Vinnie Curto

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Vinnie Curto
Statistics
Real name Vincent Joseph Curto
Rated at Super Middleweight
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Reach 70 in (178 cm)
Nationality United States American
Born (1955-07-10) July 10, 1955 (age 61)
East Boston, Massachusetts
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 76
Wins 62
Wins by KO 26
Losses 10
Draws 3

Vinnie Curto (born July 10, 1955 in East Boston) is a retired American professional boxer in the Super Middleweight division. Curto was managed by actor Sylvester Stallone and trained by Angelo Dundee.[1]

Boxing career[edit]

IBF Super Middleweight Championship[edit]

Curto lost twice to IBF Champion Chong-Pal Park. The first bout was a very disputed decision in South Korea and then a stoppage loss with just seconds left.[2]

WBF Super Cruiserweight Championship[edit]

On September 20, 1996, Curto won the World Boxing Federation Super Cruiserweight Title in Lincoln, Nebraska.[3]

Acting career[edit]

Curto has made various film and television appearances. He made his on-screen debut on November 9, 1984, when he appeared on the first season of Miami Vice in Episode 7 entitled No Exit. He played a bodyguard for Tony Amato, played by Bruce Willis.

Personal[edit]

Curto was born to a couple who allegedly were both homosexual; his father was also allegedly an alcoholic who abused Curto sexually.[4]

Professional boxing record[edit]

