Mike Marrone

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Mike Marrone (b. September 24, 1985 in Miami ) is a US-American heavyweight boxer.

Beginnings and amateur[edit]

As a kid Marrone frequented the gym of the Duva family in Florida. He became close to Lou Duva who promoted and represented Marrone. At the National Golden Gloves tournament in 2003 he competed at Heavyweight with 201 lbs limit. He went up to superheavyweight and beat Mike Wilson (boxer) in the PAL tournament 2003. In the finals he was outpointed by George Garcia, however. His amateur record was 42-9.

Pro career[edit]

He turned pro in 2004 at age 18. Marrone's record as of October 2011 is 20-3-0 with 15 knockouts. Marrone scored a victory in April 2007 with an eight round majority decision against previously undefeated Malachy Farrell in Atlantic City. In May 2008, he lost to Francesco Pianeta in Germany, in two rounds.

In June 2010, Marrone returned to the ring in Miami Beach, FL and scored a 5th round tko against Joeseph Rabotte at the Deauville Beach Resort. He lost to Guillermo Jones in a match for the WBA Cruiserweight belt on November 5, 2011.[1]

Marrone is currently managed by Jack Luce and trained by Eddie Chambers, Sr.


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