Roberto Cocco

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Roberto Cocco
Born Roberto Cocco
(1977-05-16) May 16, 1977 (age 41)
Torino, Italy
Other names The Hammer
Nationality Italy Italian
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight 78 kg (172 lb; 12.3 st)
Division Middleweight
Super Middleweight
Light Heavyweight
Style Boxing, Kickboxing
Team Dojo Miura, X1 Boxing Torino
Professional boxing record
Total 37
Wins 20
By knockout 8
Losses 16
By knockout 6
Draws 1
Kickboxing record
Total 119
Wins 86
By knockout 42
Losses 30
Draws 3
Other information
Boxing record from BoxRec
last updated on: July 31, 2018

Roberto Cocco (born May 16, 1977) is an Italian super middleweight Muay Thai kickboxer and boxer, fighting out of Dojo Miura in his home town of Turin, Italy. He is a former three time I.S.K.A. kickboxing world champion and one time World Kickboxing Network (W.K.N.) Thai-boxing world Champion.

Biography / Career[edit]

Roberto started learning martial arts aged six in his home town of Turin. He began with Judo but would soon progress to kickboxing despite initial attempts by his parents to discourage him. Through his teen years he attended several competitions in full contact kickboxing and boxing winning the Italian title at amateur level. In 1995 he started to learn Thai-boxing under coach Marco Franza and would turn pro not long after.[1] In 2001, after picking up a number of victories on the domestic scene or across the border in France, Roberto had his first shot at a major title. He faced Carlos Heredia for the I.S.K.A. world title, winning a decision victory after twelve rounds – something Cocco was not used to, having usually faced opponents over three to five rounds.[2]

As a new world champion, doors opened for Roberto and he found himself in position for more honours; defeating Stephan Mbida to claim the W.P.K.C. intercontinental belt,[3] and then going across to São Paulo, Brazil to unify the I.S.K.A. and U.W.K.F. world titles.[4] Throughout 2003, Cocco would defend his I.S.K.A. belt for the second time and win the W.K.N. world title by defeating Carlos Heredia once again, this time only taking one round as opposed to twelve, in a TKO victory.[5]

In 2003 he signed with the recently created SuperLeague,[6] defeating Foad Sadeghi by knockout in his organizational debut in Vienna. By joining the promotion Roberto would face a much stiffer rate of competition, with many of his rivals European and world champions with plenty of fight experience. He found this out to his cost when he faced Joerie Mes in his next SuperLeague match, losing by KO in the fourth round. Between 2003 and 2006 (when the promoted ceased to exist), Roberto had a losing record with SuperLeague, good wins against Foad Sadeghi and Moises Baptista De Sousa tempered by a number of defeats, finishing with a 2 and 7 record with the promotion. He had some success on other circuits, however, defeating Roberto Castro in 2005 to claim the W.A.K.O. Pro world title.[7]

As SuperLeague folded, Cocco started focusing more on professional boxing defeating former kickboxing rival Alexander Dredhaj on his debut in 2006. He would have a number of boxing bouts in his native Italy, culminating in a fight for the vacant W.B.C. Mediterranean title, losing a decision to Nikola Sjekloca. So far, unable to replicate his success on the kickboxing circuit he would be unsuccessful in his two other boxing title fights to date, losing three fights for the Italian title in 2008 and 2010 (two times).[8] Returning to kickboxing action in Europe, in between boxing, Cocco managed to pick up some good wins, defeating Thomas Hladky and multiple Muaythai world champion Rayen Simson to claim the Kings of Kickboxing Munich title in 2007, but dropping decisions to Yohan Lidon, Jiri Zak and Dmitry Shakuta.