62 Wins (26 knockouts), 10 Losses (3 knockouts), 3 Draws, 1 No Contest[5]
Res. Record Opponent Type Rd., Time Date Location Notes
Win 62-10-3 United States Jimmy Haynes PTS 12,12 1996-09-20 United States Lincoln, Nebraska, United States Won WBF Super Cruiserweight Title
Win 61-10-3 United States Lamont Ware TKO 2,6 1996-07-14 United States Lady Luck Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 60-10-3 United States Torman Doaks TKO 5,10 1996-05-16 United States Lady Luck Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Loss 59-10-3 United States Ernie Valentine PTS 5,5 1995-07-09 United States Boise, Idaho, United States
Win 59-9-3 United States Alphonso O'Hara TKO 2,4 1994-11-22 United States Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
Win 58-9-3 United States Tyrone Bledsoe PTS 4,4 1994-11-12 United States Greensburg, Indiana, United States
No Contest 57-9-3 Cuba Ali Sanchez NC 2 1991-05-17 United States Reseda, California, United States Double disqualification as Curto attacked Sanchez during a low blow timeout and uncontrolled melee followed.
Loss 57-9-3 United States Al Houck TKO 1 1988-11-23 United States Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States
Loss 57-8-3 United States Glenn Kennedy KO 7,12 1987-04-20 United States Santa Monica, California, United States For USA California State Light Heavyweight Title
Loss 57-7-3 South Korea Chong-Pal Park KO 15,15 1986-04-11 United States Los Angeles, California, United States For IBF Super Middleweight Title
Win 57-6-3 United States Maurice Moore UD 10,10 1985-12-26 United States Miami Beach, Florida, United States
Win 56-6-3 United States Maurice Moore TKO 8,10 1985-11-22 United States Miami Beach, Florida, United States
Win 55-6-3 Puerto Rico Miguel Rosa TKO 9,10 1985-08-31 United States Old Orchard Beach, Maine, United States
Loss 54-6-3 South Korea Chong-Pal Park UD 15,15 1985-06-30 South Korea Seoul, South Korea For IBF Super Middleweight Title
Win 54-5-3 United States Mark Frazie PTS 12,12 1984-08-25 United States Miami, Florida, United States Won WBC Continental Americas Light Heavyweight Title
Win 53-5-3 United States Clinton Longmire TKO 6,10 1984-05-23 United States Revere, Massachusetts, United States
Win 52-5-3 Mexico Zovek Barajas TKO 6,10 1983-03-22 United States Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Win 51-5-3 United States Jeff McCall PTS 10,10 1982-10-30 United States Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 50-5-3 United States Hector Negrete UD 10,10 1982-09-09 United States Sahara Tahoe Hotel, Stateline, Nevada, United States
Win 49-5-3 Trinidad and Tobago Carlos Marks TKO 4,10 1982-06-01 United States Cranston, Rhode Island, United States Marks was stopped on cuts.
Win 48-5-3 United States Pablo Rodriguez PTS 10,10 1982-04-20 United States Cranston, Rhode Island, United States
Win 47-5-3 United States Bob Patterson UD 10,10 1982-04-09 United States Springfield, Massachusetts, United States
Win 46-5-3 United States Teddy Mann UD 10,10 1981-06-25 United States Boston Garden, Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Win 45-5-3 United States Roger Phillips TKO 2,10 1981-03-06 United States Portland, Maine, United States
Win 44-5-3 United States Bennie Briscoe PTS 10,10 1980-12-15 United States Hynes Convention Center, Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Win 43-5-3 United States Danny Heath TKO 9,10 1980-05-29 United States Revere, Massachusetts, United States
Win 42-5-3 United States Donnie Bickford UD 10,10 1980-05-29 United States Revere, Massachusetts, United States
Win 41-5-3 Canada Rick Zarbatany TKO 5,10 1980-03-11 United States Miami, Florida, United States
Win 40-5-3 Canada Kelly Anderson KO 3,10 1980-01-20 Canada Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
Win 39-5-3 Canada Eddie Melo UD 10,10 1979-11-06 Canada Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Win 38-5-3 United States Marciano Bernardi UD 8,8 1979-10-02 Canada Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Win 37-5-3 United States Dennis Waters TKO 2,8 1979-08-21 Canada Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Win 36-5-3 Canada Jean-Yves Fillion PTS 10,10 1979-07-29 Canada Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Win 35-5-3 United States Bill Ramsey KO 5 1979-07-17 Canada Dolbeau, Quebec, Canada
Win 34-5-3 Canada Ralph Hollett UD 8,8 1979-06-26 Canada Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Win 33-5-3 United States Bud Ramsey KO 5 1979-05-10 Canada Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Win 32-5-3 United States Tony Daniels KO 1,10 1979-04-30 Canada Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Win 31-5-3 United States Roscoe Bell KO 4,10 1979-02-19 United States Sunrise, Florida, United States
Win 30-5-3 United States Tommy Ellis PTS 8,8 1978-12-05 United States Miami Beach, Florida, United States
