Gianfranco Rosi (boxer)

Gianfranco Rosi (born 5 August 1957) retired Italian boxer who was a two-time world champion in the light-middleweight division.

Italian boxer
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Rosi turned pro in 1979 and won the WBC light-middleweight title in 1987 by decisioning Lupe Aquino. He lost the belt in 1988 when he was dominated by Donald Curry. Rosi was down once in 2nd, 4th and 8th and down twice in 7th, failing to answer the bell starting the 10th round.

In 1989 he won the IBF light-middleweight title by outpointing the undefeated Darrin Van Horn. He went on to successfully defend the title an impressive 11 times. In 1994 he had a technical draw against Vincent Pettway, and in the rematch later that year Pettway KO’d Rosi, ending his long reign.

In 1995 he took on WBO light-middleweight title holder Verno Phillips and won a decision, but Rosi failed a drug test and Phillips was reinstated as champion. The result of the bout was changed to a No Contest. In 1997 he lost a rematch to Phillips and retired.

In 2003 he came out of retirement, and finally retired in 2006 at the age of 49 with a pro record of 62 wins (18 KOs), 6 losses, and 1 draw.

Rosi had a record of 94 wins – 2 losses – 4 draws.

Highlights:

  • 1976 Italian Light-Welterweight Champion
  • 1977 Italian Welterweight Champion

