Rocky Mattioli

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Rocky Mattioli (born Rocco Mattioli, 20 September 1953) an Italian-Australian former boxer at junior middleweight, and former world champion.

Career[edit]

Mattioli was born in Ripa Teatina, near Chieti, in Abruzzo in central Italy. He emigrated to Australia with his family at the age of six. lived in morwell victoria.

He turned professional in 1970 and Started training with Italian trainer Arnold Rossi in 1977 captured the WBC Light Middleweight Title with a KO over Eckhard Dagge. He defended the title twice before losing it to Maurice Hope in 1979 by TKO. In 1980 he had a rematch with Hope, but again was TKO'd, in the 11th round. He retired in 1982, settling in Milan.

Professional boxing record[edit]

64 Wins (51 knockouts, 13 decisions), 7 Losses (4 knockouts, 3 decisions), 2 Draws [1]
Result Record Opponent Type Round Date Location Notes
Win 3-12 United States "Boxing" Pedro Guerrero KO 6 19/08/1982 California Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, United States
Win 1-1 Teo Dominguez TKO 3 09/03/1982 Nevada Showboat Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 0-1 United States Abraham Lara KO 2 18/02/1982 California Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, United States Lara knocked out at 2:01 of the second round.
Win 29-37-2 Philippines Rudy Barro TKO 2 09/02/1982 Nevada Showboat Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Loss 47-16-6 Luxembourg Clement Tshinza TKO 9 11/06/1981 Lombardy Milan, Italy
Win 14-2-2 United Kingdom Steve Hopkin TKO 9 29/04/1981 Emilia-Romagna Gatteo, Italy
Loss 28-2-1 United Kingdom Maurice Hope TKO 11 12/07/1980 England Wembley Conference Centre, Wembley, London, United Kingdom WBC World Light Middleweight Title. Referee stopped the bout at 2:52 of the 11th round.
Win 24-14-1 United States Rafael Rodriguez KO 8 30/05/1980 Lazio Rome, Italy
Win 12-7 United States "Boxing" Jamie Thomas KO 2 02/05/1980 Lazio Rome, Italy
Win 8-8-1 United States Jesse Carter KO 1 21/03/1980 Emilia-Romagna Bologna, Italy
Win 34-13-2 United States Irish Pat Murphy KO 2 14/12/1979 Lombardy Milan, Italy
Win 11-8-3 Bermuda Roy "Cleveland" Johnson KO 4 23/11/1979 Friuli-Venezia Giulia Pordenone, Italy
Win 8-15-1 United States Leon McCallum TKO 5 12/10/1979 Lazio Rome, Italy
Loss 26-2-1 United Kingdom Maurice Hope TKO 9 04/03/1979 Liguria Teatro Ariston, Sanremo, Italy WBC World Light Middleweight Title.
Win 7-4-2 United States Freddie Boynton TKO 7 29/09/1978 Lombardy Milan, Italy
Win 63-6-9 Spain Jose Manuel Duran KO 5 14/05/1978 Abruzzo Stadio Adriatico, Pescara, Italy WBC World Light Middleweight Title.
Win 67-4-4 The Bahamas Elisha Obed KO 7 11/03/1978 Victoria (Australia) Kooyong Tennis Stadium, Melbourne, Australia WBC World Light Middleweight Title. Obed knocked out at 1:07 of the seventh round.
Win 3-5 United States Jose "J-Rod" Rodriguez UD 10 21/01/1978 Nevada Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 29-7-1 United Kingdom Larry "Apostle" Paul PTS 10 02/12/1977 Lombardy Milan, Italy
