|Real name||Mike Mollo|
|Height||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|Born||February 11, 1980|
|Wins by KO||12|
Born into a working class Italian family in Chicago's south suburbs, Mollo got into numerous scuffles on the streets of his neighborhood. Already 230 pounds as a 14-year-old, he was quickly taken to the local boxing club to hone his skills, and apply his energy in a more constructive manner.
After a brief amateur career, "Merciless" Mike Mollo made his professional debut on June 25, 2000, scoring a first-round knockout over Terry Coffin in Elgin, Illinois. Over the following years, Mollo built his professional record while also working full time as a bricklayer and tuck pointer. Wildly popular with Chicago fight fans, Mollo used his hard-punching, aggressive style to win 19 of his first 20 professional bouts. His first loss was to heavyweight contender DaVarryl Williamson. On October 7, 2006, Mollo scored his biggest win, knocking out Kevin McBride (best known for defeating Mike Tyson) by a TKO 30 seconds into the second round.
Early in his career, Mollo gained the support of Rocky Marciano’s family. “I understand that Mike wants to emulate Rocky both in and out of the ring”, noted Peter Marciano, younger brother of the “Brockton Blockbuster”. Mollo remembers Marciano well. “I grew up watching fight films of Rocky Marciano. Both of our families came from Naples, Italy, so Rocky was a hero to my family. My strength and conditioning coach Joe Wright gave me a rare book written by Rocky called 'The Use of the Body'. Joe found this book in 1967 while he was somewhere in England. I’ve been reading it and it’s a masterpiece.” Mollo continued, “I can’t be Rocky, but I’m truly honored to have the support of the Marciano family. I hope to make them proud.”
Life with Boxing360
Mollo currently is signed with Boxing360, a New York-based promotional firm founded in 2009 by Mario Yagobi. Mollo seems to be suffering under Boxing360, he is not fought since 2010, the fast rising heavyweight's career has stalled dramatically.
Professional boxing record
|20 Wins (12 knockouts, 8 decisions), 4 Losses (2 knockouts, 2 decisions), 1 Draw |
|Loss||20-5-1||Artur Szpilka||KO||5||16/08/2013||U.S. Cellular Field, Chicago, Illinois, United States|
|Loss||20-4-1||Artur Szpilka||KO||6||01/02/2013||UIC Pavilion, Chicago, Illinois, United States|
|Draw||20-3-1||Gary Gomez||MD||8||06/08/2010||UIC Pavilion, Chicago, Illinois, United States|
|Win||20–3||Billy Zumbrun||UD||8||26/03/2010||UIC Pavilion, Chicago, Illinois, United States|
|Loss||19–3||Jameel McCline||UD||12||07/11/2008||Sichuan Gymnasium, Chengdu, China||WBC Heavyweight title eliminator.|
|Loss||19–2||Andrew Golota||UD||12||19/01/2008||Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, United States||Lost WBA Fedelatin Heavyweight title.|
|Win||19–1||Art Binkowski||TKO||2 (10)||13/10/2007||Sears Centre, Hoffman Estates, Illinois, United States|
|Win||18–1||Zack Page||UD||8||13/10/2007||Belterra Casino Resort, Belterra, Indiana, United States|
|Win||17–1||Kevin McBride||TKO||2 (12)||07/10/2006||Allstate Arena, Rosemont, Illinois, United States||Won vacant WBA Fedelatin Heavyweight title. McBride took a standing 8 count in the 1st rd and was down twice in the 2nd.|
|Win||16–1||Willie Walker||KO||1 (6)||25/08/2006||Aragon Ballroom 1106 W Lawrence, Chicago, Illinois, United States|
|Loss||15–1||DaVarryl Williamson||TKO||4 (10)||06/05/2006||DCU Center, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States|
|Win||15–0||Rogerio Lobo||KO||6 (12)||04/11/2005||Cicero Stadium, Cicero, Illinois, United States||Won vacant IBF, WBC & WBO Latino Heavyweight titles.|
|Win||14–0||Troy Weida||TKO||1 (10)||13/07/2005||Majestic Star Casino, Gary, Indiana, United States|
|Win||13–0||Shawn Robinson||TKO||1 (6)||27/04/2005||Italian Sports Hall of Fame|, Chicago, Illinois, United States|
|Win||12–0||Eric French||UD||4||15/06/2004||The Belvedere, Elk Grove Village, Illinois, United States||French had a point taken in round 4 for holding.|
|Win||11–0||Siarhei Dychkou||UD||4||24/03/2003||Ramada Inn, Rosemont, Illinois, United States|
|Win||10–0||Brian McIntyre||KO||1 (4)||15/03/2003||UIC Pavilion, Chicago, Illinois, United States|
|Win||9–0||Jessie Tucker||UD||6||27/11/2002||Ramada Inn, Rosemont, Illinois, United States|
|Win||8–0||Marcelo Aravena||UD||4||17/11/2002||Ralph Engelstad Arena, Grand Forks, North Dakota, United States|
|Win||7–0||Louis Parker||KO||1 (4)||27/09/2002||Ramada Inn, Rosemont, Illinois, United States|
|Win||6–0||John Clark||UD||4||10/08/2002||Emerald Queen Casino, Tacoma, Washington, United States|
|Win||5–0||Donnie Penelton||UD||4||21/11/2001||Ramada Inn, Rosemont, Illinois, United States|
|Win||4–0||Nathan Crawford||KO||1 (4)||17/10/2001||Ramada Inn, Rosemont, Illinois, United States|
|Win||3–0||Calvin Miller||KO||1 (4)||16/02/2001||DePaul Alumni Hall, Chicago, Illinois, United States|
|Win||2–0||Joe Helton||KO||1 (4)||20/08/2000||Casino Queen, East Saint Louis, Illinois, United States|
|Win||1–0||Terrence Coffin||KO||1 (4)||25/06/2000||Grand Victoria Casino, Elgin, Illinois, United States|
- Profile: Mike Mollo Boxing Insider, October 7, 2006.
- McBride Stopped In Chicago Bout BBC Sport: Boxing, October 8, 2006.
- Mike Mollo Signs With DKP East Side Boxing, April 20, 2006.
- http://www.boxing360.com/fighters/mike_mollo.php Boxing360