Franco De Piccoli

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Franco De Piccoli
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Francesco de Piccoli in 1960
Personal information
Born 29 November 1937 (1937-11-29) (age 77)
Campalto, Italy
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight 96 kg (212 lb)
Sport
Sport Boxing

Francesco De Piccoli (born 29 November 1937) is a former Italian boxer, who won the gold medal in the heavyweight division (+91 kg) at the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome.

Amateur career[edit]

De Piccoli started training in boxing in 1955, and won national heavyweight titles in 1959 and 1960. At the 1960 Olympics, he easily reached the final, in which he knocked out Daan Bekker after 90 seconds. He turned professional right after the Olympics. After retiring in 1965 he worked as a driving instructor.[1][2]

Professional record[edit]

37 Wins (29 knockouts, 6 decisions, 2 DQs), 4 Losses (4 knockouts) [1]
Result Record Opponent Type Round Date Location Notes
Loss 8-2 Germany Peter Weiland TKO 2 26/12/1965 Italy Mestre, Veneto
Loss 3-7-3 United States Everett Copeland KO 6 15/10/1965 Italy Turin, Piedmont
Win 18-10-4 United States Dave Duke Johnson KO 1 10/07/1965 Italy Mestre, Veneto
Win 18-18-2 United States Sonny "Policeman" Moore KO 1 07/05/1965 Italy Rome, Lazio
Win 7-6-3 United States Aaron Beasley KO 2 12/04/1965 Italy Bologna, Emilia-Romagna
Win 22-9-3 United States Floyd Joyner KO 1 02/04/1965 Italy Turin, Piedmont
Win 19-6-1 United States Billy "The Barber" Daniels PTS 10 19/02/1965 Italy Rome, Lazio
Win 16-9 United States Herb Siler KO 2 23/01/1965 Italy Palasport di San Siro, Milan, Lombardy
Win 18-30 United States Ollie Wilson KO 4 26/12/1964 Italy Mestre, Veneto
Win 1-4 United States Ed Sonny Andrews KO 1 11/12/1964 Italy Palazzetto dello Sport, Rome, Lazio
Win 14-11 United States Henry Wallitsch KO 1 12/11/1964 Italy Milan, Lombardy
Win 22-13-6 United States S.F.C. Matthew Jackson DQ 1 18/09/1964 Italy Palazzetto dello Sport, Rome, Lazio
Win 12-5-4 Sweden Lars Olaf Norling PTS 10 22/05/1964 Italy Sports Palace, Turin, Piedmont
Win 7-4-1 Denmark Carl Welschou KO 4 11/05/1964 Italy Naples, Campania
Loss 40-21-2 Jamaica Joe Bygraves KO 5 07/06/1963 Italy Palazzetto dello Sport, Rome, Lazio
Loss 25-17-2 United States Wayne Bethea KO 4 22/03/1963 Italy Palazzetto dello Sport, Rome, Lazio
Win 26-2 United States Tony Hughes KO 2 01/03/1963 Italy Rome, Lazio
Win 13-21-3 United States Neal Welch PTS 10 04/02/1963 Italy Mestre, Veneto
Win 39-26-8 United States Howard "Honeyboy" King KO 1 18/01/1963 Italy Palazzetto dello Sport, Rome, Lazio King knocked out at 0:11 of the first round.
Win 8-5-1 The Bahamas Wendell Newton TKO 3 30/11/1962 Italy Palazzetto dello Sport, Rome, Lazio Referee stopped the bout at 2:30 of the third round.
Win 26-13-1 United States John Riggins KO 1 09/11/1962 Italy Rome, Lazio
Win 15-6-1 United Kingdom Ray Shiel KO 2 22/10/1962 Italy Bologna, Emilia-Romagna
Win 13-2 Canada Phonse LaSaga KO 1 11/09/1962 Italy Palazzetto dello Sport, Rome, Lazio LaSaga knocked out at 1:10 of the first round.
Win 4-2-1 Germany Kurt Stroer KO 2 04/08/1962 Italy Genoa, Liguria
Win 35-9-1 United States Buddy Turman DQ 2 19/07/1962 Italy Rome, Lazio
Win 13-18 United States Calvin Butler KO 8 16/04/1962 Italy Bologna, Emilia-Romagna
Win 14-13 United States Garvin Sawyer TKO 4 30/03/1962 Italy Rome, Lazio
Win 21-9-6 Germany Ulli Ritter KO 4 21/12/1961 Italy Rome, Lazio
Win 36-23-4 Germany Frankie Daniels PTS 8 09/09/1961 Italy Mestre, Veneto
Win 3-11-2 Germany Walter Haufft KO 1 31/08/1961 Italy Turin, Piedmont
Win 26-12-2 France Robert Duquesne KO 1 05/07/1961 Italy Plamino Stadium, Rome, Lazio
Win 11-12-1 Spain Jose Mariano Moracia Ibanes KO 1 10/06/1961 Italy Mestre, Veneto
Win 12-19-5 Germany Erwin Hack KO 2 02/06/1961 Italy Taranto, Apulia
Win 11-10-5 Germany Ossi Buettner KO 3 16/05/1961 Italy Turin, Piedmont
Win 7-3-3 Germany Werner Walloschek KO 1 03/05/1961 Italy Naples, Campania
Win 22-17-6 Germany Uwe Janssen TKO 2 07/04/1961 Italy PalaLido, Milan, Lombardy
Win 3-9-2 Germany Walter Haufft KO 2 01/04/1961 Italy Ascoli Piceno, Marche
Win 27-19-3 Belgium Alain Cherville PTS 6 14/03/1961 Italy Bologna, Emilia-Romagna
Win 14-25-5 France Maurice Mols PTS 6 10/02/1961 Italy Palazzetto dello Sport, Rome, Lazio
Win 14-43-5 Germany Robert Warmbrunn KO 1 25/01/1961 Italy Mestre, Veneto
Win 2-12 Italy Giovanni Moriggi KO 1 26/12/1960 Italy Bologna, Emilia-Romagna

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