953-06-17Pierre Langlois61-12-4
Arena, Cleveland, Ohio, USAWSD1010
referee: Jackie Davis 6-4 | judge: Charley Bill 6-3 | judge: Herb Williams 4-5
1953-05-07Johnny Mack5-12-5
Arena, Cleveland, Ohio, USAWKO18
time: 0:26
1953-02-06Pierre Langlois57-11-4
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALSD1212
referee: Ruby Goldstein 8-9 | judge: Artie Aidala 7-8 | judge: Charley Shortell 7-4
Both Goldstein and Aidala scored the bout 5-5-2 in rounds, but went to supplemental scoring. Castellani was knocked down in the 11th. The bout was part of a Middleweight Title elimination series
1953-01-09Ralph Tiger Jones24-5-2
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWSD1010
referee: Al Berl 7-2 | judge: Charley Shortell 6-3 | judge: Bill Healy 2-7
1952-12-10Jimmy Flood41-5-2
Arena, Cleveland, Ohio, USAWUD1010
Cleveland Plain Dealer 11 December 1952
1952-11-17Vic Cardell62-15-7
Eastern Parkway Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USAWUD1010
referee: George Walsh 6-3 | judge: Tony Rossi 6-3 | judge: Arthur Schwartz 8-1
1952-09-22Jimmy Herring49-11-2
Eastern Parkway Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USAWTKO810
time: 0:58 | referee: Al Berl
1952-09-01Johnny Lombardo27-3-1
Eastern Parkway Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USAWUD1010
Castellani was knocked down for a nine count thirty seconds into the bout, and was in trouble in the 8th and 9th rounds, but eked his way to victory by carefull boxing.
1952-06-18Johnny Bratton50-18-3
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USAWSD1010
referee: Norm McGarrity 54-46 | judge: E. Allen Frankel 52-48 | judge: William O'Connell 49-51
1952-05-16Billy Graham97-7-7
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USADPTS1010
referee: Ruby Goldstein 6-6 | judge: Artie Aidala 5-4 | judge: Frank Forbes 4-5
1952-03-28Johnny Bratton48-17-3
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWUD1010
referee: Ruby Goldstein 6-3 | judge: Joe Agnello 7-3 | judge: Frank Forbes 5-4
1952-03-17Ralph Zannelli93-45-7
Rhode Island Auditorium, Providence, Rhode Island, USAWPTS1010
Castellani was down in the 1st round for an 8-count.
1952-03-08Ralph Tiger Jones19-2-2
Ridgewood Grove, Brooklyn, New York, USAWPTS88
Castellani was down once in this fight.
1952-01-11Ernie Durando36-12-3
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALTKO710
referee: Ray Miller
Castellani's manager Tommy Ryan (Eboli) attacked the referee at the end of fight and, as a result, lost his manager's license. Castellani had been knocked down in the 6th and 7th. As he arose from the second knockdown, Referee Miller stopped the bout.
1951-11-26Terry Moore33-10-2
Town Hall, Scranton, Pennsylvania, USAWUD1010
1951-11-13Joey Giardello39-6-3
Scranton, Pennsylvania, USAWMD1010
1951-07-09Gene Hairston40-8-3
Scranton Stadium, Scranton, Pennsylvania, USAWSD1010
7-3 | judge: Joe Capristo 7-3 | judge: Jack Walton 5-5
An action packed bout. Paid attendance 5,331. One official scored it 5-5 (and gave it to Hairston on more effective punching, and the others scored it 7-3 for Castellani and 4-4-2 (favoring Castellani for decisive last round).
1951-05-17Joe DiMartino33-18-4
Eastern Parkway Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USAWTKO68
DiMartino was down twice in the 6th
1951-03-05Tommy Varsos22-20-3
Armory, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, USAWTKO710
1951-02-05Bobby Lloyd37-7-0
Armory, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, USAWPTS1010
1950-06-05Phil Burton38-16-6
Artillery Park, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, USAWPTS1010
1950-01-27Ernie Durando28-5-2
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWUD1010
referee: Petey Scalzo 7-3 | judge: Jack O'Sullivan 8-2 | judge: Frank Forbes 8-1
Castellani was down in the 3rd for an 8-count.
