Silvio Branco

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Silvio Branco (born 26 August 1966 in Civitavecchia, Italy) is a professional boxer (184 cm height) in the cruiserweight (200 lb) division. His record is 59-9-2 (36 KOs).

Career[edit]

1992 he was outpointed by undefeated southpaw Agostino Cardamone for the Italian middleweight title. When Cardamone vacated he could win the vacant crown later. He challenged undefeated Richie Woodhall for the European title but was taken apart and KOd. 1996 he beat respected contender Thomas Tate and won hereby the lightly regarded WBU middleweight title. He faced Cardamone twice more and lost both fights.

One division higher he controversially outpointed Glen Johnson and upset Robin Reid in England. He got a super middleweight IBF title fight but lost a lopsided decision against Sven Ottke.

He went up agan in 2003 and lost a bid for the vacant European light heavy title against southpaw Stipe Drviš. Later the same year Mehdi Sahnoune who had won the vacant WBA title looked for an easy challenger and was sensationally KOd by Branco. He lost the title 2004 in his very next fight against veteran Fabrice Tiozzo and also lost a second European title bid to Thomas Ulrich by KO.

He defeated Puero Rican puncher Manny Siaca on Thursday 27 July 2006 to win the WBA interim light-heavyweight championship. When Tiozzo laid down his title on 19 October 2006, Silvio Branco became again the full WBA world champion. He lost this title on 28 April 2007 once more against the Croatian boxer Stipe Drviš. Branco lost to WBC light heavyweight champion Jean Pascal in Montreal on 25 September 2009.

Professional boxing record[edit]

