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Rocky Graziano
Global ID9016
sexmale
birthdate 1919-01-01
death date 1990-05-22 (71)
divisionmiddleweight
stanceorthodox
height5′ 7″   /   170cm
reach68½″   /   174cm
aliasThe Rock
country USA
residenceNew York, New York, USA
birth placeNew York, New York, USA
birth nameThomas Rocco Barbella
won 67 (KO 52) + lost 10 (KO 3) + drawn 6 = 83
rounds boxed 410 KO% 62.65
 
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dateopponentW-L-Dlast 6location
1952-09-17Chuck Davey34-0-2
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USALUD1010
referee: Frank Sikora 44-56 | judge: Ed Klein 39-61 | judge: Harold Marovitz 42-58
1952-04-16Sugar Ray Robinson130-2-2
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USALKO315
time: 1:53 | referee: Tommy Gilmore
World Middleweight Title
Robinson was floored in the third round. On announcing his retirement from boxing in December 1952, Robinson gave up the middleweight title.

1952-03-27Roy Wouters28-17-3
Auditorium, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USAWTKO110
time: 2:45
1952-02-18Eddie O'Neill25-30-2
Armory, Louisville, Kentucky, USAWTKO410
time: 2:21
O'Neill was down four times.
1951-09-19Tony Janiro80-12-2
Olympia Stadium, Detroit, Michigan, USAWTKO1010
time: 2:45 | referee: Lou Handler 3-5 | judge: Joe Lenahan 2-5 | judge: Jack Aspery 3-6
1951-08-06Chuck Hunter43-21-1
Boston Garden, Boston, Massachusetts, USAWDQ210
referee: Ed McDonald | judge: Jim Shaughnessy | judge: Joe Santarpia
Hunter was knocked down by a right hand in the 2nd. As the count reached 8, the referee Ed McDonald disqualified Hunter. McDonald claimed "Hunter was just slapping and not giving his best." The decision was originally announced as a no-contest
1951-07-10Cecil Hudson61-36-4
Municipal Auditorium, Kansas City, Missouri, USAWTKO310
referee: Benny Kessler
1951-06-18Freddie Lott17-33-3
Coliseum, Baltimore, Maryland, USAWKO510
time: 2:17
1951-05-21Johnny Greco71-14-4
Forum, Montreal, Quebec, CanadaWKO310
time: 1:56 | referee: Tommy Sullivan
1951-03-19Reuben Jones37-12-2
Miami Stadium, Miami, Florida, USAWKO310
time: 1:18
1950-11-27Honeychile Johnson37-11-6
Convention Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWKO410
time: 0:48
1950-10-27Tony Janiro79-8-2
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWUD1010
referee: Ruby Goldstein 7-6 | judge: Joe Agnello 10-8 | judge: Arthur Schwartz 6-4
1950-10-16Pete Mead42-15-1
Arena, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USAWKO310
time: 2:25
1950-10-04Gene Burton53-14-10
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USAWKO710
time: 2:10
Burton was knocked down twice in the 7th round.
1950-05-16Henry Brimm25-12-4
Memorial Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, USAWKO410
time: 2:14 | referee: Fred Stanton
1950-05-09Vinnie Cidone33-6-0
Arena, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USAWTKO310
time: 3:00 | referee: Julius Fidler | judge: Julius Goldman | judge: Harry Zaidens
Graziano down in 2nd. Bout stopped due to a cut over Cidone's right eye.
1950-04-24Danny Williams40-13-5
Arena, New Haven, Connecticut, USAWKO310
time: 1:03
Williams was down three times
1950-03-31Tony Janiro76-8-1
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USADSD1010
referee: George Walsh 5-5 | judge: Artie Aidala 6-3 | judge: Young Otto 4-5
1950-03-06Joe Curcio76-18-7
Miami Stadium, Miami, Florida, USAWKO110
time: 2:21 | referee: Petey Sarron
1949-12-06Sonny Horne73-24-5
Arena, Cleveland, Ohio, USAWMD1010
referee: Jackie Davis 8-2 | judge: John Sayanek 7-3 | judge: Charley Bill 5-5
Reported at that time to be the largest indoor fight crowd in Cleveland’s history with an attendance of 14,202.
1949-09-14Charley Fusari60-4-1
Polo Grounds, New York, New York, USAWTKO1010
time: 2:04 | referee: Ruby Goldstein 3-4 | judge: Jack O'Sullivan 4-5 | judge: Charley Shortell 3-5
1949-07-18Joe Agosta31-25-5
Century Stadium, West Springfield, Massachusetts, USAWKO210
time: 2:19 | referee: Jack Dekkers
Graziano was cut from an accidental head-butt. Agosta was down twice before the final count.
1949-06-21Bobby Claus12-18-1
Wilmington Park, Wilmington, Delaware, USAWKO210
time: 0:46 | referee: Joe Denny
Graziano was down for a count of two in the first, Bobby takes five nine counts before the ko. "I didn't know I was in a fight until I found myself on the floor" Rocky Graziano. Brutal fight. Boxing promoter Ralph Tribuani acquired a license for Graziano, who was barred everywhere by the National Boxing Association and by the New York State Athletic Commission in New York, to fight in Delaware, which led to the NBA's and the NYSAC's reinstatement of Graziano.
1948-06-10Tony Zale66-17-2
Ruppert Stadium, Newark, New Jersey, USALKO315
referee: Paul Cavalier
National Boxing Association World middleweight title
World Middleweight title
Graziano was decked for a 3-count in the first round and took a seven-count in the third before the knockout.

