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Ernie Durando
Global ID10916
sexmale
birthdate 1926-04-07
death date 1992-05-00 (66)
divisionmiddleweight
height5′ 8½″   /   174cm
aliasThe Rock
country USA
residenceBayonne, New Jersey, USA
birth placeBayonne, New Jersey, USA
birth nameArmando Ernest Durando
won 45 (KO 31) + lost 22 (KO 5) + drawn 4 = 72
rounds boxed 436 KO% 43.06
 
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dateopponentW-L-Dlast 6location
1957-02-18Gene Fullmer39-3-0
City Auditorium, Denver, Colorado, USALUD1010
referee: Ray Keech
Scoring: 50-41, 50-42, 50-45
1956-12-24Angelo DeFendis16-2-0
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USALKO110
time: 2:37
Durando was knocked down twice
1956-10-13Fernando Spallotta7-16-2
Armory, Paterson, New Jersey, USAWTKO710
1956-07-05Jimmy Martinez72-24-9
Armory, Portland, Oregon, USAWSD1010
referee: Ralph Gruman 51-56 | judge: Mike Smith 54-53 | judge: Bard Purcell 57-53
1955-06-17Ralph Tiger Jones34-14-3
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALTKO610
time: 3:00
1955-02-04Kid Gavilan98-15-4
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALSD1010
referee: Mark Conn 7-3 | judge: Artie Aidala 4-5 | judge: Bert Grant 4-6
1954-12-28Peter Mueller65-9-11
Arena, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USALKO710
time: 1:43 | referee: Dauber Jaeger
Muller was knocked down three times in the 4th round. Durando was down in the 5th and the 7th for the count. Gate: $27,435 (Third highest total in Milwaukee history at the time)
1954-12-14Jesse Turner36-18-6
Kansas City, Missouri, USAWSD1010
1954-10-25Bobby Dykes110-18-7
Arena, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USAWSD1010
referee: Omar Crocker 95-92 | judge: Bill Lachenmaier 98-92 | judge: Ray Jackson 94-95
Dykes was knocked down in the 8th.
1954-06-09Billy Kilgore30-17-4
Auditorium, Miami Beach, Florida, USALTKO1010
Bout stopped because of a cut over Durando's left eye.
1954-03-29Ted Olla36-14-0
Arena, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USAWTKO810
time: 2:03 | referee: Don Dickinson
Olla was down twice in the 8th
1954-02-19Rocky Castellani55-7-4
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALUD1010
referee: Al Berl 2-8 | judge: Jack Gordon 1-9 | judge: Harold Barnes 2-7
1953-10-23Charles Humez66-3-0
Palais des Sports, Paris, Paris, FranceWKO610
time: 2:30
1953-09-02Randy Sandy13-1-0
Arena, Saint Louis, Missouri, USADPTS1010
1953-06-26Joey Giardello48-10-6
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALUD1010
referee: Al Berl 1-9 | judge: Young Otto 1-9 | judge: Charley Shortell 2-8
1953-03-27Paddy Young43-8-3
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALUD1212
referee: Ruby Goldstein 5-6 | judge: Bert Grant 5-7 | judge: Harold Barnes 4-7
Semifinal bout for the American Middleweight Championship.
1952-10-27Freddie Lott23-40-3
Rhode Island Auditorium, Providence, Rhode Island, USAWTKO710
time: 0:52
Lott was down in the 3rd, 5th, and three times in the 6th.
1952-06-27Norman Hayes23-10-1
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWUD1010
referee: Harry Kessler 6-3 | judge: Joe Agnello 6-3 | judge: Jack O'Sullivan 5-3
Hayes was down in the 3rd at the bell for a 4-count.
1952-03-07Paddy Young42-8-3
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALUD1010
referee: Barney Felix 4-5 | judge: Joe Agnello 3-7 | judge: Bert Grant 3-6
1952-01-11Rocky Castellani39-5-3
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWTKO710
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.
1951-11-30Paddy Young42-8-2
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USADPTS1010
referee: George Walsh 5-5 | judge: Charley Shortell 5-5 | judge: Artie Aidala 4-5
1951-11-02Paddy Young42-7-2
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USAWSD1010
referee: Ray Miller 5-4 | judge: Bill Recht 6-3 | judge: Nick Gamboli 4-5
1951-09-07Jimmy Herring43-8-2
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWTKO28
time: 3:00 | referee: Harry Kessler
1951-07-30Bobby Dykes81-10-6
Bayfront Park Auditorium, Miami, Florida, USALUD1010
referee: Eddie Coachman 91-99 | judge: Dave Phillips 92-99 | judge: Marty Monroe 90-99
1951-05-16Joe Bonadies13-5-3
Twin City Bowl, Elizabeth, New Jersey, USAWTKO68
1951-04-30Joey Giardello34-5-3
Watres Armory, Scranton, Pennsylvania, USALPTS1010
1951-02-02Harold Green68-12-3
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USALUD1010
referee: George Walsh 3-6 | judge: Bert Grant 4-6 | judge: Nick Gamboli 4-5
Green was hurt badly in the 7th, but rallied in the last two rounds to earn the decision
1950-12-04Harold Green66-12-3
Arena, Cleveland, Ohio, USALSD1010
referee: Vito Mazzeo
1950-11-09Joey DeJohn65-6-2
Arena, Cleveland, Ohio, USAWKO510
time: 2:10
DeJohn takes a nine count in the fifth before being ko'd by a solid left hook.
