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Roland LaStarza
Global ID12212
sexmale
birthdate 1927-05-12
death date 2009-09-30 (82)
divisionheavyweight
stanceorthodox
height6′ 0″   /   183cm
country USA
residenceBronx, New York, USA
birth placeBronx, New York, USA
won 57 (KO 27) + lost 9 (KO 2) + drawn 0 = 66
rounds boxed 446 KO% 40.91
 
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dateopponentW-L-Dlast 6location
1961-05-08Monroe Ratliff16-18-4
Kezar Pavilion, San Francisco, California, USALUD1010
referee: Jack Downey 4-6 | judge: Jack Silver 5-6 | judge: Matt Zidich 5-6
1960-12-21Ike Thomas1-12-0
Paterson, New Jersey, USAWTKO38
time: 2:20 | referee: Paul Cavalier
LaStarza was knocked down in the 1st round.
1960-11-30Danny Logan10-5-0
Paterson, New Jersey, USAWKO78
time: 0:45
1958-12-01Larry Zernitz19-5-1
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USALSD1010
referee: Teddy Martin 2-8 | judge: Artie Aidala 3-6 | judge: Phil Botwinik 5-4
1957-10-08Al Anderson5-12-1
Valley Arena, Holyoke, Massachusetts, USAWSD1010
referee: Joe Cashman
1957-06-11Jimmy McMillan4-15-0
Houston, Texas, USAWTKO3
1955-03-02Julio Mederos16-7-2
Miami Stadium, Miami, Florida, USALKO510
time: 1:37 | referee: Mike Kaplan
LaStarza was down in the 1st, 3rd, and the 5th
1954-12-01Charley Norkus25-12-0
Arena, Cleveland, Ohio, USALUD1010
referee: Jackie Davis 94-96 | judge: George Sherman 93-94 | judge: John Sayanek 94-96
1954-03-30Don Cockell63-11-1
Earls Court Arena, Kensington, London, United KingdomLPTS1010x3
1953-09-24Rocky Marciano44-0-0
Polo Grounds, New York, New York, USALTKO1115
referee: Ruby Goldstein 3-7 | judge: Young Otto 4-6 | judge: 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.

1953-02-13Rex Layne40-5-2
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWSD1010
referee: Al Berl 3-6 | judge: Harold Barnes 5-4 | judge: Young Otto 6-4
1952-12-01Rocky Jones15-8-2
Eastern Parkway Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USAWUD1010
referee: Ray Miller 7-2 | judge: Tommy Shortell 9-1 | judge: Bert Grant 7-3
LaStarza was knocked down in the 2nd, Jones was down in the 3rd
1952-10-09Rocky Jones14-8-2
Armory, Akron, Ohio, USALUD1010
LaStarza appeared to be bothered by a cut from the 5th round on.
1952-05-30Dan Bucceroni38-2-0
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWUD1010
referee: Harry Kessler 6-3 | judge: Bill Healy 7-2 | judge: Harold Barnes 8-2
Bucceroni was down five times.
1952-04-18Joe McFadden5-3-1
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USAWTKO510
time: 2:07 | referee: Ruby Goldstein
Bout stopped because of a bad cut over McFadden's left eye.
1952-02-13Ralph Schneider16-5-2
Auditorium, Miami Beach, Florida, USAWUD1010
1952-02-01Bill Wilson47-16-2
Legion Arena, West Palm Beach, Florida, USAWKO410
time: 1:46 | referee: Cy Gottfried
1951-12-21Dan Bucceroni36-2-0
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALUD1010
referee: Al Berl 3-6 | judge: Joe Agnello 4-6 | judge: Artie Aidala 4-6
LaStarza was hurt badly in the 2nd, he had been a 1-4 favorite.
1951-08-03Ted Lowry65-62-10
Long Beach Stadium, Long Beach, New York, USAWUD1010
referee: Al Berl 10-0 | judge: Bobby Dawson 10-0 | judge: Americo Schiavone 10-0
1951-06-11Gene Felton15-20-1
Coliseum, Baltimore, Maryland, USAWTKO310
1951-05-04Vern Mitchell57-12-2
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USAWTKO810
Mitchell was down twice. The ring doctor waved for a stoppage of the bout as Mitchell was on the floor for the seond time
1951-03-12Keene Simmons8-9-1
Rhode Island Auditorium, Providence, Rhode Island, USAWUD1010
1951-02-05Curt Kennedy25-4-1
Rhode Island Auditorium, Providence, Rhode Island, USAWKO610
time: 2:26
1951-01-15Ted Lowry65-58-10
Rhode Island Auditorium, Providence, Rhode Island, USAWPTS1010
1950-10-20Duilio Spagnolo19-7-4
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USAWUD1010
referee: Mark Conn 10-0 | judge: Charley Shortell 10-0 | judge: Harold Barnes 10-0
1950-08-25Keene Simmons7-6-1
Long Beach Stadium, Long Beach, New York, USAWUD88
1950-05-13Georgie Fuller15-13-3
Waterbury, Connecticut, USAWKO9
1950-05-01Jimmy Walls12-21-2
Valley Arena, Holyoke, Massachusetts, USAWKO310
time: 0:58 | referee: Jack Dekkers
1950-03-24Rocky Marciano25-0-0
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALSD1010
referee: Jack Watson 5-5 | judge: Arthur Schwartz 4-5 | judge: 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.

