|Real name||Rocco Gattellari|
|Rated at||51 kg (8 st 0 lb)|
|Height||160 cm (5 ft 3 in)|
6 September 1941 |
Oppido Mamertina, Italy
|Wins by KO||12|
Rocco "Rocky" Gattellari (born 6 September 1941) is an Australian former boxer, Olympian, political candidate and businessman.
Gattellari was selected in the Australian team for the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome, Italy. He defeated Abdelkader Belghiti from Morocco before losing to eventual gold medalist Gyula Török from Hungary.
On 2 December 1965 he contested the WBC flyweight world title, losing to Salvatore Burruni in the 13th round. On 11 December 1967 Gattellari fought Lionel Rose for the Australian bantamweight title, losing by a knockout in the 13th round. He retired in 1968.
Gattellari retired with a professional record of 21 wins (12 by knockout), three losses (all knockouts) and one draw.
Gattellari contested the New South Wales state election, 1995 as a Liberal candidate for Cabramatta. He was defeated by Labor incumbent Reba Meagher. Meagher sought an apprehended violence order against Gattellari when he used colourful language to describe his intention to defeat her.
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