Win 20-3-1 Germany Eckhard Dagge KO 5 06/08/1977 Germany Deutschlandhalle, Charlottenburg, Germany WBC World Light Middleweight Title.
Win 9-12-3 United States Angel Jose Ortiz KO 3 18/06/1977 Lazio Palazzetto dello Sport, Rome, Italy
Win 5-3 Venezuela Arnoldo Olivares TKO 5 27/02/1977 Emilia-Romagna Bellaria, Italy
Win 21-10-6 United Kingdom English Trevor Francis TKO 6 28/01/1977 Emilia-Romagna Faenza, Italy
Win 17-8-3 United States Alfonso Hayman KO 10 03/12/1976 Lombardy Milan, Italy
Win 27-3-2 United States Ralph Palladin TKO 7 22/10/1976 Emilia-Romagna Bologna, Italy
Win 12-19-2 United States "Boxing" Pablo Rodriguez TKO 2 01/10/1976 Lombardy Palazzo dello Sport, Milan, Italy
Win 96-40-7 Mexico Chucho Garcia TKO 6 21/05/1976 Lombardy Milan, Italy
Draw 67-2 Italy Bruno Arcari PTS 10 03/04/1976 Lombardy Palazzo dello Sport, Milan, Italy 97-96, 96-96, 97-97.
Win 13-8-2 United States Cubby "Topcat" Jackson UD 10 06/02/1976 Lombardy Milan, Italy 100-94, 100-94, 99-92.
Win 29-1-5 Italy Domenico Di Jorio TKO 6 28/11/1975 Lombardy Palazzo dello Sport, Milan, Italy
Win 39-7 Denmark Jørgen Hansen TKO 7 24/10/1975 Lombardy Milan, Italy
Loss 18-6-2 United States Harold "Painter" Weston PTS 10 19/09/1975 Victoria (Australia) Festival Hall, Melbourne, Australia
Win 35-4-3 Canada Fernand Marcotte TKO 9 22/08/1975 Victoria (Australia) Festival Hall, Melbourne, Australia Referee stopped the bout at 2:40 of the ninth round.
Win 21-12-3 Spain Mimoun Mohatar UD 10 06/06/1975 Lombardy Milan, Italy
Win 25-10-4 Dominican Republic Chris Fernandez KO 4 09/05/1975 Lombardy Palazzo dello Sport, Milan, Italy
Win 39-18-4 United States Billy Backus KO 5 11/04/1975 Victoria (Australia) Festival Hall, Melbourne, Australia
Win 23-3-1 New Zealand Ali Afakasi TKO 12 14/02/1975 Victoria (Australia) Festival Hall, Melbourne, Australia Australasian Welterweight Title.
Win 21-4-2 Venezuela Ray Chavez Guerrero PTS 10 18/10/1974 Victoria (Australia) Festival Hall, Melbourne, Australia
Win 74-16-2 United States Eddie Perkins UD 10 16/08/1974 Victoria (Australia) Festival Hall, Melbourne, Australia 48-45, 49-45, 50-44.
Win 0-3 Philippines Dommy Cotacte TKO 4 26/07/1974 Victoria (Australia) Festival Hall, Melbourne, Australia
Win 46-6-1 United States Dave Oropeza TKO 6 25/06/1974 Victoria (Australia) Melbourne Town Hall, Melbourne, Australia
Win 18-4-1 France Jacques van Mellaerts TKO 9 11/05/1974 New Caledonia Une Grande Soiree Stadium, Noumea, New Caledonia Referee stopped the bout at 2:15 of the ninth round.
Win 17-18 Mexico Jose Luis Baltazar PTS 10 25/04/1974 Victoria (Australia) Festival Hall, Melbourne, Australia
Win 10-0 New Zealand Dennis "Man of Letters" Enright KO 3 22/03/1974 Victoria (Australia) Festival Hall, Melbourne, Australia
Win 5-0 Australia Billy O'Donnell TKO 3 13/03/1974 Victoria (Australia) Iceland Arena, Melbourne, Australia
Win 7-2-1 Venezuela English Trevor Francis TKO 8 24/08/1973 Queensland Brisbane, Australia
Win 4-1 Tonga Pongi Lee PTS 15 12/07/1973 Victoria (Australia) San Remo Ballroom, Melbourne, Australia Australasian Welterweight Title.