He lost to Yury Bessmertny by TKO due to a cut at Thai Boxe Mania in Turin, Italy on November 24, 2012. Even though the cut was caused by an accidental headbutt, Bessmertny was given the win rather than the bout being made a no contest.[9]

He lost a unanimous decision to Karapet Karapetyan at Glory 7: Milan in Milan, Italy on April 20, 2013.[10][11][12][13]

He became W.K.N. Super Middleweight Oriental Rules Intercontinental Kickboxing Champion, facing Yoann Kongolo at Thai Boxe Mania in Turin, Italy on January 25, 2014, winning by judges split decision.[14][15][16]



  • 2013 W.K.N. Oriental Rules Super Middleweight Intercontinental Title -79.4 kg
  • 2007 "Kings of Kickboxing" Munich preliminary tournament title -75 kg
  • 2005 Kombat League Venezia K-1 rules tournament champion -76 kg
  • 2005 W.A.K.O. Pro Full-Contact middleweight world champion -75 kg
  • 2003 W.K.N. Thai-boxing super welterweight world champion -72.6 kg
  • 2003 I.S.K.A. Full-Contact middleweight world champion -75 kg (2nd title defence)
  • 2002 U.W.K.F. Full-Contact middleweight world title -75 kg
  • 2002 I.S.K.A. Full-Contact middleweight world champion -75 kg (1st title defence)
  • 2002 W.P.K.C. Thai-boxing intercontinental champion -76 kg
  • 2001 I.S.K.A. Full-Contact middleweight world champion -75 kg


Kickboxing record[edit]

Kickboxing record

Legend:   Win   Loss   Draw/No contest   Notes

Boxing record[edit]

16 Wins (6 knockouts, 10 decisions), 12 Losses (5 knockouts, 7 decisions), 1 Draw
Res. Record Opponent Type Rd., Time Date Location Notes
Win 19-23-3 Georgia (country) Giorgi Kandelaki PTS 6 2017-05-20 Italy Bocciodromo Trombetta, Turin, Italy
Win 12-13-1 Serbia Goran Milenković KO 4 (6) 2017-02-11 Italy Bocciodromo Trombetta, Turin, Italy
Win 4-11-0 Serbia Bojan Radović UD 6 2016-11-12 Italy Bocciodromo Trombetta, Turin, Italy
Loss 13-0-2 France Mickael Diallo TKO 4 (6) 2016-07-30 France La Palestre, Le Cannet, France
Loss 9-1-0 Italy Valerio Ranaldi UD 12 2016-04-16 Italy Palavinium, Pomezia, Italy For the Italian Super Middleweight Title.
Win 18-81-4 Romania Mugurel Sebe TKO 3 (6) 2015-11-21 Italy Bocciodromo Trombetta, Turin, Italy
Loss 7-1-0 Italy Roberto Bassi UD 12 2015-05-22 Italy San Benedetto del Tronto, Italy For the Italian Super Middleweight Title.
Loss 16-2-0 Italy Andrea Di Luisa TKO 11 (12), 0:01 2014-12-20 Italy Fabrica di Roma, Italy For the Vacant EBU European Union Super Middleweight Title.
Win 4-2-1 Morocco Yassine Habachi TKO 3 (6) 2014-09-13 Italy Grugliasco, Italy
Loss 10-2-0 Spain Mariano Hilario UD 12 2014-05-31 Spain Teguise, Spain For the EBU European Union Super Middleweight Title.
Win 5-1-0 Croatia Ivan Stupalo UD 6 2014-03-07 Italy Giaveno, Italy
Win 14-12-1 Italy Fabrizio Leone PTS 10 2013-12-01 Italy Trieste, Italy Retains the Italian Super Middleweight Title.
Win 14-1-1 Italy Alessio Furlan SD 10 2013-10-04 Italy Santa Margherita Ligure, Italy Wins the Vacant Italian Super Middleweight Title.
Loss 14-1-1 Italy Massimiliano Buccheri UD 10 2013-06-14 Italy Rome, Italy Lost the Italian Super Middleweight Title.
Win 18-11-4 Italy Luciano Lombardi UD 10 2013-03-08 Italy Monza, Italy Retains the Italian Super Middleweight Title.
Win 7-1-1 Italy Matteo Rossi UD 10 2012-12-28 Italy Turin, Italy Wins the Vacant Italian Super Middleweight Title.
Loss 6-0-0 Germany Robert Woge TKO 7 (8), 2:07 2012-02-25 Germany Porsche Arena, Stuttgart, Germany
Loss 18-0-0 Germany Dustin Dirks TKO 6 (8), 1:29 2011-04-02 Germany Gerry Weber Stadion, Halle, Germany
Loss 11-0-1 Germany Henry Weber UD 8 2010-10-09 Germany Wandsbeck, Hamburg, Germany
Loss 8-0-1 Italy Danilo D'Agata UD 10 2010-07-30 Italy Enna, Italy For the Vacant Italian Light Heavyweight Title.
Draw 8-1-0 Italy Massimiliano Buccheri PTS 6 2010-06-25 Italy Ponte Milvio, Rome, Italy
Loss 7-0-0 Italy Andrea Di Luisa KO 1 (10), 0:41 2010-04-09 Italy Viterbo, Italy For the Vacant Italian Super Middleweight Title.
Loss 9-0-0 Germany Artur Hein UD 8 2009-10-17 Germany Berlin, Germany
Win 8-51-3 Czech Republic Attila Kiss PTS 6 2009-05-09 Italy Rome, Italy
Loss 50-2-10 Denmark Mads Larsen TKO 7 (10), 1:49 2008-12-20 Switzerland Hallenstadion, Zurich, Switzerland
Loss 13-1-0 Senegal Mouhamed Ali Ndiaye UD 10 2008-10-10 Italy Pontedera, Italy For the Vacant Italian Super Middleweight Title.
Win 8-1-0 Albania Vigan Mustafa SD 10 2008-07-25 Italy Pre-Saint Didier, Aosta, Italy
Loss 9-0-0 Montenegro Nikola Sjekloća PTS 12 2008-05-03 Montenegro Budva, Montenegro For the WBC Mediterranean Super Middleweight Title.
Win 5-2-0 Italy Alex Celotto PTS 6 2008-02-23 Italy Adria, Italy Wins the Italian Super Middleweight Pro Cup.
Win 6-1-1 Italy Cristiano Cannas TKO 3 (6), 0:48 2007-11-30 Italy Pezzaze, Italy
Win 2-5-0 Serbia Zoran Plavsić PTS 6 2007-09-14 Italy Ariano nel Polesine, Italy
Win 0-0-0 Montenegro Jovan Rakonjać TKO 2 (6) 2007-07-19 Italy Pre-Saint Didier, Aosta, Italy Jovan Rakonjać debut.
Win 1-3-0 Italy Stefano Votano TKO 5 (6) 2007-06-16 Italy Biella, Italy
Win 5-2-0 Hungary Jeno Markhot TKO 2 (6) 2007-03-31 ItalyLa Cassa Turin, Italy
Win 1-3-2 Hungary Béla Kiss TKO 4 (6) 2006-11-08 Italy Turin, Italy
Win 1-0-0 Albania Alexander Dredhaj SD 6 2006-10-21 Italy Palasport, Casale Monferrato, Italy Boxing debut.

