Name: Francesco Pianeta
Born: 1984-10-08 (Age:34)
Birthplace: Corigliano Calabro, Calabria, Italy
Hometown: Gelsenkirchen, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Height: 6′ 5″ / 196cm
Reach: 80″ / 203cm
Boxing Record: click
- Pianeta is a German-based, Italian-born professional boxer who fights in the heavyweight division.
- Pianeta showed his professionalism when he traveled internationally to fight opponents. His first fight as a professional boxer was in July 2005, in Hessen, Germany, when he beat Slovakian journeyman Sylvester Petrovic with a second round knockout.
- He has fought in Italy, Ireland, Austria, Poland, Belgium, Denmark, and Switzerland.
- Pianeta was diagnosed with cancer in late 2009 and temporarily retired while he battled the disease.
- Pianeta's parents are from Corigliano and when he was six years of age the family emigrated to Germany and his father went to work in a butcher store.
- Pianeta was originally a muay thai and had a record of 9 wins and one loss before he turned to professional boxing.
- Although he was brought up in Germany, Pianeta has held close ties with Italy and has stated that it is his ambition to win the Italian heavyweight title.