1949-12-16Harold Green62-10-3
Armory, Scranton, Pennsylvania, USAWPTS1010
1949-10-24Tony Riccio53-34-13
Town Hall, Scranton, Pennsylvania, USAWUD1010
1949-09-09Kid Gavilan53-7-2
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALUD1010
referee: Petey Scalzo 2-7 | judge: Jack Gordon 4-6 | judge: Tom Guilfoyle 3-6
1949-08-01Tony Riccio53-34-12
Meadowbrook Bowl, Newark, New Jersey, USADPTS1010
1949-07-13Tony Janiro72-7-1
Scranton Stadium, Scranton, Pennsylvania, USAWUD1010
referee: Manny Geld
Official scoring was 6-3-1, 8-1-1, 8-1-1.
1949-05-06Tony DeMicco46-26-5
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USAWUD1010
referee: Johnny Burns 9-1 | judge: Arthur Schwartz 8-2 | judge: Tom Guilfoyle 8-2
1949-02-18Charley Fusari56-4-1
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALUD1010
referee: Ruby Goldstein 3-5 | judge: Harold Barnes 4-5 | judge: Jack Gordon 3-6
Fusari was down in the 1st.
1949-01-13Al Priest38-10-1
Arena, Scranton, Pennsylvania, USAWPTS1010
1948-11-18Sonny Horne72-19-5
West Side Armory, Kingston, Pennsylvania, USAWUD1010
1948-10-08Walter Cartier19-4-0
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USAWTKO710
time: 1:54 | referee: Harry Ebbets
Cartier was down three times in the 7th
1948-08-02Herbie Kronowitz51-13-4
Artillery Park, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, USAWPTS1010
1948-07-15Mickey Zangara22-6-1
Fort Hamilton Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USAWPTS1010
1948-05-28Harold Green58-9-2
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWSD1010
referee: Eddie Joseph 7-3 | judge: Tommy Shortell 5-4 | judge: Jack O'Sullivan 4-5
Castellani was floored for an 8-count in round two and Green was down for a 9-count in round six.
1948-05-13Leo Sawicki40-47-7
West Side Armory, Kingston, Pennsylvania, USAWKO410
1948-01-15Jimmy King16-3-0
West Side Armory, Kingston, Pennsylvania, USAWPTS1010
1947-12-19Lenny Mancini46-11-3
Scranton, Pennsylvania, USAWPTS1010
1947-11-10Tony Riccio44-24-9
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USAWUD1010
referee: Jack Appell 5-3 | judge: Young Otto 7-3 | judge: Nick Gamboli 8-2
1947-10-14Vic Costa26-28-5
West Side Armory, Kingston, Pennsylvania, USAWKO310
time: 1:34
1947-09-19Lenny Mancini46-10-3
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWPTS88
1947-07-29Billy Kilroy22-3-0
Scranton, Pennsylvania, USAWPTS88
1947-07-02Ernie Butler22-7-0
West Side Armory, Kingston, Pennsylvania, USAWPTS88
1947-06-10Gene Boland27-8-2
Scranton, Pennsylvania, USAWPTS88
1947-05-12Jiggs Donohue49-22-0
Scranton, Pennsylvania, USAWPTS88
1947-04-10Patsy Gall24-10-6
West Side Armory, Kingston, Pennsylvania, USAWPTS88
Gall down in 3rd & 5th rounds
1947-03-06Chubby Wright9-9-2
West Side Armory, Kingston, Pennsylvania, USAWPTS88
1947-02-13Joey Freda9-2-1
West Side Armory, Kingston, Pennsylvania, USAWPTS88
1947-01-13Young Beau Jack9-3-1
Coliseum, Baltimore, Maryland, USAWPTS66
From Baltimore newspapers (Jack Kincaid). This fight has previously been omitted from Castellani's record.
1946-12-18Billy Kilroy14-0-0
Armory, Scranton, Pennsylvania, USALKO48
1946-11-29Stan Perrock3-5-3
West Side Armory, Kingston, Pennsylvania, USAWTKO66
1946-10-28Stanley Miller29-63-13
Armory, Scranton, Pennsylvania, USAWKO66
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