Win 29-5-3 United States Tony Daniels KO 2 1978-06-27 Canada Paul Sauvé Arena, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Draw 28-5-3 United States Willie Classen PTS 10,10 1978-04-27 United States Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, United States
Win 28-5-2 United States Bob Payton UD 10,10 1978-03-07 United States Upper Darby, Pennsylvania, United States
Win 27-5-2 United States Joe Houston UD 10,10 1977-08-27 United States Bath, Maine, United States
Loss 26-5-2 United States Tony Chiaverini UD 10,10 1977-06-17 United States Kansas City, Kansas, United States
Win 26-4-2 United States Nat King UD 10,10 1977-05-06 United States Miami, Florida, United States
Win 25-4-2 United States Henry Walker UD 10,10 1977-03-30 United States Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Win 24-4-2 United States DC Walker PTS 10,10 1977-03-12 United States Fitchburg, Massachusetts, United States
Win 23-4-2 United States Dalton Swift TKO 10,10 1977-02-15 United States Hynes Convention Center, Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Win 22-4-2 United States Steven Smith UD 10,10 1977-01-29 United States Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Win 21-4-2 United States Joe Grady TKO 6,10 1976-12-21 United States Hynes Convention Center, Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Loss 20-4-2 United States Gene Wells PTS 10,10 1976-08-17 United States Orlando, Florida, United States
Win 20-3-2 United States Nat King UD 10,10 1976-07-20 United States Miami Beach, Florida, United States
Win 19-3-2 United States Eddie Davis SD 10,10 1976-02-17 United States Orlando, Florida, United States
Draw 18-3-2 United States John Pinney PTS 10,10 1975-09-23 United States Miami Beach, Florida, United States
Loss 18-3-1 Italy Vito Antuofermo UD 10,10 1975-08-08 United States Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Draw 18-2-1 United States Bennie Briscoe PTS 10,10 1975-04-07 United States Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Loss 18-2-0 United States Tony Licata UD 10,10 1975-02-13 United States New Orleans, Louisiana, United States For USBA Middleweight Title
Win 18-1-0 Mexico Chucho Garcia UD 10,10 1974-11-26 United States Miami Beach, Florida, United States
Loss 17-1-0 Colombia Rodrigo Valdéz UD 10,10 1974-10-25 United States Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, United States
Win 17-0-0 Puerto Rico Luis Vinales UD 10,10 1974-05-28 United States Miami Beach, Florida, United States
Win 16-0-0 The Bahamas Baby Boy Rolle PTS 10,10 1974-01-22 United States Miami Beach, Florida, United States
Win 15-0-0 Argentina Carlos Alberto Salinas TKO 7,10 1973-12-18 United States Miami Beach, Florida, United States Main Event
Win 14-0-0 United States Terry Daniels UD 10,10 1973-11-20 United States Miami Beach, Florida, United States
Win 13-0-0 United States Tommy Hicks TKO 8,10 1973-09-18 United States Miami Beach, Florida, United States
Win 12-0-0 United States Nat King UD 10,10 1973-08-28 United States Miami Beach, Florida, United States
Win 11-0-0 United States Dennis Riggs UD 10,10 1973-07-31 United States Miami Beach, Florida, United States
Win 10-0-0 United States Casey Gacic UD 10,10 1973-06-19 United States Miami Beach, Florida, United States First Main Event for Curto
Win 9-0-0 United States Teddy Murray TKO 2,8 1973-05-29 United States Miami Beach, Florida, United States
Win 8-0-0 United States Joe Hooks PTS 8,8 1973-05-01 United States Miami Beach, Florida, United States
Win 7-0-0 United States Guillermo Escalera PTS 8,8 1973-04-10 United States Miami Beach, Florida, United States
Win 6-0-0 United States Bernie Bennett PTS 8,8 1973-04-03 United States Miami Beach, Florida, United States
Win 5-0-0 United States Calvin Hollaman TKO 1,6 1973-03-20 United States Miami Beach, Florida, United States
Win 4-0-0 United States John Henry Jones KO 2,6 1973-03-13 United States Miami Beach, Florida, United States
Win 3-0-0 United States Jimmy Williams PTS 8,8 1973-02-20 United States Miami Beach, Florida, United States
Win 2-0-0 United States David Lee Royster KO 4,6 1973-01-30 United States Miami Beach, Florida, United States
Win 1-0-0 United States Victor Taco Perez TKO 5,6 1972-10-10 United States Miami Beach, Florida, United States

Filmography[edit]

Film credits include:[6]

Year Film Role
1984 Miami Vice Tony's Bodyguard
1988 Frank Nitti: The Enforcer
1989 Amen Windmill Pearson
1989 Quantum Leap Link
1990 Downtown Mr. Lopez
1990 Backstreet Dreams Gus
1991 29th Street Zippers Bad Lungs
1992 Night Rhythms Joseph
1992 Equinox Gangster
1992 Intent to Kill Mooch
1993 No Escape No Return Vice Cop #1
1993 Maniac Cop III: Badge of Silence Kenyon
1994 Bad Blood Will Sharp
1995 Deadly Past Nick
1996 Barb Wire Aide to Pryzer
1996 Unhook the Stars Danny
1998 Walker, Texas Ranger Goon #1
1998 Surface to Air Kurdish Soldier
1998 Logan's War: Bound by Honor Johnny
2002 Stealing Harvard Loach's Friend
2004 Cross Bronx Eddie Fusco
2006 Hitman: Blood Money

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