Joey Giardello
Global ID10923
birthdate 1930-07-16
death date 2008-09-04 (78)
height5′ 10″   /   178cm
country USA
residencePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
birth placeBrooklyn, New York, USA
birth nameCarmine Tilelli
won 100 (KO 32) + lost 27 (KO 4) + drawn 8 = 135
rounds boxed 1064 KO% 23.7

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dateopponentW-L-Dlast 6location
1967-11-06Jack Rodgers23-0-0
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWSD1010
referee: Bob Polis 46-45 | judge: Paul Gaglione 48-42 | judge: Bill Hart 45-47
1967-05-22Jack Rodgers21-0-0
Civic Arena, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USALUD1010
referee: Buck McTiernan 44-47 | judge: George Lupinacci 44-48 | judge: Ernie Sesto 42-48
1966-12-05Nate Collins10-10-0
Winterland Arena, San Francisco, California, USALTKO810
time: 2:14 | referee: Vern Bybee 0-5 | judge: Bob Mitchell 0-5 | judge: Jack Silva 0-7
1966-09-22Cash White3-7-0
Municipal Stadium, Reading, Pennsylvania, USAWUD1010
referee: Pete Tomasco 8-1 | judge: Jim Blawn 8-2 | judge: Jack Saurino 8-1
1965-10-21Dick Tiger51-16-3
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALUD1515
referee: Johnny LoBianco 5-9 | judge: Al Berl 5-10 | judge: Tony Castellano 6-8
WBC World middleweight title
WBA World middleweight title
1965-04-23Gil Diaz14-12-3
Arena, Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USAWPTS1010
referee: Harold Valan 8-2
This was a non-title charity bout.
1964-12-14Rubin Carter20-4-0
Convention Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWUD1515
referee: Bob Polis 72-66 | judge: Jim Mina 71-66 | judge: Dave Beloff 70-67
WBC World middleweight title
WBA World middleweight title
1964-05-22Juan Carlos Rivero49-11-1
Arena, Cleveland, Ohio, USAWUD1010
referee: Mike Minnich 46-43 | judge: Herb Williams 45-44 | judge: Bill Thompson 46-45
1964-04-17Juan Carlos Rivero49-10-1
Arena, Cleveland, Ohio, USAWSD1010
referee: Tony LaBranch 46-45 | judge: Bill Thompson 46-45 | judge: Charley Bill 45-46
Rocky Graziano was in Giardello's corner, Rocky Marciano was in Rivero's corner. Referee LaBranch and Judge Thompson scored for Giardello. Not a popular decision.
1963-12-07Dick Tiger47-14-3
Convention Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USAWPTS1515
referee: Paul Cavalier 8-5
WBC World middleweight title
WBA World middleweight title
1963-06-24Sugar Ray Robinson154-12-3
Convention Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWUD1010
referee: Buck McTiernan 49-43 | judge: Bob Polis 47-43 | judge: Lou Tress 48-45
Robinson knocked down in 4th round. Robinson who was paranoid of elevators walked up and down twelve floors for the weigh-in at the Inquirer Building the day of the fight.
1963-03-25Ernest Burford30-12-1
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWUD1010
referee: Joe Sweeney 47-45 | judge: Nick Spano 47-45 | judge: Jim Weston 48-42
1963-02-25Wilf Greaves35-23-2
Jacksonville, Florida, USAWSD1010
1962-11-12Johnny Morris22-6-0
Civic Center, Baltimore, Maryland, USAWSD1010
referee: Benny Goldstein 47-44 | judge: Tom Kelly 49-43 | judge: Jimmy Jones 46-47
1962-08-06George Benton44-7-1
Convention Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALUD1010
referee: Zach Clayton 43-48 | judge: Lou Tress 44-48 | judge: Tim Watson 45-46
1962-07-09Jimmy Beecham41-18-3
Midway Stadium, Saint Paul, Minnesota, USAWUD1010
referee: Billy McCabe 100-90 | judge: Johnny DeOtis 100-93 | judge: Jimmy Perrault Sr. 98-91
Beecham was knocked down in the 9th.
1962-01-30Henry Hank51-13-3
Convention Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWMD1010
referee: Joe Sweeney 46-45 | judge: Nate Lopinson 47-44 | judge: Jim Mina 46-46
1962 Fight of the Year - Ring Magazine
1961-12-12Joe DeNucci30-3-1
Boston Garden, Boston, Massachusetts, USADPTS1010
referee: Eddie Bradley 96-96 | judge: Joe Fontana 97-94 | judge: Joe Santoro 96-96
DeNucci used a body attack to gain a draw. There were no knockdowns but DeNucci was shaken in the final round. He refused to give ground and battled it out with Giardello to the final bell.
1961-11-06Jesse Smith36-7-4
International Amphitheatre, Chicago, Illinois, USAWUD1010
referee: Frank Sikora 47-44 | judge: Harold Marovitz 50-45 | judge: John Bray 47-45
1961-09-12Jesse Smith35-6-4
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWUD1010
referee: Pete Tomasco
1961-07-10Henry Hank47-13-2
Convention Arena, Detroit, Michigan, USALUD1010
1961-05-15Wilf Greaves33-17-1
Alhambra A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWTKO910
time: 1:39 | referee: Joe Sweeney
The referee stopped the bout, because Greaves left eye was closed from swelling.