1949-12-02Cesar Silverio Brion25-2-0
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWUD1010
referee: Frank Fullam 6-4 | judge: Charley Shortell 6-5 | judge: Jack O'Sullivan 5-3
1949-10-26Walter Hafer17-16-1
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USAWKO910
time: 2:26
1949-09-02Joe Dominic17-8-0
Long Beach Stadium, Long Beach, New York, USAWPTS88
1949-07-29Jackie Lyons30-20-3
Long Beach Stadium, Long Beach, New York, USAWTKO510
1949-06-27Harry Haft13-6-0
Coney Island Velodrome, Brooklyn, New York, USAWTKO48
time: 0:25 | referee: Teddy Martin
1949-06-09Jimmy Carollo35-15-2
Queensboro Arena, Long Island City, Queens, New York, USAWUD1010
referee: Johnny Burns 8-2 | judge: Artie Aidala 10-0 | judge: Tom Guilfoyle 6-4
1949-04-28Eldridge Eatman22-19-5
Sunnyside Garden, Sunnyside, Queens, New York, USAWUD88
referee: Jim Freeman 8-0 | judge: Joe Schechter 8-0 | judge: Jack O'Sullivan 8-0
1949-02-25Gino Buonvino20-9-7
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWTKO610
time: 0:32 | referee: Frank Fullam
Buonvino was knocked down twice in the 5th round.
1949-01-14Bill Weinberg41-16-5
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWPTS88
1948-12-10Gene Gosney13-1-0
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWTKO78
time: 1:03
LaStarza was down twice in the 4th round. Bout was stopped because of a severe cut over Gosney's left eye.
1948-11-06Don Mogard17-2-1
Ridgewood Grove, Brooklyn, New York, USAWUD88
Mogard was knocked down twice in the 1st
1948-10-20Mike Jacobs12-7-3
Jamaica Arena, Jamaica, Queens, New York, USAWPTS66
1948-09-23Don Mogard16-1-1
Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York, USAWPTS66
1948-08-30Mel McKinney7-9-1
Queensboro Arena, Long Island City, Queens, New York, USAWKO48
time: 1:29
1948-08-17Teddy George
MacArthur Stadium, Brooklyn, New York, USAWKO26
1948-07-27Oscar Goode43-22-2
MacArthur Stadium, Brooklyn, New York, USAWTKO48
time: 1:29
1948-07-14Tony Gangemi20-15-2
Jerome Stadium, Bronx, New York, USAWPTS88
1948-06-25Ben Rusk18-14-5
Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York, USAWPTS66
1948-05-04Freddie McManus6-11-1
Park Arena, Bronx, New York, USAWPTS66
1948-04-24John Holloway2-9-0
Ridgewood Grove, Brooklyn, New York, USAWTKO56
1948-04-07Claude McClintock0-2-0
State Armory, Bridgeport, Connecticut, USAWPTS66
1948-03-19Steve King9-1-1
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWPTS66
1948-02-24Jimmy White9-16-0
Park Arena, Bronx, New York, USAWKO26
1948-02-14Frankie Reed1-7-0
Ridgewood Grove, Brooklyn, New York, USAWTKO46
1948-01-30Mike Belluscio12-9-1
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWPTS66
1947-12-23Luther McMillan13-16-1
Park Arena, Bronx, New York, USAWPTS66
1947-12-13Fred Ramsey8-8-1
Ridgewood Grove, Brooklyn, New York, USAWTKO46
1947-12-01Matt Mincey0-6-0
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USAWPTS66
1947-11-11Lorne McCarthy1-6-1
Park Arena, Bronx, New York, USAWPTS66
1947-10-31Jimmy Evans14-4-0
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWPTS66
1947-10-21Matt Mincey0-4-0
Park Arena, Bronx, New York, USAWPTS66
1947-10-10Zeke Brown0-7-0
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USAWKO16
time: 1:04
1947-09-09Jim Johnson3-15-2
Jerome Stadium, Bronx, New York, USAWKO16
1947-08-25Jimmy Dodd7-7-2
Queensboro Arena, Long Island City, Queens, New York, USAWTKO46
time: 3:00 | referee: Jimmy Farley
1947-08-12Al Zappala16-20-1
Jerome Stadium, Bronx, New York, USAWKO56
1947-07-15Zack Johnson1-0-0
Jerome Stadium, Bronx, New York, USAWKO6
1947-07-07Dave Glanton1-10-0
Queensboro Arena, Long Island City, Queens, New York, USAWPTS66

 
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