Mike Marrone

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Michael "Mike" Marrone (born September 24, 1985 in Miami) is an American heavyweight boxer from Vero Beach, Florida.

Beginnings and amateur[edit]

As a kid Marrone frequented the gym of the Duva family in Florida. He became close to Lou Duva who promoted and represented Marrone. At the National Golden Gloves tournament in 2003 he competed at Heavyweight with 201 lbs limit. He went up to superheavyweight and beat Mike Wilson (boxer) in the PAL tournament 2003. In the finals he was outpointed by George Garcia, however. His amateur record was 42-9.

Pro career[edit]

He turned pro in 2004 at age 18. Marrone's record as of October 2011 is 20-3-0 with 15 knockouts. Marrone scored a victory in April 2007 with an eight round majority decision against previously undefeated Malachy Farrell in Atlantic City. In May 2008, he lost to Francesco Pianeta in Germany, in two rounds.

In June 2010, Marrone returned to the ring in Miami Beach, FL and scored a 5th round tko against Joeseph Rabotte at the Deauville Beach Resort. He lost to Guillermo Jones in a match for the WBA Cruiserweight belt on November 5, 2011.[1]

Marrone is currently managed by Jack Luce and trained by Eddie Chambers, Sr.

Professional boxing record[edit]

20 Wins (15 knockouts, 5 decisions), 4 Losses (3 knockouts, 1 decision) [2]
Result Record Opponent Type Round Date Location Notes
Loss 37-3-2 Panama Guillermo Jones TKO 6 2011-11-05 Florida Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Hollywood, Hollywood, Florida, United States WBA World Cruiserweight Title. Referee stopped the bout at 1:55 of the sixth round.
Win 2-8 United States "King" James Pratt KO 1 2011-09-17 North Carolina Rec Center, Wilson, North Carolina, United States Pratt knocked out at 1:30 of the first round.
Loss 26-6 United States DaVarryl Williamson KO 7 2011-04-23 California Nokia Theatre L.A. Live, Los Angeles, California, United States Marrone knocked out at 2:30 of the seventh round.
Loss 15-1 United States Darrel Madison UD 10 2010-12-17 Florida American Airlines Arena, Miami, Florida, United States 90-100, 91-99, 92-98.
Win 8-13-1 United States Joseph Rabotte TKO 5 2010-06-19 Florida Deauville Beach Resort, Miami, Florida, United States Referee stopped the bout at 1:49 of the fifth round.
Loss 15-0 Italy Francesco Pianeta TKO 2 2008-05-17 Germany Oberfrankenhalle, Bayreuth, Germany WBC Youth World Heavyweight Title. Referee stopped the bout at 1:23 of the second round.
Win 15-0 United States Malachy Farrell MD 8 2007-04-20 New Jersey Bally's Atlantic City, Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States 78-74, 78-74, 76-76.
Win 17-13-2 United States Jermell Barnes UD 6 2007-02-23 Pennsylvania Catholic Youth Center, Scranton, Pennsylvania, United States 59-55, 58-56, 58-56.
Win 14-5-4 United States Ronald "The Prophet" Bellamy TKO 3 2006-12-09 Florida Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Hollywood, Hollywood, Florida, United States Referee stopped the bout at 2:48 of the third round.
Win 16-8-1 United States Ralph West TKO 3 2006-09-02 California Staples Center, Los Angeles, California, United States Referee stopped the bout at 0:55 of the third round.
Win 7-5-1 United States Dan Whetzel TKO 1 2006-04-28 Connecticut Mohegan Sun Casino, Uncasville, Connecticut, United States Referee stopped the bout at 1:00 of the first round.
Win 10-4 United States Zack Page MD 8 2006-02-24 New York (state) Turning Stone Casino, Verona, New York, United States 74-74, 76-75, 75-74.
Win 12-14-1 United States Curtis "49er" Taylor TKO 1 2005-12-15 Florida Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Hollywood, Hollywood, Florida, United States Referee stopped the bout at 2:06 of the first round.
Win 4-7-1 United States Adam "Golden Dragon" Smith DQ 4 2005-09-24 New Jersey Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States Smith disqualified at 0:45 of the fourth round.
Win 16-6 United States Forrest Neal RTD 3 2005-07-02 Nevada Reno Events Center, Reno, Nevada, United States Neal retired at 3:00 of the third round.
Win 14-24 United States Cliff Nellon KO 1 2005-05-27 Florida Westin Diplomat Resort, Hollywood, Florida, United States Nellon knocked out at 1:11 of the first round.
Win 2-1 Ukraine Andriy "Communist" Ivanov KO 2 2005-04-08 Florida Club Med, Port Saint Lucie, Florida, United States Ivanov knocked out at 0:11 of the second round.
Win 3-4 Puerto Rico Joseph Kenneth Reyes UD 6 2005-01-28 New Jersey Tropicana Hotel & Casino, Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States 59-52, 58-54, 57-55.
Win 2-2 United States James Daniels KO 1 2004-11-11 United States Hilton Washington, Washington, District of Columbia, United States
Win 0-1 United States Stanley Taylor TKO 1 2004-09-30 California Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, United States Referee stopped the bout at 0:54 of the first round.
Win -- United States "Boxing" Mike Johnson TKO 1 2004-08-05 Florida Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Hollywood, Hollywood, Florida, United States Referee stopped the bout at 0:45 of the first round.
Win 1-2-1 United States Michael "The Mayor" Moncrief TKO 1 2004-07-10 Nevada Caesars Tahoe, Stateline, Nevada, United States Referee stopped the bout at 0:23 of the first round.
Win 2-8 United States Rodney Collins TKO 1 2004-06-11 New York (state) Turning Stone Casino, Verona, New York, United States Referee stopped the bout at 2:30 of the first round.
Win 1-8 United States Tracy Williams TKO 2 2004-03-26 Florida Miccosukee, Miami, Florida, United States

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