Professional record summary
70 fights 62 wins 6 losses
By knockout 18 5
By decision 41 1
By disqualification 3 0
Draws 1
No contests 1
No. Result Record Opponent Type Round, time Date Location Notes
70 Loss 62–6–1 (1) Robert Roselia KO 11 (12) 20 Oct 2006 Palasport, San Marino For vacant IBF Inter-Continental Middleweight title
69 Win 62–5–1 (1) Christophe Karagoz UD 12 29 Apr 2006 ZBC Gym, Budapest, Hungary Retained IBF Mediterranean Middleweight title
68 Win 61–5–1 (1) Sylvain Gomis UD 12 24 Jun 2005 Sporthall Lang, Budapest, Hungary Retained IBF Mediterranean Middleweight title
67 Win 60–5–1 (1) Peter Zsilak TKO 6 (12) 22 Oct 2004 Belgrade, Serbia Retained IBF Mediterranean Middleweight title
66 Win 59–5–1 (1) Mugurel Sebe UD 8 14 Dec 2003 Rijeka, Croatia Won vacant IBF Mediterranean and East/West European middleweight titles
65 Loss 58–5–1 (1) Verno Phillips MD 12 21 May 1997 Moat House Hotel, Liverpool, United Kingdom For vacant WBU light middleweight title
64 Win 58–4–1 (1) Milko Stoikov PTS 8 29 Jun 1996 Banja Vrujci, Serbia
63 NC 57–4–1 (1) Verno Phillips NC 12 17 May 1995 Palazzetto dello Sport, Perugia, Italy For WBO light-middleweight title
62 Loss 57–4–1 Vincent Pettway KO 4 (12) 17 Sep 1994 MGM Grand Garden Arena, Paradise, Nevada, U.S. Lost IBF light-middleweight title
61 Draw 57–3–1 Vincent Pettway TD 6 (12) 4 Mar 1994 MGM Grand, Paradise, Nevada, U.S. Retained IBF light-middleweight title
60 Win 57–3 Gilbert Dele SD 12 20 Jan 1993 Avoriaz, France Retained IBF light-middleweight title
59 Win 56–3 Gilbert Dele SD 12 11 Jul 1992 Stade Louis II, Fontvieille, Monaco Retained IBF light-middleweight title
58 Win 55–3 Angel Hernandez TKO 6 (12) 9 Apr 1992 Palazzetto dello Sport, Celano, Italy Retained IBF light-middleweight title
57 Win 54–3 Alfredo Ramirez PTS 10 29 Jan 1992 Salemo, Italy
56 Win 53–3 Gilbert Baptist UD 12 21 Nov 1991 Palazzo Dello Sport, Perugia, Italy Retained IBF light-middleweight title
55 Win 52–3 Glenn Wolfe UD 12 13 Jul 1991 Main City Square, Avezzano, Italy Retained IBF light-middleweight title
54 Win 51–3 Ronald Amundsen UD 12 16 Mar 1991 Palasport, Saint-Vincent, Italy Retained IBF light-middleweight title
53 Win 50–3 Rene Jacquot UD 12 30 Nov 1990 Palais de Sports, Marsala, Italy Retained IBF light-middleweight title
52 Win 49–3 Darrin Van Horn UD 12 21 Jul 1990 Palazzo del Ghiaccio, Marino, Italy Retained IBF light-middleweight title
51 Win 48–3 Kevin Daigle TKO 7 (12) 14 Apr 1990 Loew’s Hotel, Monte Carlo, Monaco Retained IBF light-middleweight title
50 Win 47–3 Troy Waters UD 12 27 Oct 1989 Palasport, Saint-Vincent, Italy Retained IBF light-middleweight title
49 Win 46–3 Darrin Van Horn UD 12 15 Jul 1989 Trump Castle, Atlantic City, New Jersey, U.S. Won IBF light-middleweight title
48 Win 45–3 Jake Torrance PTS 8 22 Apr 1989 Perugia, Italy
47 Win 44–3 Darryl Anthony TKO 2 (8) 15 Feb 1989 Vibo Valentia, Italy
46 Loss 43–3 Donald Curry RTD 9 (12) 8 Jul 1988 Portosole, San Remo, Italy Lost WBC light-middleweight title
45 Win 43–2 Duane Thomas TKO 7 (12) 3 Jan 1988 Palazzo Dello Sport, Genoa, Italy Retained WBC light-middleweight title
44 Win 42–2 Lupe Aquino UD 12 2 Oct 1987 Palazzo Dello Sport, Perugia, Italy Won WBC light-middleweight title
43 Win 41–2 Marc Ruocco DQ 5 (12) 27 Jun 1987 Palais des Festivals, Cannes, France Retained European super welterweight title
42 Win 40–2 Emilio Sole KO 2 (12) 6 May 1987 Lucca, Italy Retained European super welterweight title
41 Win 39–2 Chris Pyatt UD 12 28 Jan 1987 Palazzo Dello Sport, Perugia, Italy Won European super welterweight title
40 Win 38–2 Joaquin Velasquez PTS 8 20 Jun 1986 Rio Secco, Italy
39 Win 37–2 Jean-Marie Touati PTS 10 16 May 1986 Gymnase Principiano, Le Cannet, France
38 Win 36–2 Lomami Wa Lomami PTS 8 28 Dec 1985 Terni, Italy
37 Win 35–2 Gaetano Caso KO 8 (12) 23 Nov 1985 Viterbo, Italy Won Italian Welterweight Title
36 Win 34–2 Domenico Ricci KO 3 (8) 11 Oct 1985 Perugia, Italy
35 Win 33–2 Inino Wa Bolamba PTS 8 15 Jun 1985 Spoleto, Italy
34 Loss 32–2 Lloyd Honeyghan KO 3 (12) 5 Jan 1985 Palazzetto dello Sport, Perugia, Italy Lost European Welterweight Title
33 Win 32–1 Martin Rojas PTS 10 17 Nov 1984 Riva del Garda, Italy
32 Win 31–1 Perico Fernandez UD 12 7 Jul 1984 Perugia, Italy Won vacant European welterweight title
31 Win 30–1 Yvon Segor PTS 8 18 May 1984 Palais des sports, Cannes, France
30 Win 29–1 Johnny McClain KO 7 (8) 31 Mar 1984 Spoleto, Italy
29 Win 28–1 Dario De Jesus PTS 8 3 Mar 1984 Palazzo dei Congressi, Riva del Garda, Italy
28 Win 27–1 Mike Essett DQ 4 (8) 12 Nov 1983 Discoteca Ellera, Perugia, Italy
27 Win 26–1 Francesco Gallo TKO 8 (12) 30 Sep 1983 Modena, Italy Retained Italian Welterweight Title
26 Win 25–1 Luciano Navarra PTS 8 1 Jul 1983 Vibo Valentia, Italy
25 Win 24–1 Pierangelo Pira TKO 5 (12) 22 Apr 1983 Perugia, Italy Retained Italian Welterweight Title
24 Win 23–1 Mosimo Maeleke PTS 8 11 Feb 1983 Perugia, Italy
23 Win 22–1 Everaldo Costa Azevedo TKO 7 (12) 15 Oct 1982 Perugia, Italy Retained Italian Welterweight Title
22 Win 21–1 Antonio Antino PTS 8 16 Sep 1982 Perugia, Italy
21 Win 20–1 Antonio Torsello TKO 2 (12) 15 Aug 1982 Alberobello, Italy Retained Italian Welterweight Title
20 Win 19–1 Mosimo Maeleke PTS 8 17 Jul 1982 Assisi, Italy
19 Win 18–1 Mosimo Maeleke PTS 8 12 Jun 1982 Todi, Italy
18 Win 17–1 Giuseppe Di Padova RTD 7 (12) 16 Apr 1982 Perugia, Italy Won Italian Welterweight Title
17 Win 16–1 Oscar Aparicio PTS 8 4 Dec 1981 Perugia, Italy
16 Win 15–1 Bechir Jelassi PTS 8 13 Nov 1981 Rome, Italy
15 Win 14–1 Antonio Torsello TKO 2 (8) 11 Sep 1981 Perugia, Italy
14 Win 13–1 Claudio Pereira PTS 8 12 Jul 1981 Assisi, Italy
13 Win 12–1 Piero Spadaccini PTS 6 23 May 1981 Palazzetto dello Sport, Perugia, Italy
12 Win 11–1 Claudio Pereira PTS 10 10 Apr 1981 Palazzetto dello Sport, Perugia, Italy
11 Win 10–1 Francesco Gallo PTS 8 7 Mar 1981 Perugia, Italy
10 Win 9–1 Filiberto Zaccheo TKO 1 (8) 17 Dec 1980 Senigallia, Italy
9 Win 8–1 Ernesto Ros PTS 8 29 Nov 1980 Spoleto, Italy
8 Win 7–1 Mauro Fernandes da Cruz PTS 8 14 Sep 1980 Ellera, Italy
7 Win 6–1 Jose Luis Ribeiro DQ 2 (8) 27 Aug 1980 Senigallia, Italy
6 Loss 5–1 Nelson Gomes TKO 7 (8) 31 May 1980 Spoleto, Italy
5 Win 5–0 Patrick Babouram PTS 6 8 Mar 1980 Spoleto, Italy
4 Win 4–0 Zdravko Jovicic TKO 1 (6) 29 Dec 1979 Perugia, Italy
3 Win 3–0 Maurice Renaud PTS 6 24 Nov 1979 Marsciano, Italy
2 Win 2–0 Scipione Colaianni TKO 2 (6) 19 Oct 1979 Perugia, Italy
1 Win 1–0 Francesco Sanna PTS 6 10 Sep 1979 Perugia, Italy Professional Debut

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