Giacobbe Fragomeni

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Giacobbe Fragomeni
Statistics
Nickname(s)Gabibbo
Weight(s)Cruiserweight
Height1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)
NationalityItalian
Born (1969-08-13) 13 August 1969 (age 49)
Milan, Lombardy, Italy
StanceOrthodox
Boxing record
Total fights42
Wins35
Wins by KO14
Losses5
Draws2

Giacobbe Fragomeni (born 13 August 1969) is an Italian professional boxer. He held the WBC cruiserweight title from 2008 to 2009, and previously the European Union cruiserweight title from 2007 to 2008. As an amateur he won a bronze medal at the 1997 World Championships and gold at the 1998 European Championships, both in the heavyweight division. Outside of boxing, Fragomeni won the 2016 edition of the Italian reality TV show L'Isola dei Famosi.

Professional career[edit]

Fragomeni made his professional debut on 19 May 2001, winning a four-round points decision against Henry Kolle Njume. Having won his next twenty fights, Fragomeni lost for the first time against European cruiserweight champion (and future heavyweight world champion) David Haye on 17 November 2006. This was a grudge match from their amateur days, as Fragomeni had defeated Haye in the final qualifiers for the 2000 Olympics.[1] Fragomeni bounced back by winning the vacant European Union cruiserweight title with a unanimous decision (UD) over Vincenzo Rossitto on 31 July 2007, and went on to make two successful defences.

On 24 October 2008, Fragomeni won the vacant WBC cruiserweight title after a sixth-round technical decision against Rudolf Kraj. Their fight was stopped due to Fragomeni receiving a cut over the eye from an accidental headbutt by Kraj in round five.[2] His first defence of the title, against Krzysztof Włodarczyk on 16 May 2009, ended in a split draw despite Fragomeni suffering two knockdowns but only one of them being considered legal by the referee.[3] Fragomeni was not as fortunate in his next defence, on 21 November 2009, when he lost a very close majority decision to undefeated former light-heavyweight world champion Zsolt Erdei.[4]

A rematch with Włodarczyk on 15 May 2010, almost exactly a year after their first fight, saw Fragomeni lose by stoppage in the eighth round. The WBC cruiserweight title, vacated by Erdei, was again at stake.[5] A third fight between the two took place on 6 December 2013, with Włodarczyk's WBC title on the line once more. This time, Fragomeni was forced to retire in his corner after six largely one-sided rounds due to a cut which was caused by an accidental punch from Włodarczyk on the break.[6]

Professional boxing record[edit]