62 Wins (37 knockouts, 25 decisions), 10 Losses (4 knockouts, 6 decisions), 2 Draws [1]
Result Record Opponent Type Round Date Location Notes
Win 6-38 Latvia Jevgenijs "Lucky" Andrejevs UD 6 08/07/2011 Italy Civitanova Marche, Italy
Win 39-6-2 Italy Vincenzo Rossitto UD 12 27/11/2010 Italy Civitavecchia, Italy WBC International Cruiserweight Title. 116-112, 115-114, 117-112.
Win 24-5 Hungary Laszlo Hubert TKO 4 05/02/2010 Italy Fuscaldo, Italy WBC International Cruiserweight Title. Referee stopped the bout at 2:59 of the fourth round.
Loss 23-1 Canada Jean Pascal TKO 10 25/09/2009 Canada Montreal, Quebec, Canada WBC World Light Heavyweight Title. Referee stopped the bout at 2:19 of the tenth round.
Win 10-14-7 Hungary Zoltan Kallai TKO 4 20/06/2009 Italy Cesano, Italy
Win 9-19-3 Hungary Roland Horvath TKO 3 10/04/2009 Italy Casoria, Italy
Win 10-8 France Abdelkader Benzinia UD 6 19/04/2008 Romania Bucharest, Romania
Win 47-10-1 Brazil Peter Venancio TD 9 19/10/2007 Germany Neukoeln, Berlin, Germany WBC International/Latino Light Heavyweight Titles. 89-81, 88-82, 88-82.
Loss 31-1 Croatia Stipe "Spiderman" Drews UD 12 28/04/2007 Germany Oberhausen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany WBA World Light Heavyweight Title. 113-116, 112-116, 113-115.
Win 20-5 Puerto Rico Manny Siaca UD 12 27/07/2006 Italy Velodromo Vigorelli, Milan, Lombardia, Italy WBA interim World Light Heavyweight Title. 119-109, 119-109, 119-109.
Win 6-11 Czech Republic Radek Seman TKO 4 16/12/2005 Italy Milan, Italy
Win 8-0 Serbia Drago "Dragon" Janjusevic TKO 6 17/06/2005 Italy Milan, Italy
Win 17-24-1 Hungary Zoltan "Babyface" Beres TKO 4 20/05/2005 Italy Santa Marinella, Italy Referee stopped the bout at 2:03 of the fourth round.
Win 15-1-1 Republic of Macedonia Sasha Mitreski TKO 5 21/12/2004 Italy Sabaudia, Italy WBA Intercontinental Light Heavyweight Title. Referee stopped the bout at 2:12 of the fifth round.
Win 17-15-1 Algeria Ramdane Serdjane PTS 10 05/10/2004 Italy Civitavecchia, Italy
Loss 26-1 Germany Thomas Ulrich KO 11 17/07/2004 Germany Zwickau, Saxony, Germany EBU Light Heavyweight Title. Branco knocked out at 0:51 of the 11th round.
Loss 45-2 France Fabrice Tiozzo MD 12 20/03/2004 France Lyon, Rhône, France WBA World Light Heavyweight Title. 112-114, 112-114, 113-113.
Win 24-0 France Mehdi Sahnoune TKO 11 10/10/2003 France Palais des Sports de Marseille, Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône, France WBA World Light Heavyweight Title.
Win 14-10-2 Argentina Raul Esteban Barreto TKO 5 22/07/2003 Italy Pavia, Italy
Win 13-18-1 Serbia Zoltan "Babyface" Beres TKO 5 31/05/2003 Italy Civitavecchia, Italy
Loss 22-0 Croatia Stipe "Spiderman" Drews UD 12 08/02/2003 Germany Neukoeln, Berlin, Germany EBU Light Heavyweight Title. 114-115, 111-117, 112-116.
Win 4-25-1 Slovakia Anton Lascek KO 1 24/11/2002 Croatia Rijeka, Croatia
Win 12-6-1 Algeria Ramdane Serdjane PTS 6 13/04/2002 Italy Campione d'Italia, Italy
Win 11-4-1 Germany Juergen "The Rock" Hartenstein KO 1 09/02/2002 Italy Civitavecchia, Italy IBF Intercontinental Light Heavyweight Title.
Win 12-0 France Julien Chamayou PTS 6 17/11/2001 Italy Civitavecchia, Italy
Win 10-1 France Yohan Gimenez PTS 6 20/10/2001 Italy Trieste, Italy
Win 13-2-1 France Didier Poujol KO 1 28/04/2001 Italy Civitavecchia, Italy
Loss 20-0 Germany Sven "Phantom" Ottke UD 12 16/12/2000 Germany Karlsruhe, Baden-Württemberg, Germany IBF World Super Middleweight Title. 111-117, 111-117, 112-116.
Win 26-2-1 United Kingdom Robin Reid UD 12 24/06/2000 Scotland Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom WBU World Super Middleweight Title. 115-111, 118-109, 117-110.
Win 36-5 Jamaica Glen "Road Warrior" Johnson UD 12 15/04/2000 Italy Padua, Italy WBU World Super Middleweight Title. 236-226, 238-221, 237-222.
Win 19-8-1 Brazil Marco Antonio Duarte UD 6 20/11/1999 Italy Sabaudia, Italy
Win 17-8-3 United States Patrick Swann PTS 6 26/06/1999 Italy Benevento, Italy
Win 26-44-1 United States Anthony "Poison" Ivory PTS 8 15/05/1999 Italy Capo d'Orlando, Italy
Loss 32-2 Italy Agostino Cardamone UD 12 27/03/1999 Italy Civitavecchia, Italy WBU World Middleweight Title. 111-116, 113-114, 111-116.
Loss 31-2 Italy Agostino Cardamone KO 10 18/12/1998 Italy Brindisi, Italy WBU World Middleweight Title.
