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Billy Costello boxer

Billy Costello image
Status inactive
Age 55
Division super lightweight
Height 5′ 8½″/174cm
Reach 71″/180cm
Debut 1979-08-22
Born 1956-04-10
Death 2011-06-29
Nationality USA
Residence Kingston, New York, USA
bouts
42
won
40
lost
2
draw
0
bouts
42
won
40
lost
2
draw
0
Status inactive
Age 55
Division super lightweight
Height 5′ 8½″/174cm
Reach 71″/180cm
Debut 1979-08-22
Born 1956-04-10
Death 2011-06-29
Nationality USA
Residence Kingston, New York, USA

Costello was born in Kingston, New York, on April 10, 1956, to a Sicilian father and a mother of Native American, Italian and African American descent, as one of nine children. Costello was active in the Boy Scouts. He played third base on the Kingston High School baseball team and had originally hoped for a career as a professional baseball player.Billy Costello won the 1978 135 pound New York Golden Gloves Open Championship. Costello stopped Raymond Johnson of the United Block Association in the second round to win the Championship. Costello began boxing in the Police Athletic League program in Kingston, and later trained at the Castle Hill Athletic Club in the Bronx, New York.

Costello was born in Kingston, New York, on April 10, 1956, to a Sicilian father and a mother of Native American, Italian and African American descent, as one of nine children. Costello was active in the Boy Scouts. He played third base on the Kingston High School baseball team and had originally hoped for a career as a professional baseball player.Billy Costello won the 1978 135 pound New York Golden Gloves Open Championship. Costello stopped Raymond Johnson of the United Block Association in the second round to win the Championship. Costello began boxing in the Police Athletic League program in Kingston, and later trained at the Castle Hill Athletic Club in the Bronx, New York.

Date Opponent Last Opponents' Results Place Titles Result
June 18, 1999 Juan Laporte WWLWLL Crown Coliseum, Fayetteville WIN
Split-decision
Jan. 22, 1997 Marvin Ladson LLLLLL The Ritz, Raleigh WIN
Technical knockout
May 31, 1995 Tim Scott WLLLLL Raleigh WIN
Points
April 28, 1995 Jeff Passero LLWWWL Music Fair, Westbury WIN
Technical knockout
Sept. 13, 1994 Bobby Elkins WWWWWL Music Fair, Westbury WIN
KO
Jan. 28, 1994 Robert Hightower WWLWLL Kingston WIN
Points
Nov. 11, 1993 Bernard Boisvert WLWLLW Huntington Hilton Hotel, Melville WIN
Technical knockout
June 18, 1993 Juan Carlos Romero LLLLL White Plains WIN
Points
June 27, 1992 Marvin Ladson LLLWLW Miami WIN
Technical knockout
Feb. 9, 1986 Alexis Arguello WLWWLW Lawlor Events Center, Reno LOSS
Technical knockout
Dec. 13, 1985 Rick Kaiser WWDLLW Midtown Neighborhood Center, Kingston WIN
KO
Aug. 21, 1985 Lonnie Smith WWLWWW Madison Square Garden, New York World Boxing Council World Super Lightweight

LOSS
Technical knockout
Feb. 16, 1985 Leroy Haley WWWLLW Midtown Neighborhood Center, Kingston World Boxing Council World Super Lightweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
Nov. 3, 1984 Saoul Mamby LWLLWW Midtown Neighborhood Center, Kingston World Boxing Council World Super Lightweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
July 15, 1984 Ronnie Shields LWWWWW Municipal Auditorium, Kingston World Boxing Council World Super Lightweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
Jan. 29, 1984 Bruce Curry WWWWWW Civic Center, Beaumont World Boxing Council World Super Lightweight

WIN
Technical knockout
Dec. 21, 1983 Mike Essett WWDLDL War Memorial Auditorium, Syracuse World Boxing Council World Super Lightweight

WIN
KO
Sept. 30, 1983 Clemente Rojas LDLLLL Kingston World Boxing Council World Super Lightweight

WIN
Technical knockout
April 16, 1983 Carl Crowley LWLWWW Kingston World Boxing Council World Super Lightweight

WIN
Technical knockout
Nov. 7, 1982 Willie Rodriguez WWWLWW Municipal Auditorium, Kingston WIN
Unanimous decision
Oct. 8, 1982 Dominic Fox WWWDLL Municipal Auditorium, Kingston WIN
KO
May 23, 1982 Felix Favella LLLLL Showboat Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas WIN
Technical knockout
April 14, 1982 Bob Harvey WWLLWW Westchester County Center, White Plains WIN
Split-decision
Feb. 17, 1982 Raul Hernandez WLWWLL Westchester County Center, White Plains WIN
Technical knockout
Dec. 5, 1981 Chico Rosa WWWL Sands Casino Hotel, Atlantic City WIN
Technical knockout
July 18, 1981 Rosendo Ramirez WLLLLL Imperial Palace Hotel, Las Vegas WIN
Unanimous decision
April 24, 1981 Trevor Evelyn WWWLWD Westchester County Center, White Plains WIN
Technical knockout
March 18, 1981 Marvin Jenkins LWLWLW Westchester County Center, White Plains WIN
Unanimous decision
Jan. 21, 1981 Charles Thomas LLWLLL Westchester County Center, White Plains WIN
KO
Oct. 24, 1980 Orlando Montalvo LLLLW Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale WIN
Points
Oct. 2, 1980 Jose Green LLLLWW Long Island Arena, Commack WIN
Technical knockout
Sept. 17, 1980 Paul Moore WWLLLL Westchester County Center, White Plains WIN
KO
May 14, 1980 Richie Sienni Westchester County Center, White Plains WIN
Points
May 4, 1980 Richie Garland LLLDLL Kiamesha Lake WIN
Technical knockout
April 16, 1980 Kato Ali LLL Westchester County Center, White Plains WIN
Technical knockout
Feb. 13, 1980 Kato Ali LL Westchester County Center, White Plains WIN
Split-decision
Dec. 5, 1979 Marvin Edwards WLLLLL Westchester County Center, White Plains WIN
Technical knockout
Oct. 26, 1979 George Casher WLD Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Points
Oct. 19, 1979 John Jones Long Island Arena, Commack WIN
Technical knockout
Oct. 12, 1979 Dave Bolden LLLLLL Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale WIN
Points
Sept. 12, 1979 Jose Gonzalez WLLWLL Westchester County Center, White Plains WIN
KO
Aug. 22, 1979 Angel Ortiz LLWLWL Felt Forum, New York WIN
Unanimous decision