Professional record summary
42 fights 35 wins 5 losses
By knockout 14 4
By decision 21 1
Draws 2
No. Result Record Opponent Type Round, time Date Location Notes
42 Win 35–5–2 Ukraine Vitaliy Neveselyy UD 6 24 Jun 2017 Italy Teatro Nuovo, Milan, Italy
41 Win 34–5–2 Hungary Tamas Polster KO 3 (6), 0:52 14 Jan 2017 Italy Teatro della Luna, Assago, Italy
40 Win 33–5–2 Croatia Marko Martinjak PTS 8 4 Oct 2015 Italy Piazza Garibaldi, Sorbolo, Italy
39 Loss 32–5–2 Russia Rakhim Chakhkiev KO 4 (12), 0:52 24 Oct 2014 Russia Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow, Russia For vacant European cruiserweight title
38 Win 32–4–2 Latvia Olegs Lopajevs TKO 2 (6), 1:53 26 Apr 2014 Italy Molinello Play Village, Rho, Italy
37 Loss 31–4–2 Poland Krzysztof Włodarczyk RTD 6 (12), 3:00 6 Dec 2013 United States UIC Pavilion, Chicago, Illinois, US For WBC cruiserweight title
36 Win 31–3–2 Croatia Toni Visic PTS 8 27 Jul 2013 Italy Centro Sportivo Scolastico, Ferrara, Italy
35 Win 30–3–2 Italy Silvio Branco SD 12 15 Dec 2012 Italy PalaGarda, Riva del Garda, Italy Won vacant WBC Silver cruiserweight title
34 Draw 29–3–2 Italy Silvio Branco MD 12 17 Mar 2012 Italy PalaRavizza, Pavia, Italy For vacant WBC Silver cruiserweight title
33 Win 29–3–1 Lithuania Remigijus Ziausys UD 6 8 Jul 2011 Italy Piazza XX Settembre, Civitanova Marche, Italy
32 Win 28–3–1 Hungary Laszlo Hubert TKO 7 (12), 1:18 30 Apr 2011 Mexico Coliseum Don King, Texcoco, Mexico Won vacant WBC International cruiserweight title
31 Win 27–3–1 Mexico Eduardo Ayala TKO 6 (10), 1:47 5 Nov 2010 Mexico The Royal, Cancún, Mexico
30 Loss 26–3–1 Poland Krzysztof Włodarczyk TKO 8 (12), 0:44 15 May 2010 Poland Atlas Arena, Lodz, Poland For vacant WBC cruiserweight title
29 Loss 26–2–1 Hungary Zsolt Erdei MD 12 21 Nov 2009 Germany Sparkassen-Arena, Kiel, Germany Lost WBC cruiserweight title
28 Draw 26–1–1 Poland Krzysztof Włodarczyk SD 12 16 May 2009 Italy GranTeatro, Rome, Italy Retained WBC cruiserweight title
27 Win 26–1 Czech Republic Rudolf Kraj TD 8 (12) 24 Oct 2008 Italy PalaLido, Milan, Italy Won vacant WBC cruiserweight title;
Unanimous TD after Fragomeni was cut from an accidental head clash
26 Win 25–1 Bulgaria Konstantin Semerdjiev UD 12 15 Apr 2008 Italy Casinò, Campione d'Italia, Italy Retained European Union cruiserweight title
25 Win 24–1 France Rachid El Hadak MD 12 22 Dec 2007 Italy Datch Forum, Milan, Italy Retained European Union cruiserweight title
24 Win 23–1 Italy Vincenzo Rossitto UD 12 31 Jul 2007 Italy Centro Polifunzionale, San Genesio ed Uniti, Italy Won vacant European Union cruiserweight title
23 Win 22–1 Hungary Adrian Rajkai KO 4 (8) 21 Apr 2007 Italy Stradella, Italy
22 Loss 21–1 United Kingdom David Haye TKO 9 (12), 1:29 17 Nov 2006 United Kingdom York Hall, London, England For European cruiserweight title
21 Win 21–0 Germany Andreas Günther RTD 5 (8), 3:00 26 May 2006 Spain Pabellón de Sa Blanca Dona, Ibiza, Spain
20 Win 20–0 Germany Rene Hübner PTS 8 31 Jan 2006 Italy Palazzetto dello Sport, Vobarno, Italy
19 Win 19–0 Hungary Zoltán Béres TKO 4 (6) 16 Dec 2005 Italy PalaLido, Milan, Italy
18 Win 18–0 Brazil Daniel Bispo UD 12 12 Mar 2005 Italy Mazda Palace, Milan, Italy Retained WBC International cruiserweight title
17 Win 17–0 France Frédéric Serrat MD 12 13 Nov 2004 Italy Palasport Palabrera, San Martino Siccomario, Italy Won vacant WBC International cruiserweight title
16 Win 16–0 Montenegro Radoslav Milutinovic TKO 5 (6) 4 Sep 2004 Italy Mede, Italy
15 Win 15–0 Italy Alessandro Guni TKO 11 (12) 11 Jun 2004 Italy PalaRavizza, Pavia, Italy Won vacant IBF Mediterranean cruiserweight title
14 Win 14–0 Belgium Ismail Abdoul PTS 8 10 Feb 2004 Italy Cava Manara, Italy
13 Win 13–0 Argentina Luis Oscar Ricail UD 8 9 Dec 2003 Italy PalaLido, Milan, Italy
12 Win 12–0 Argentina Hector Alfredo Avila PTS 8 14 Oct 2003 Italy Pala Italia Online, Milan, Italy
11 Win 11–0 Turkey Bruce Oezbek PTS 6 9 Aug 2003 Italy Villasimius, Italy
10 Win 10–0 Hungary Otto Nemeth TKO 4 (6) 22 Jul 2003 Italy Piazza della Vittoria, Pavia, Italy
9 Win 9–0 Montenegro Radoslav Milutinovic TKO 3 (6) 5 Nov 2002 Italy Villa Erba, Italy
8 Win 8–0 Tunisia Radouana Ferchichi PTS 6 23 Feb 2002 Italy Milan, Italy
7 Win 7–0 France Christopher Robert PTS 6 15 Dec 2001 Italy Milan, Italy
6 Win 6–0 Morocco Salah Rhouzi KO 3 (6) 1 Dec 2001 Italy Padua, Italy
5 Win 5–0 Cameroon Manfred Kong PTS 6 10 Nov 2001 Italy Milan, Italy
4 Win 4–0 France Jose Carlos Maia TKO 4 (6) 13 Oct 2001 Italy Milan, Italy
3 Win 3–0 France Cyril Bongi PTS 6 10 Aug 2001 Italy Catanzaro, Calabria, Italy
2 Win 2–0 Croatia Velimir Listes KO 1 (6) 28 Jul 2001 Italy Piove di Sacco, Italy
1 Win 1–0 Cameroon Henry Kolle Njume PTS 4 19 May 2001 Italy Milan, Italy Professional debut