1950-10-23Paul Pender17-0-1
Arena, Boston, Massachusetts, USALUD1010
Durando was down for a nine-count in round three and Pender took a 9-count in round six.
1950-09-15Paddy Young40-4-2
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALUD1010
referee: Jim Freeman 3-7 | judge: Charley Shortell 2-8 | judge: Jack Gordon 2-8
1950-08-23Tony Masciarelli39-30-4
City Stadium, Bayonne, New Jersey, USAWPTS88
1950-06-19Mario Moreno41-26-2
Ridgewood Grove, Brooklyn, New York, USAWPTS88
1950-05-26Sal Belloise20-4-3
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWTKO58
time: 1:09 | referee: George Walsh
1950-03-08Vinnie Cidone33-5-0
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USAWTKO48
referee: George Walsh
Both fighters were down, before a right hand put Cidone down. The referee made no count as Cidone was down.
1950-01-27Rocky Castellani31-5-3
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALUD1010
referee: Petey Scalzo 3-7 | judge: Jack O'Sullivan 2-8 | judge: Frank Forbes 1-8
Castellani was down in the 3rd for an 8-count.
1949-12-16Jimmy Sanders45-12-3
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWKO210
referee: Petey Scalzo
Sanders was knocked down twice in the 2nd round.
1949-11-21Jimmy Mills0-1-1
Jersey City Gardens, Jersey City, New Jersey, USAWKO28
1949-09-23Jimmy Flood28-1-1
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALKO68
time: 1:21
1949-09-09Jimmy Snedeker2-20-2
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWKO16
time: 2:38
1949-08-29Jimmy Milligan19-25-3
Meadowbrook Bowl, Newark, New Jersey, USAWKO28
1949-08-01Jimmy Taylor15-37-5
Meadowbrook Bowl, Newark, New Jersey, USALPTS88
1949-06-28Billy Lee6-12-2
Veterans' Stadium, Bayonne, New Jersey, USAWKO88
Durando was down for an 8-count in round six but dropped Lee five times.
1949-03-09Mike DeCosmo29-12-1
Jersey City Gardens, Jersey City, New Jersey, USAWTKO88
referee: Paul Cavalier
1949-02-02Mike DeCosmo29-12-0
Jersey City Gardens, Jersey City, New Jersey, USADPTS88
1949-01-19Johnny Crosby1-8-0
Jersey City Gardens, Jersey City, New Jersey, USAWKO18
1948-12-07Roger Muriel14-10-1
Jersey City Gardens, Jersey City, New Jersey, USALPTS88
1948-11-23Earl Peoples4-6-1
Jersey City Gardens, Jersey City, New Jersey, USAWKO18
1948-11-09Tommy Thomas5-4-2
Jersey City Gardens, Jersey City, New Jersey, USAWKO16
time: 0:59
1947-10-14Jules Rinaldo6-2-2
Jersey City Gardens, Jersey City, New Jersey, USALPTS88
1947-09-24Esco Greenwood4-11-0
Jersey City Gardens, Jersey City, New Jersey, USAWPTS88
1947-08-05Billy Ellison8-10-0
Elizabeth, New Jersey, USAWKO28
1947-07-15Freddie Patterson18-21-3
Roosevelt Stadium, Union City, New Jersey, USAWPTS88
1947-07-01Jimmy Milligan9-7-2
Roosevelt Stadium, Union City, New Jersey, USAWKO46
1947-04-01Eric Oliver0-1-0
Jersey City Gardens, Jersey City, New Jersey, USAWKO16
1947-03-18Roy Wilson
Jersey City Gardens, Jersey City, New Jersey, USAWPTS66
1947-03-10Danny Ruggerio5-17-6
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USAWKO16
time: 1:03
1947-02-11Eli DeLoach10-7-0
Jersey City Gardens, Jersey City, New Jersey, USAWKO36
1947-02-04Joe Relich1-19-1
Jersey City Gardens, Jersey City, New Jersey, USAWKO26
1947-01-21Eddie Brown4-7-2
Jersey City Gardens, Jersey City, New Jersey, USAWKO26
time: 2:59
1946-12-03Joey LaScala7-5-2
Jersey City Gardens, Jersey City, New Jersey, USAWKO26
1946-11-26Tony Wilson0-2-0
Jersey City Gardens, Jersey City, New Jersey, USAWKO14
1946-11-12Tiger Jack1-3-0
Jersey City Gardens, Jersey City, New Jersey, USAWPTS44
1946-10-15Bobby Baldwin
Jersey City Gardens, Jersey City, New Jersey, USADPTS44
1946-10-01Artie Murphy
Jersey City Gardens, Jersey City, New Jersey, USAWKO24
1946-09-17Eddie Matt1-1-0
Jersey City Gardens, Jersey City, New Jersey, USAWKO44
1946-05-21Daly Curtis1-1-1
Armory, Somerville, New Jersey, USANCNC24
1946-04-23Mickey Logan
Somerville, New Jersey, USALPTS44
1946-04-02Cliff Garden0-2-0
Somerville, New Jersey, USAWPTS44
1946-01-17Willie Radin
Masonic Hall, Highland Park, New Jersey, USAWPTS44
1945-11-15Red Rossi7-5-4
Highland Park, New Jersey, USAWPTS44
Addition to Durando's record found by Jack Kincaid in New York area newspapers.
1945-10-25Joe Krolji
New Brunswick, New Jersey, USAWTKO14

 
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