Rocky Mattioli

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Rocky Mattioli (born Rocco Mattioli, 20 September 1953) an Italian-Australian former boxer at junior middleweight, and former world champion.

Rocky was the 2004 Inductee for the Australian National Boxing Hall of Fame Moderns category.

Career[edit]

Mattioli was born in Ripa Teatina, near Chieti, in Abruzzo in central Italy. He emigrated to Australia with his family at the age of six and lived in Morwell, Victoria.

He turned professional in 1970 and started training with Italian trainer Arnold Rossi. In 1977, he captured the WBC Light Middleweight Title with a KO over Eckhard Dagge. He defended the title twice before losing it to Maurice Hope in 1979 by TKO. In 1980, he had a rematch with Hope, but again was TKO'd, in the 11th round. He retired in 1982, settling in Milan.

Professional boxing record[edit]

64 Wins (51 knockouts, 13 decisions), 7 Losses (4 knockouts, 3 decisions), 2 Draws[1]
Result Record Opponent Type Round Date Location Notes
Win 65–6–2 United States Pedro Guerrero KO 6 19/08/1982 California Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, United States
Win 64–6–2 Teo Dominguez TKO 3 09/03/1982 Nevada Showboat Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 63–6–2 United States Abraham Lara KO 2 18/02/1982 California Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, United States
Win 62–6–2 Philippines Rudy Barro TKO 2 09/02/1982 Nevada Showboat Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Loss 61–6–2 Luxembourg Clement Tshinza TKO 9 11/06/1981 Lombardy Milan, Italy
Win 61–5–2 United Kingdom Steve Hopkin TKO 9 29/04/1981 Emilia-Romagna Gatteo, Italy
Loss 60–5–2 United Kingdom Maurice Hope TKO 11 12/07/1980 England Wembley Conference Centre, Wembley, London, United Kingdom For WBC light middleweight title
Win 60–4–2 United States Rafael Rodriguez KO 8 30/05/1980 Lazio Rome, Italy
Win 59–4–2 United States Jamie Thomas KO 2 02/05/1980 Lazio Rome, Italy
Win 58–4–2 United States Jesse Carter KO 1 21/03/1980 Emilia-Romagna Bologna, Italy
Win 57–4–2 United States Pat Murphy KO 2 14/12/1979 Lombardy Milan, Italy
Win 56–4–2 Bermuda Roy Johnson KO 4 23/11/1979 Friuli-Venezia Giulia Pordenone, Italy
Win 55–4–2 United States Leon McCallum TKO 5 12/10/1979 Lazio Rome, Italy
Loss 54–4–2 United Kingdom Maurice Hope TKO 9 04/03/1979 Liguria Teatro Ariston, Sanremo, Italy Lost WBC light middleweight title
Win 54–3–2 United States Freddie Boynton TKO 7 29/09/1978 Lombardy Milan, Italy
Win 53–3–2 Spain Jose Manuel Duran KO 5 14/05/1978 Abruzzo Stadio Adriatico, Pescara, Italy Retained WBC light middleweight title
Win 52–3–2 The Bahamas Elisha Obed KO 7 11/03/1978 Victoria (Australia) Kooyong Tennis Stadium, Melbourne, Australia Retained WBC light middleweight title
Win 51–3–2 United States Jose Rodriguez UD 10 21/01/1978 Nevada Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 50–3–2 United Kingdom Larry Paul PTS 10 02/12/1977 Lombardy Milan, Italy
