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