Michele Piccirillo

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Michele Piccirillo
Personal information
Born January 29, 1970

Michele Piccirillo (born January 29, 1970 in Modugno, Italy) is a professional boxer in the welterweight (147lb) division.

Professional career[edit]

Known as "Gentleman", Piccirillo turned pro in 1992 and captured the Vacant IBF Welterweight Title with a decision win over Cory Spinks in 2002. He lost the belt the following year in a rematch to Spinks. In 2005 he challenged Ricardo Mayorga for the vacant WBC light middleweight title, but lost a decision. Despite the defeat, Piccirillo continues to fight, mainly in his home country of Italy.

Piccirillo again fought for the WBC light middleweight belt on December 1, 2007, losing to Vernon Forrest by way of an 11th-round TKO.

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Vernon Forrest
WBC Welterweight Champion
2002-04-13 – 2003-03-22
Succeeded by
Cory Spinks

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