Win 49–3–2 Germany Eckhard Dagge KO 5 06/08/1977 Germany Deutschlandhalle, Charlottenburg, Germany Won WBC light middleweight title
Win 48–3–2 United States Angel Jose Ortiz KO 3 18/06/1977 Lazio Palazzetto dello Sport, Rome, Italy
Win 47–3–2 Venezuela Arnoldo Olivares TKO 5 27/02/1977 Emilia-Romagna Bellaria, Italy
Win 46–3–2 United Kingdom Trevor Francis TKO 6 28/01/1977 Emilia-Romagna Faenza, Italy
Win 45–3–2 United States Alfonso Hayman KO 10 03/12/1976 Lombardy Milan, Italy
Win 44–3–2 United States Ralph Palladin TKO 7 22/10/1976 Emilia-Romagna Bologna, Italy
Win 43–3–2 United States Pablo Rodriguez TKO 2 01/10/1976 Lombardy Palazzo dello Sport, Milan, Italy
Win 42–3–2 Mexico Chucho Garcia TKO 6 21/05/1976 Lombardy Milan, Italy
Draw 41–3–2 Italy Bruno Arcari PTS 10 03/04/1976 Lombardy Palazzo dello Sport, Milan, Italy 97-96, 96-96, 97-97.
Win 41–3–1 United States Cubby Jackson UD 10 06/02/1976 Lombardy Milan, Italy 100-94, 100-94, 99-92.
Win 40–3–1 Italy Domenico Di Jorio TKO 6 28/11/1975 Lombardy Palazzo dello Sport, Milan, Italy
Win 39–3–1 Denmark Jørgen Hansen TKO 7 24/10/1975 Lombardy Milan, Italy
Loss 38–3–1 United States Harold Weston PTS 10 19/09/1975 Victoria (Australia) Festival Hall, Melbourne, Australia
Win 38–2–1 Canada Fernand Marcotte TKO 9 22/08/1975 Victoria (Australia) Festival Hall, Melbourne, Australia Referee stopped the bout at 2:40 of the ninth round.
Win 37–2–1 Spain Mimoun Mohatar UD 10 06/06/1975 Lombardy Milan, Italy
Win 36–2–1 Dominican Republic Chris Fernandez KO 4 09/05/1975 Lombardy Palazzo dello Sport, Milan, Italy
Win 35–2–1 United States Billy Backus KO 5 11/04/1975 Victoria (Australia) Festival Hall, Melbourne, Australia
Win 34–2–1 New Zealand Ali Afakasi TKO 12 14/02/1975 Victoria (Australia) Festival Hall, Melbourne, Australia Australasian Welterweight Title.
Win 33–2–1 Venezuela Ray Chavez Guerrero PTS 10 18/10/1974 Victoria (Australia) Festival Hall, Melbourne, Australia
Win 32–2–1 United States Eddie Perkins UD 10 16/08/1974 Victoria (Australia) Festival Hall, Melbourne, Australia 48-45, 49-45, 50-44.
Win 31–2–1 Philippines Dommy Cotacte TKO 4 26/07/1974 Victoria (Australia) Festival Hall, Melbourne, Australia
Win 30–2–1 United States Dave Oropeza TKO 6 25/06/1974 Victoria (Australia) Melbourne Town Hall, Melbourne, Australia
Win 29–2–1 France Jacques van Mellaerts TKO 9 11/05/1974 New Caledonia Une Grande Soiree Stadium, Noumea, New Caledonia Referee stopped the bout at 2:15 of the ninth round.
Win 28–2–1 Mexico Jose Luis Baltazar PTS 10 25/04/1974 Victoria (Australia) Festival Hall, Melbourne, Australia
Win 27–2–1 New Zealand Dennis Enright KO 3 22/03/1974 Victoria (Australia) Festival Hall, Melbourne, Australia
Win 26–2–1 Australia Billy O'Donnell TKO 3 13/03/1974 Victoria (Australia) Iceland Arena, Melbourne, Australia
Win 25–2–1 Venezuela Trevor Francis TKO 8 24/08/1973 Queensland Brisbane, Australia
Win 24–2–1 Tonga Pongi Lee PTS 15 12/07/1973 Victoria (Australia) San Remo Ballroom, Melbourne, Australia Australasian Welterweight Title.