1948-04-05Sonny Horne71-15-5
Uline Arena, Washington, District of Columbia, USAWUD1010
Scoring: 95-90, 99-82, 97-93
Graziano gave his entire purse being reported as over 10,000 dollars to charity.

1947-07-16Tony Zale63-16-2
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USAWTKO615
referee: Johnny Behr
National Boxing Association World middleweight title
World Middleweight title
On February 7, 1947, the NYSAC revoked Graziano's boxing license and threatened to bar him for life for his failure to report two $100,000 bribe offers.
The NBA, which controlled boxing virtually everywhere in the U.S. outside of New York, did not recognize NYSAC's decision.
1947 Fight of the Year - Ring Magazine
Graziano was floored for no-count in the third round. In the sixth round, Zale took a barrage of over thirty punches while on the ropes, and the referee stopped the fight.

1947-06-16Jerry Fiorello62-79-18
Swayne Field, Toledo, Ohio, USAWTKO510
1947-06-10Eddie Finazzo39-32-5
Fairgrounds Arena, Memphis, Tennessee, USAWTKO110
time: 2:14 | referee: Barney Ross
1946-09-27Tony Zale57-16-2
Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York, USALKO615
referee: Ruby Goldstein
NYSAC World middleweight title
National Boxing Association World middleweight title
World Middleweight title
(AP) The following January 22, Zale would win the Edward J. Neil Memorial Award for doing the most for boxing in 1946. That trophy was awarded in memory of the Associated Press sports writer and war correspondent killed during the civil war in Spain in 1938.
1946 Fight of the Year - Ring Magazine

1946-03-29Marty Servo46-2-2
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWTKO210
time: 1:52 | referee: Arthur Donovan
Servo was knocked down for counts of "2", "8," and "7" in the 2nd round.
1946-01-18Sonny Horne47-7-4
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWUD1010
referee: Ruby Goldstein 5-4 | judge: Bill Healy 8-2 | judge: Jack Gordon 8-2
1945-09-28Harold Green46-5-2
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWKO310
time: 1:49 | referee: Ruby Goldstein
1945-08-24Freddie Cochrane72-34-8
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWKO1010
time: 2:37 | referee: Benny Leonard
1945-06-29Freddie Cochrane71-33-8
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWKO1010
time: 0:16 | referee: Johnny Burns
Graziano was outboxed in the first eight rounds, but knocked down Cochrane in the 9th, the bell saved him from a ko and again in the 10th for the full count. Paid attendance 18,071.
1945 Fight of the Year - Ring Magazine

1945-05-25Al Bummy Davis64-9-4
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWTKO410
referee: Young Otto
Attendance: 16,556; Gate: $75,861
Davis was down in the 1st, 3rd twice (once after the bell), and in the 4th. Graziano was down in the 2nd.

1945-04-17Solomon Stewart9-13-1
Uline Arena, Washington, District of Columbia, USAWKO410
1945-03-09Billy Arnold26-1-1
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWTKO38
referee: Frank Fullam
Attendance: 14,037; Gate: $49,937
Graziano was a 6 to 1 underdog. Arnold was down three times before the referee stopped the contest. Vice President Harry S. Truman attended.