External links[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "INTERVISTA con ROBERTO COCCO (Early career - in Italian)". Retrieved 2011-05-01.
  2. ^ "INTERVISTA con ROBERTO COCCO (I.S.K.A. world title victory - in Italian)". Retrieved 2011-05-01.
  3. ^ "WORLD THAIBOXE RATINGS - WPKC-SWISS (Has Cocco has intercontinental champion - in Italian)". Retrieved 2011-05-01.
  4. ^ "ISKA AMÉRICA DO SUL (Mentions Cocco title fight)". Retrieved 2011-05-01.
  5. ^ "WKN World Champion MAY 2003 (Scroll down to Thai-boxing section - mentions Cocco title fight)". Retrieved 2011-05-01.
  6. ^ "SUPER LEAGUE Fighters - Cocco Roberto". Retrieved 2011-05-01.
  7. ^ "King of King's - MONDIALI DI KICKBOXING (In Italian)". Retrieved 2011-05-01.
  8. ^ "Roberto Cocco - Boxer". Retrieved 2011-05-01.
  9. ^ Thai Boxe Mania Results: Bessmertny, Gogokhia pick up wins
  10. ^ GLORY 7 Milan Fight Card For April 20
  11. ^ GLORY 7 Milan Live Results
  12. ^ GLORY 7 Milan Live Updates
  13. ^ Giorgio Petrosyan Barely Breaks a Sweat against Hafid El Boustati: GLORY 7 Milan Full Results
  14. ^ Thai Boxe Mania set for January 25th in Turin, Italy
  15. ^ Cocco defeats Kongolo taking WKN title in Italy
  16. ^ Results: Thai Boxe Mania 2014
  17. ^ "FIGHT REPORT". Retrieved 2011-05-01.