1961-03-06Ralph Dupas86-14-6
Municipal Auditorium, New Orleans, Louisiana, USALUD1010
referee: Pete Giarusso 3-5 | judge: Augie Lapara 2-6 | judge: Lucien Joubert 3-7
1960-12-01Peter Mueller114-18-14
Messesporthalle, Cologne, Nordrhein-Westfalen, GermanyLPTS1010
1960-10-11Terry Downes24-6-0
Empire Pool, Wembley, London, United KingdomLPTS1010x3
1960-09-27Clarence Hinnant40-16-1
Billings, Montana, USAWTKO310
time: 1:52
1960-04-20Gene Fullmer51-4-0
Montana St. College Fieldhouse, Bozeman, Montana, USADPTS1515
referee: Harry Kessler 144-142 | judge: Jay Evans 142-145 | judge: Billy McFarland 145-145
National Boxing Association World middleweight title
1959-11-04Dick Tiger35-12-2
Arena, Cleveland, Ohio, USAWUD1010
referee: Don Gonzalez 45-44 | judge: Charley Bill 45-44 | judge: Herb Williams 47-45
1959-09-30Dick Tiger34-12-2
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USALUD1010
referee: Walter Brightmore 45-48 | judge: Jim McManus 43-47 | judge: John Schreiner 45-47
1959-08-11Chico Vejar86-17-2
Midway Stadium, Saint Paul, Minnesota, USAWSD1010
referee: Billy McCabe 99-95 | judge: Dick Delaney 98-97 | judge: Jimmy Perrault Sr. 96-97
Attendance: 4,284 Gate: $16,410
1959-06-16Del Flanagan94-15-2
Auditorium, Saint Paul, Minnesota, USAWKO110
time: 2:50
Flanagan has been accused of throwing this fight.
Attendance: 5,803. Gate: $20,210

1959-05-06Holly Mims47-18-6
Capitol Arena, Washington, District of Columbia, USAWSD1010
referee: Eddie La Fond 91-88 | judge: Benny Alperstein 95-92 | judge: Julian Whitestone 94-95
1959-01-28Ralph Tiger Jones47-24-4
Freedom Hall State Fairground, Louisville, Kentucky, USALSD1010
referee: Paul Matchuny 48-43 | judge: Tom Nuckles 45-46 | judge: Walter Beck 47-48
1958-11-19Spider Webb29-4-0
Cow Palace, Daly City, California, USALTKO710
time: 1:30 | referee: Vern Bybee
Bout stopped because of a bad cut under Giardello's left eye.
1958-06-30Joey Giambra52-5-2
Cow Palace, Daly City, California, USALSD1010
referee: Jack Downey 94-96 | judge: Eddie James 99-94 | judge: Jack Silver 95-97
1958-06-11Franz Szuzina44-18-14
Shoreham Terrace, Washington, District of Columbia, USAWMD1010
referee: Charley Reynolds 92-92 | judge: Charley Buck 97-94 | judge: Harry Volkman 99-92
1958-05-05Rory Calhoun34-3-1
Cow Palace, Daly City, California, USAWUD1010
referee: Vern Bybee 99-90 | judge: Eddie James 100-89 | judge: Jack Silver 98-91
1958-02-12Franz Szuzina43-17-14
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWUD1010
referee: Zach Clayton 48-44 | judge: George Sacidor 47-45 | judge: Max Daroff 49-41
1957-12-27Ralph Tiger Jones44-20-4
Auditorium, Miami Beach, Florida, USAWUD1010
referee: Jimmy Peerless 97-93 | judge: Gus Jacobson 97-94 | judge: Stuart Winston 98-92
Jones was knocked down in the 3rd.
1957-11-05Wilf Greaves14-7-1
Denver, Colorado, USAWUD1010
referee: Joe Ullmer 50-42 | judge: Don Perko 49-41 | judge: Black Bloom 49-38
1957-09-27Bobby Lane28-7-3
Arena, Cleveland, Ohio, USAWTKO710
referee: Tony LaBranch
1957-07-17Chico Vejar73-10-2
Fairgrounds Coliseum, Louisville, Kentucky, USAWUD1010
1957-07-02Joe Gray18-1-1
State Fairgrounds Coliseum, Detroit, Michigan, USAWRTD510
Gray was unable to answer the bell for the 6th round.
1957-05-17Rory Calhoun27-1-0
Arena, Cleveland, Ohio, USAWSD1010
referee: Lou Parker 45-46 | judge: Herb Williams 47-45 | judge: Charley Bill 46-45
1957-03-27Willie Vaughn34-14-8
Kansas City, Missouri, USALPTS1010
"Willie Vaughn scored an upset split decision over Joey Giardello, 10, but referee's card was incorrectly marked and verdict was officially changed to a draw." (The Ring, June 1957, page 17. However, the violation would have simply changed a 6-4 card for Vaughn to 5-4, so that he would have won anyway! Perhaps it would be logical to show Vaughn as the winner, rather than punishing him for the referee's mistake.