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Gutsy Haye disposes of Fragomeni". BBC Sport. BBC. 17 November 2006. Retrieved 7 January 2017.
  2. ^ Associated Press (24 October 2008). "Fragomeni defeats Kraj for WBC cruiserweight title". USA Today. Gannett Company. Retrieved 7 January 2017.
  3. ^ Vester, Mark (16 May 2009). "Fragomeni and Wlodarczyk Battle To a Draw in Rome". BoxingScene. Retrieved 7 January 2017.
  4. ^ Associated Press (22 November 2009). "Erdei edges Fragomeni for WBC title". ESPN. Retrieved 7 January 2017.
  5. ^ "Wlodarczyk knocks out Fragomeni in 8, claims vacant cruiserweight title". SB Nation. Vox Media. 15 May 2010. Retrieved 7 January 2017.
  6. ^ Dower, Jim (December 2013). "Wlodarczyk stops Fragomeni; Fonfara destroys Miller". boxingnews24.com. Retrieved 7 January 2017.

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Sporting positions
Regional boxing titles
New title IBF Mediterranean cruiserweight champion
11 June 2004 – November 2004
Vacated
Vacant
Title next held by
Fabio Tuiach
Vacant
Title last held by
Vincenzo Rossitto
WBC International cruiserweight champion
13 November 2004 – July 2006
Vacated
Vacant
Title next held by
Grigory Drozd
Vacant
Title last held by
Marco Huck
European Union cruiserweight champion
31 July 2007 – October 2008
Vacated
Vacant
Title next held by
Lubos Suda]
Vacant
Title last held by
Silvio Branco
WBC International cruiserweight champion
30 April 2011 – November 2011
Vacated
Vacant
Title next held by
Aleksandr Alekseyev
Vacant
Title last held by
David Quinonero
WBC Silver cruiserweight champion
15 December 2012 – July 2013
Vacated
Vacant
Title next held by
Silvio Branco
World boxing titles
Vacant
Title last held by
David Haye
WBC cruiserweight champion
24 October 2008 – 21 November 2009
Succeeded by
Zsolt Erdei