Alessandro Mazzinghi

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Alessandro Mazzinghi
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Sandro Mazzinghi
Statistics
Nickname(s) Sandro
Nationality Italian
Born (1938-10-03) 3 October 1938 (age 77)
Pontedera, Italy
Boxing record
Wins 64
Wins by KO 42
Losses 3
Draws 0
No contests 2

Alessandro "Sandro" Mazzinghi (born 3 October 1938) is an Italian former professional boxer.

Biography[edit]

In 1961 Mazzinghi won the Military World Championships. The same year he turned professional, following his elder brother Guido. He eventually became a European and World Champion, and had a record of 64–3–0–2 (42 KOs). Of these matches, five were valid for the European title and 8 for the World title. On 7 September 1963 he won a world middleweight title, defeating the American Ralph Dupas by a ninth round technical knockout in Milan.[1] In December of the same year, a rematch took place in Sydney, Australia, and Mazzinghi won again by knockout.

He remained world champion until 1965, a year in which he suffered a terrible accident. The boxer remained in critical conditions for some days, with a skull fracture that would condition his career in the following years. Mazzinghi came back on the ring to defend his title in Genoa, Italy, against Tony Montano (knockout in the 12th round) and in Rome, against Fortunato Manca (winning by decision in 15 rounds).

On 18 June 1965 Mazzinghi faced Nino Benvenuti and lost by knockout in the sith round. In their rematch, Mazzinghi barely escaped an early round knockout when he was floored – unable to rise in time he was saved by the bell. He rebounded from that close call to give Benvenuti a hard fight, but Benvenuti won by decision.

Mazzinghi started again and gained the Superwelter European crown in Rome, Italy, on 17 June 1966 defeating Yoland Leveque; he defended his title four times.

On 26 May 1968 Mazzinghi faced the Korean Ki-Soo Kim, in "San Siro" Stadium, Milan, Italy, and won, becoming the Superwelter World Champion.

On 25 October he fought against American Freddie Little, but was disqualified by the referee for an illegal blow; this decision was revoked and the result of the match was changed to a "no contest". A few days later, the Italian Boxing Federation took away the title from Mazzinghi, after the WBA wouldn't.[2]

In 1970 he left boxing for six years, and would make a comeback from 1976 to 1979. He retired in 1979.

Matches[edit]