Win 23–2–1 Australia Jeff White KO 12 17/05/1973 Victoria (Australia) San Remo Ballroom, Melbourne, Australia Australian Welterweight Title.
Win 22–2–1 Australia Eric King KO 2 26/04/1973 Victoria (Australia) San Remo Ballroom, Melbourne, Australia
Win 21–2–1 Australia Ted Gray KO 4 19/04/1973 New South Wales Blacktown RSL Club, Sydney, Australia
Win 20–2–1 Fiji Kolaia Bauli TKO 6 17/12/1971 Victoria (Australia) Festival Hall, Melbourne, Australia
Win 19–2–1 Australia Paul Moore SD 10 25/11/1971 Victoria (Australia) Brunswick Metropolitan Cinema, Melbourne, Australia
Loss 18–2–1 Australia Paul Moore SD 10 23/09/1971 Victoria (Australia) Brunswick Cinema International, Melbourne, Australia 47-48, 48-43, 46-47.
Win 18–1–1 Australia Steve Hallcroft TKO 6 30/08/1971 Western Australia Perth, Western Australia, Australia
Win 17–1–1 Fiji Tiger Peni KO 5 26/07/1971 Victoria (Australia) Festival Hall, Melbourne, Australia
Win 16–1–1 New Zealand Sila Nomura PTS 8 28/06/1971 Victoria (Australia) Festival Hall, Melbourne, Australia
Win 15–1–1 New Zealand Steve Ayerst PTS 8 07/06/1971 Victoria (Australia) Festival Hall, Melbourne, Australia
Draw 14–1–1 New Zealand Bill Fatu PTS 8 10/05/1971 Victoria (Australia) Festival Hall, Melbourne, Australia
Win 14–1 Australia Doug Green TKO 3 19/04/1971 Victoria (Australia) Festival Hall, Melbourne, Australia
Win 13–1 Australia Red Durange TKO 4 05/04/1971 Victoria (Australia) Festival Hall, Melbourne, Australia
Win 12–1 Australia Bevan Minnett TKO 4 30/11/1970 Victoria (Australia) Festival Hall, Melbourne, Australia
Win 11–1 Australia George Kencheff TKO 5 09/11/1970 Victoria (Australia) Festival Hall, Melbourne, Australia
Win 10–1 Australia Alby Roberts TKO 5 19/10/1970 Victoria (Australia) Festival Hall, Melbourne, Australia
Win 9–1 Australia Johnny Todd TKO 2 05/10/1970 Victoria (Australia) Festival Hall, Melbourne, Australia
Win 8–1 New Zealand Ray Cannon TKO 3 03/08/1970 Victoria (Australia) Festival Hall, Melbourne, Australia
Win 7–1 Australia Billy Murphy, Jr. PTS 6 06/07/1970 Victoria (Australia) Festival Hall, Melbourne, Australia
Win 6–1 Australia Billy Stewart KO 4 29/05/1970 Victoria (Australia) Morwell, Australia
Loss 5–1 Australia Ricky Day PTS 6 04/05/1970 Victoria (Australia) Festival Hall, Melbourne, Australia
Win 5–0 Australia Bernie Martin TKO 6 23/04/1970 Victoria (Australia) Karma Hall, Morwell, Australia
Win 4–0 Australia Tom Roberts TKO 4 02/04/1970 New South Wales South Sydney Rugby League Club, Sydney, Australia
Win 3–0 Australia Bernie Martin KO 4 23/03/1970 Victoria (Australia) Morwell, Australia
Win 2–0 Australia Glenn Grinsted PTS 4 16/03/1970 Victoria (Australia) Festival Hall, Melbourne, Australia
Win 1–0 Australia Tony Salta KO 2 09/03/1970 Victoria (Australia) Festival Hall, Melbourne, Australia

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Marvin Camel". BoxRec.

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Eckhard Dagge
WBC Light Middleweight boxing champion
8 Jun 1977 – 4 Mar 1979
Succeeded by
Maurice Hope