1957-02-06Randy Sandy19-4-1
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USAWSD1010
referee: Walter Brightmore 48-44 | judge: Franklin Spike McAdams 47-45 | judge: Frank Clark 46-47
1956-12-14Charley Cotton40-14-1
Arena, Cleveland, Ohio, USAWUD1010
referee: Tony LaBranch 50-42 | judge: Herb Williams 50-42 | judge: Charley Bill 49-41
1956-11-15Charley Cotton40-12-1
Arena, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USAWUD1010
referee: Milt Goldstein 98-91 | judge: Richard Lewis 98-94 | judge: Julius Goldman 99-92
1956-09-28Bobby Boyd40-6-2
Arena, Cleveland, Ohio, USAWKO510
time: 2:25
Boyd was down twice in the 5th.
1956-08-28Georgia Kid12-8-4
Auditorium, Miami Beach, Florida, USAWTKO910
1956-07-26Franz Szuzina35-11-14
Auditorium, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USAWUD1010
1956-07-02Tony Baldoni26-6-1
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USAWKO110
time: 2:46 | referee: Ray Miller
1956-05-28Charley Cotton38-10-0
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USALSD1010
referee: Petey Della 4-5 | judge: Bill Recht 3-7 | judge: Tony Castellano 6-4
1956-05-07Charley Cotton37-10-0
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USALUD1010
referee: Mark Conn 6-8 | judge: Harold Barnes 4-5 | judge: Joe Eppy 4-5
1956-03-27Joe Shaw17-11-5
Town Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWUD1010
1956-03-10Hurley Sanders35-25-4
Armory, Paterson, New Jersey, USAWPTS1010
1956-02-11Tim Jones14-6-4
Arena, Trenton, New Jersey, USAWTKO1010
referee: Paul Cavalier
Jones was knocked down six times.
1955-03-01Peter Mueller66-10-11
Arena, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USAWKO210
time: 0:29 | referee: Omar Crocker
1955-02-15Andy Mayfield19-12-2
Auditorium, Miami Beach, Florida, USAWTKO810
referee: Jimmy Peerless
Mayfield was knocked down four times
1955-01-25Al Andrews32-9-2
Municipal Auditorium, Norfolk, Virginia, USAWUD1010
referee: Paddy Mills
Scoring: 96-95, 97-93, 97-84. First nationally televised bout ever held in Virginia.
1954-09-24Ralph Tiger Jones32-9-3
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWUD1010
referee: Pete Pantaleo 6-4 | judge: Nate Lopinson 6-4 | judge: Max Daroff 7-2
1954-07-07Billy Kilgore31-17-4
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWUD1010
referee: Willie Clark 9-1 | judge: Nate Lopinson 8-2 | judge: Jim Mina 7-2
1954-06-11Bobby Jones36-20-8
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWUD1010
referee: Al Berl 5-4 | judge: Artie Aidala 5-4 | judge: Frank Forbes 5-4
1954-05-21Pierre Langlois64-16-5
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALUD1010
referee: Ruby Goldstein 4-5 | judge: Artie Aidala 3-6 | judge: Jack Gordon 3-6
1954-03-19Willie Troy26-1-0
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWTKO710
time: 0:39 | referee: Al Berl
1954-02-05Walter Cartier42-10-1
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWTKO110
time: 2:48 | referee: Harry Kessler
1954-01-08Garth Panter50-13-3
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWTKO510
time: 1:16 | referee: Al Berl
1953-11-23Tuzo Portuguez38-16-6
Eastern Parkway Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USAWUD1010
referee: Ruby Goldstein 7-2 | judge: Dave Stewart 7-2 | judge: Bert Grant 6-3
1953-10-26Walter Cartier41-9-1
Eastern Parkway Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USAWUD1010
referee: Petey Scalzo 5-4 | judge: Harold Barnes 7-2 | judge: Arthur Schwartz 8-1
1953-09-29Johnny Saxton40-1-1
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALUD1010
referee: Joe Sweeney 4-5 | judge: Herb Goldman 1-3 | judge: Billy Yancey 3-5
1953-06-26Ernie Durando39-14-3
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWUD1010
referee: Al Berl 9-1 | judge: Young Otto 9-1 | judge: Charley Shortell 8-2
1953-05-30Hurley Sanders30-23-4
Laurel Garden, Newark, New Jersey, USAWPTS1010
Sanders was down in the 7th and 8th
1953-04-07Gil Turner35-2-0
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWUD1010
referee: Charley Daggert 7-3 | judge: Lou Tress 7-2 | judge: Zach Clayton 5-3
Giardello was a 3-1 underdog
Attendance: 7,377

1953-03-06Billy Graham99-10-8
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALUD1212
referee: Ruby Goldstein 3-6 | judge: Artie Aidala 3-8 | judge: Bert Grant 4-7
1953-02-02Harold Green71-13-3
Eastern Parkway Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USAWUD1010
referee: Petey Scalzo 9-1 | judge: Bert Grant 9-1 | judge: Charley Shortell 10-0
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