1944-12-22Harold Green41-5-2
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALMD1010
Graziano down for a four count in the second,Green down for a nine count in the eighth. Mayor LaGuardia attended. The officials voted 6-4, 4-4-2, and 5-4-1.
1944-11-03Harold Green39-5-2
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALUD1010
Green was floored for a nine count in the last fifteen seconds of the tenth and narrowly escaped a knockout. The official scorecards were 8-1, 8-1-1, and 8-2.
1944-10-24Bernie Miller42-13-3
Broadway Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USAWTKO28
time: 0:44 | referee: Pete Hartley
Miller was knocked down four times in the 2nd round.
1944-10-06Danny Kapilow33-2-4
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USADPTS1010
1944-09-15Frankie Terry43-11-7
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USADPTS88
referee: Benny Leonard 2-2 | judge: Pete Hagen 2-5 | judge: Joe Agnello 4-4
1944-08-14Jerry Fiorello42-47-13
Queensboro Arena, Long Island City, Queens, New York, USAWSD88
1944-07-21Tony Reno8-22-4
Fort Hamilton Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USAWPTS88
1944-06-27Frankie Terry43-9-7
Dexter Park Arena, Woodhaven, Queens, New York, USAWTKO68
time: 2:47
1944-06-07Larney Moore11-26-4
MacArthur Stadium, Brooklyn, New York, USAWKO28
1944-05-29Tommy Mollis51-25-3
Griffith Stadium, Washington, District of Columbia, USAWTKO710
1944-05-09Freddie Graham4-27-1
Turner's Arena, Washington, District of Columbia, USAWKO38
1944-04-10Bobby Brown9-3-0
Turner's Arena, Washington, District of Columbia, USAWKO510
1944-03-14Ray Rovelli18-8-2
Broadway Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USAWPTS88
1944-03-08Harold Gary5-22-0
Scott Hall, Elizabeth, New Jersey, USAWPTS66
1944-03-04Leon Anthony4-22-2
Ridgewood Grove, Brooklyn, New York, USAWKO18
time: 1:20
1944-02-24Nick Calder5-9-2
Masonic Hall, Highland Park, New Jersey, USAWKO48
1944-02-09Steve Riggio21-7-3
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALPTS66
1944-01-18Phil Enzenga22-30-6
Westchester County Center, White Plains, New York, USAWTKO58
Enzenga was knocked down four times.
1944-01-07Jerry Pittro9-29-2
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWTKO16
time: 2:31
1944-01-04Harold Gary3-16-0
Grotto Auditorium, Jersey City, New Jersey, USAWPTS88
1943-12-27Milo Theodorescu25-49-6
Laurel Garden, Newark, New Jersey, USAWTKO18
time: 2:52
1943-12-06Charley McPherson24-24-4
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USAWPTS66
1943-11-30Freddie Graham4-20-1
Paterson, New Jersey, USAWPTS88
1943-11-12Steve Riggio16-7-3
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALPTS66
1943-10-27Charley McPherson23-20-3
Scott Hall, Elizabeth, New Jersey, USADPTS66
1943-10-13Jimmy Williams0-6-0
Scott Hall, Elizabeth, New Jersey, USAWTKO26
1943-10-05Freddie Graham4-18-1
Broadway Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USAWKO18
time: 1:02
1943-09-21George Wilson3-34-4
Broadway Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USAWPTS88
1943-09-10Joe Agosta23-10-4
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALPTS66
1943-08-24Tony Grey13-12-8
Queensboro Arena, Long Island City, Queens, New York, USAWKO66
1943-08-20Ted Apostoli0-4-0
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWPTS44
1943-08-12Charley McPherson22-16-3
Fort Hamilton Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USAWPTS66
1943-07-27Randy Drew1-5-0
Queensboro Arena, Long Island City, Queens, New York, USAWKO16
time: 2:16
1943-07-22George Stevens1-0-0
Fort Hamilton Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USAWKO16
time: 2:07
1943-07-08Johnny Atteley1-1-0
Fort Hamilton Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USAWRTD26
1943-06-24Frankie Falco0-3-1
Fort Hamilton Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USAWKO56
time: 1:37
1943-06-16Joe Curcio12-5-4
Twin City Bowl, Elizabeth, New Jersey, USAWTKO46
time: 0:39
1943-06-11Gilberto Ramirez Vasquez1-21-0
Fort Hamilton Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USAWKO16
time: 1:45
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