Amateur matches
Match Opponent W/L Result
Kluj (6 October 1959) Marin W k.o. 3rd round
Fort Dix (1961) Martinez W k.o. 1st round
Fort Dix (1961) Dietel W pts.
Fort Dix (1961) Harrison W k.o. 1st round
Belgrade (1961) Alipijev W pts.
Belgrade (1961) Schichta W injury 3rd round
Pro matches
Match Title Opponent W/L Result
Florence (15 September 1961) - S. Gagliardi W k.o. 2nd round
Florence (20 October 1961) - M. Della Corte W pts. (6 rounds)
Rome (9 November 1961) - R. Ravasi W abandonment 3rd round
Florence (15 December 1961) - G. Cavalieri W k.o. 2nd round
Bologna (26 December 1961) - F. Pondrelli W abandonment 2nd round
Bologna (4 November 1962) - G. Paulon W tko 3rd round
Rome (19 January 1962) - C. Buniva W pts. (6 rounds)
Bologna (5 December 1962) - B. Hamida W abandonment 3rd round
Milan (16 February 1962) - N. Maric W pts. (6 rounds)
Florence (23 February 1962) - G Moll W tko 5th round
Florence (23 March 1962) - M. seba W tko 5th round
Bologna (2 April 1962) - T. Schall W k.o. 4th round
Prato (6 June 1962) - C. Canu W tko 4th round
Florence (20 June 1962) - J. Caileau W pts. (8 rounds)
S. Vincent (30 June 1962) - P. Cottino W k.o. 3rd round
Florence (18 July 1962) - C. Cassem W k.o. 1st round
Rome (27 July 1962) - G. Melis L pts. (8 rounds)
San Remo (19 August 1962) - F. Bettini W pts. (8 rounds)
Bologna (24 September 1962) - D. Leullier W pts. (8 rounds)
Paris (15 October 1962) - C. Attali W tko 1st round
Milan (9 November 1962) - F. Bettini W pts. (8 rounds)
Rome (14 December 1962) - F. Fiori W pts. (8 rounds)
Paris (28 January 1963) - H. Annex W tko 9th round
Florence (1 March 1963) - J. N'Gan W k.o. 4th round
Milan (8 March 1963) - R. Randell W k.o. 4th round
Rome (5 April 1963) - T. Montano W pts. (10 rounds)
Milan (5 May 1963) - D. Fullmer W tko 8th round
Milan (7 June 1963) - W. Greaves W k.o. 5th round
Pontedera (13 July 1963) - M. Sahib W tko 8th round
Milan (7 September 1963) W.C. Ralph Dupas W tko 9th round
Sydney-(2 December 1963) C.M. Ralph Dupas W tko 13th round
Milan (Aprile 12, 1964) - H. Morales W tko 3rd round
Rome (24 April 1964) - C. Austin W abandonment 9th round
Turin (26 June 1964) - C. Austin W Disq. 7th round
Terracina (14 August 1964) - C. Mott W k.o. 5th round
Genoa, (6 October 1964) W.C. Tony Montano W tko 12th round
Rome (6 November 1964) - G. Ortega W abandonment 7th round
Rome (11 November 1964) W.C. Fortunato Manca W pts. (15 rounds)
Milan (23 November 1965) - I. Logart W injury 5th round
Rome (2 April 1965) - I. Logart W pts. (10 rounds)
Genoa (30 April 1965) - M. Ferguson W k.o. 3rd round
Milan (18 June 1965) W.C. Nino Benvenuti L k.o. 6th round
Turin (15 October 1965) - O. Mirando W abandonment 5th round
Rome (17 December 1965) W.C. Nino Benvenuti L pts. (15 rounds)
Bologna (11 February 1966) - J. Shelton W tko 5th round
Rome (1 April 1966) - S. Cliff W abandonment 4th round
Turin (6 May 1966) - H. Dixon W tko 2nd round
Rome (17 June 1966) E.C. Yoland Leveque W k.o. 12th round
Teramo (14 October 1966) - T. Noriega W pts. (10 rounds)
Stockholm (11 November 1966) E.C. Bo Hogberg W tko 14th round
Milan (3 February 1967) E.C. Jean Rolland W tko 10th round
Rome (7 April 1967) - H. Aldridge W pts. (10 rounds)
Rome (14 July 1967) - G. Brennam W pts. (10 rounds)
Milan (9 September 1967) E.C. Wally Swift W injury 6th round
Rome (1 December 1967) E.C. Joseph Gonzales W k.o. 4th round
Rome (9 February 1968) - A. Hernandez W tko 4th round
Rome (5 April 1968) - B. Cassidy W tko 4th round
Milan (26 May 1968) W.C. Kim Soo Ki W pts. (15 rounds)
Florence (14 September 1968) - L. Campbell W pts. (10 rounds)
Rome (25 October 1968) W.C. Freed Lyttle N.C. pts. (8 rounds)
Rome (28 March 1969) - W. Hurst W pts. (8 rounds)
Las Vegas (18 December 1969) - C. Hernandez W k.o. 2nd round
Bologna (18 April 1970) - H. Scott W pts. (10 rounds)
Milan (13 August 1970) - H. Richarson W k.o. 5th round
Milan (19 September 1970) - E. Pace P. W pts. (10 rounds)
Bologna (31 October 1970) - W. Warren W k.o. 8th round

W.C. = World Championship
E.C. = European Championship

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dupas To Risk Title In Milan". Milwaukee Sentinel. 23 July 1963. 
  2. ^ "Nevada Quites World BA Over Little". The Spokesman-Review. 21 November 1968. 

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Preceded by
Ralph Dupas
World Light Middleweight Champion
7 Sep 1963 – 18 June 1965
Succeeded by
Nino Benvenuti
Preceded by
Ki-Soo Kim
World Light Middleweight Champion
26 May 1968– Nov 1968
Stripped
Succeeded by
Freddie Little