Win 26-8-1 Australia Jeff "Snow" White KO 12 17/05/1973 Victoria (Australia) San Remo Ballroom, Melbourne, Australia Australian Welterweight Title.
Win 9-14-3 Australia Eric "Knockout" King KO 2 26/04/1973 Victoria (Australia) San Remo Ballroom, Melbourne, Australia
Win 8-1 Australia Ted "Tiger" Gray KO 4 19/04/1973 New South Wales Blacktown RSL Club, Sydney, Australia
Win 6-6 Fiji Kolaia Bauli TKO 6 17/12/1971 Victoria (Australia) Festival Hall, Melbourne, Australia
Win 29-4-5 Australia "Reverend" Paul Moore SD 10 25/11/1971 Victoria (Australia) Brunswick Metropolitan Cinema, Melbourne, Australia
Loss 28-4-5 Australia "Reverend" Paul Moore SD 10 23/09/1971 Victoria (Australia) Brunswick Cinema International, Melbourne, Australia 47-48, 48-43, 46-47.
Win 10-8-1 Australia Steve Hallcroft TKO 6 30/08/1971 Western Australia Perth, Western Australia, Australia
Win -- Fiji Tiger Peni KO 5 26/07/1971 Victoria (Australia) Festival Hall, Melbourne, Australia
Win 2-4 New Zealand Sila Nomura PTS 8 28/06/1971 Victoria (Australia) Festival Hall, Melbourne, Australia
Win 1-0 New Zealand Steve Ayerst PTS 8 07/06/1971 Victoria (Australia) Festival Hall, Melbourne, Australia
Draw 0-1 New Zealand Bill Fatu PTS 8 10/05/1971 Victoria (Australia) Festival Hall, Melbourne, Australia
Win 7-17-6 Australia Doug "Gang" Green TKO 3 19/04/1971 Victoria (Australia) Festival Hall, Melbourne, Australia
Win 7-6-1 Australia Red Durange TKO 4 05/04/1971 Victoria (Australia) Festival Hall, Melbourne, Australia
Win 1-2 Australia Bevan Minnett TKO 4 30/11/1970 Victoria (Australia) Festival Hall, Melbourne, Australia
Win 0-3 Australia George Kencheff TKO 5 09/11/1970 Victoria (Australia) Festival Hall, Melbourne, Australia
Win 9-3-1 Australia Alby "Cricket" Roberts TKO 5 19/10/1970 Victoria (Australia) Festival Hall, Melbourne, Australia
Win 6-2-1 Australia Johnny Todd TKO 2 05/10/1970 Victoria (Australia) Festival Hall, Melbourne, Australia
Win 1-3 New Zealand Ray Cannon TKO 3 03/08/1970 Victoria (Australia) Festival Hall, Melbourne, Australia
Win 6-5-5 Australia Billy Murphy, Jr. PTS 6 06/07/1970 Victoria (Australia) Festival Hall, Melbourne, Australia
Win 2-3-1 Australia Billy "Scat" Stewart KO 4 29/05/1970 Victoria (Australia) Morwell, Australia
Loss 4-0 Australia Ricky Day PTS 6 04/05/1970 Victoria (Australia) Festival Hall, Melbourne, Australia
Win 0-4 Australia Bernie Martin TKO 6 23/04/1970 Victoria (Australia) Karma Hall, Morwell, Australia
Win 11-6 Australia Tom "Heidelberg" Roberts TKO 4 02/04/1970 New South Wales South Sydney Rugby League Club, Sydney, Australia
Win 0-2 Australia Bernie Martin KO 4 23/03/1970 Victoria (Australia) Morwell, Australia
Win 3-1-2 Australia Glenn Grinsted PTS 4 16/03/1970 Victoria (Australia) Festival Hall, Melbourne, Australia
Win 2-2-1 Australia Tony Salta KO 2 09/03/1970 Victoria (Australia) Festival Hall, Melbourne, Australia

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Preceded by
Eckhard Dagge
WBC Light Middleweight boxing champion
8 Jun 1977 – 4 Mar 1979
Succeeded by
Maurice Hope