Dana Rosenblatt

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"Dangerous" Dana Rosenblatt (b. January 26, 1972, in Malden, Massachusetts) is a retired left-handed professional boxer who held a variety of minor boxing titles.

Rosenblatt began practicing martial arts at age 13 and earned a black belt in Tang Soo Do when he was 16. He also took up Judo when he was 16, and earned a brown belt.

He began competing as an amateur kickboxer at age 15, and won the U.S. amateur middleweight title.

Rosenblatt attended Malden Catholic High School, and later, Bunker Hill Community College, where he was an honors graduate.[1]

Boxing career[edit]

Rosenblatt became a professional boxer in 1992, at the age of 20. He made $500 for his first fight, which was in Pikesville, MD.[1]

During his career he beat former U.S. Olympian Howard Davis Jr. and former junior middleweight champion Terry Norris.

In 1993, for Rosenblatt's 15th fight, he wore a pair of trunks with the Star of David symbol sewn into them,[2] harkening back to the legendary Jewish fighters of the 1930s like Benny Leonard and Barney Ross who started the practice. Today those trunks are on display in Philadelphia at the National Museum of American Jewish History.[3]

He started garnering serious attention after his first round KO of "The Irish Express," Sean Fitzgerald, 29–2–2, for the New England Middleweight Title on December 16, 1993. He then beat Frank Savannah, 15–1–1, by TKO for the World Boxing Council Continental Americas Middleweight Title. Next, he met Chad Parker in 1995 for the WBC Continental Americas Middleweight Title. Rosenblatt knocked out Parker in the first round.

His only professional loss came when 5-time former champion Vinny Pazienza knocked him out in the 4th round during a 1996 fight.

At a press conference to announce a rematch, Pazienza's comments included demeaning references that even extended to Rosenblatt’s manhood. Rosenblatt later beat Pazienza in the 1999 rematch in a split decision, winning the vacant International Boxing Organization Super Middleweight Title.

During Rosenblatt's fight against Glenwood Brown in January 1997, he broke his hand. Rosenblatt won the fight, but spent the next 14 months recuperating before he could box again.[3]

On September 25, 1998, he defeated former 3-time WBC super welterweight champion "Terrible" Terry Norris in a unanimous 12-round decision, to capture the International Boxing Association World Middleweight Title.

He defeated Will "Kid Fire" McIntyre, 36–4–1, in October 2000. Then, a torn right shoulder rotator cuff, a separated left shoulder and torn labrum, a hand fracture, and several scheduling problems kept him inactive and caused him to drop out of the world rankings. He did not fight again until June 28, 2002.

He retired from boxing in August 2003. He retired with a record of 37–1–1 (23).

He was notable for being one of the few Jewish boxers active in the 1990s.[citation needed]

Career after boxing[edit]

Rosenblatt represents Countrywide Home Loans as a Home Loan Consultant in Peabody, MA, working with realtors, builders, real estate investors, and home buyers. He has attained a top ranking as a loan officer.[4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Dana Rosenblatt". Citypaper.net. Retrieved January 20, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Boxing Trunks". Nmajh.org. September 11, 1993. Retrieved January 20, 2011. 
  3. ^ a b [1][dead link]
  4. ^ https://countrywide.dorado.com/danarosenblatt

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