Win 27-10-2 Guyana Anthony Andrews TKO 8 22/08/1998 Italy Calatafimi, Italy WBU World Middleweight Title.
Win 26-2 Brazil Rogerio Cacciatore UD 12 27/06/1998 Italy Messina, Italy WBU World Middleweight Title. 119-109, 120-108, 120-107.
Win 16-3 United States Darren "Checkmate" Maciunski UD 12 17/12/1997 Italy Calatafimi, Italy WBU World Middleweight Title. 119-109, 120-110, 120-108.
Win 19-4-2 Argentina Gustavo Francisco Freda TKO 6 28/08/1997 Italy Civitavecchia, Italy WBU World Middleweight Title. Referee stopped the bout at 2:05 of the sixth round.
Win 46-11-5 Argentina Ricardo Raul Nunez TKO 10 12/06/1997 Italy Giulianova, Italy WBU World Middleweight Title. Referee stopped the bout at 1:09 of the tenth round.
Win 26-6-1 United States Verno Phillips UD 12 13/02/1997 Italy Civitavecchia, Italy WBU World Middleweight Title. 116-112, 114-113, 117-112.
Win 30-4 United States Thomas "Ice Tea" Tate UD 12 12/09/1996 Italy Civitavecchia, Italy WBU World Middleweight Title. 115-112, 119-108, 116-111.
Win 0-19-1 Hungary Csaba Olah TKO 4 08/08/1996 Italy San Mango d'Aquino, Italy
Draw 22-1-3 United States Rodney Toney PTS 12 02/05/1996 Italy Civitavecchia, Italy WBU World Super Middleweight Title. 115-113, 115-115, 110-118.
Win 19-11 Hungary Jozsef Zoltan Nagy KO 1 20/01/1996 Italy Marsala, Italy
Win 35-5-4 Argentina Luis Dionisio Barrera TKO 12 30/11/1995 Italy Frosinone, Italy IBF Intercontinental Middleweight Title.
Win 12-4 Russia "Czar" Alexander Zaitsev PTS 12 02/08/1995 Italy Erice, Italy IBF Intercontinental Middleweight Title.
Loss 18-0 United Kingdom Richie Woodhall TKO 9 22/02/1995 United Kingdom Telford, Shropshire, United Kingdom EBU Middleweight Title.
Win 62-10-5 Argentina Miguel Angel Arroyo PTS 12 14/10/1994 Argentina Tandil, Buenos Aires, Argentina WBC International Middleweight Title.
Win 10-0-1 Italy Ivano Biagi KO 1 29/06/1994 Italy Follonica, Italy Italy Middleweight Title.
Win 20-2-2 Italy Stefano Pompilio KO 1 05/03/1994 Italy Grosseto, Italy Italy Middleweight Title.
Win 31-7-1 Italy Giovanni De Marco TKO 3 29/12/1993 Italy Capo d'Orlando, Italy Italy Middleweight Title.
Win 10-3 Italy Luigi De Cicilia TKO 3 20/08/1993 Italy Civitavecchia, Italy Italy Middleweight Title.
Win 16-22-1 United Kingdom Horace Fleary PTS 6 16/04/1993 Italy Rome, Italy
Win 9-6-1 France Patrice Cord'Homme PTS 6 20/01/1993 France Avoriaz, Haute-Savoie, France
Win 3-35-1 Mexico Tomas Negro Garcia KO 1 25/09/1992 Italy Voghera, Italy
Loss 15-0 Italy Agostino Cardamone PTS 12 01/02/1992 Italy Civitavecchia, Italy Italy Middleweight Title.
Win 12-53 United States Larry "Cable Guy" McCall KO 1 21/11/1991 Italy Perugia, Italy
Win 0-1 Austria Erich Ecker KO 2 05/07/1991 Italy Civitavecchia, Italy
Win 27-29-1 United Kingdom Ian Chantler KO 2 15/05/1991 Italy Montichiari, Italy
Win 5-3 United Kingdom Ray Webb PTS 8 27/03/1991 Italy Mestre, Italy
Win 8-11 Uganda Samuel Isiko KO 2 16/11/1990 Italy Piove di Sacco, Italy
Win 9-16-2 Belgium Eric Taton KO 2 15/10/1990 Italy Milan, Italy
Win 2-13-1 Tunisia Abdel Bejaoui KO 3 25/05/1990 Tunisia Tunis, Tunisia
Win 2-2 Democratic Republic of the Congo Libema Nzua PTS 6 29/01/1990 Italy Milan, Italy
Draw 16-14-3 Ghana Judas Clottey PTS 8 09/12/1989 Italy Teramo, Italy
Win 11-22-2 Belgium Bechir Chaarane KO 2 14/10/1989 Italy Catanzaro, Italy
Win 11-20-3 Belgium Jimmy Gourad KO 3 21/07/1989 Italy Tarquinia, Italy
Win 9-5-1 United Kingdom Young Gully KO 2 10/06/1989 Italy Civitavecchia, Italy
Win 0-1 Alfredo Reyes KO 1 25/05/1989 Italy Rozzano, Italy
Win 5-6 France Patrick Delacourt KO 1 14/04/1989 Italy Milan, Italy
Win 3-2-1 Albania Xhafer Vishaj PTS 6 30/12/1988 Italy Civitavecchia, Italy
Win 14-33-7 Italy Piero Spadaccini KO 6 15/09/1988 Italy Milan, Italy
Win 3-2-2 Belgium Philip Houthoofdt KO 5 14/07/1988 Italy Milan, Italy

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Achievements
Preceded by
Mehdi Sahnoune
WBA Light Heavyweight Champion
10 October 2003 – 20 March 2004
Regular title from 8 November 2003
Succeeded by
Fabrice Tiozzo
Preceded by
Fabrice Tiozzo
Retired
WBA Light heavyweight Champion
27 July 2006 – 28 April 2007
Interim title until 19 October 2006
Succeeded by
Stipe Drviš
Titles in pretence
Vacant
Title last held by
Dana Rosenblatt
World Middleweight Champion
WBU recognition

12 September 1996 - 18 December 1998
Succeeded by
Agostino Cardamone