Danny Nardico boxer

Danny Nardico boxer
bouts
67
won
50
lost
13
draw
4
Status
inactive
Division
light heavyweight
Debut
1949-08-05
Height
5′ 9½″/177cm
Reach
-
Age
83
Born
1927-07-03
Death
2010-11-22
Nationality
USA

Danny Nardico was born on July 3, 1925 and attended Thomas W. Harvey High School in Painesville, Ohio. He played football at Harvey and was an all-league lineman. Nardico served in the United States Marine Corps and fought in both World War II and the Korean War. He was awarded two Purple Hearts and a Silver Star for his actions in Okinawa in 1945. He trained as a boxer under Willie Pep.In December 1952, Ring Magazine ranked Nardico fifth in the light heavyweight class just prior to his fight with Jake LaMotta. Nardico knocked down an aging LaMotta in the seventh round. LaMotta got up, but his corner stopped the fight after that round and Nardico won by technical knockout. The Knockdown was the first and only time LaMotta was floored in his entire career.

Date Opponent Last Opponents' Results Place Result
1956-10-12 Saul Weingeroff Beach Arena, Daytona Beach WIN
Technical knockout
1954-06-23 Paul Andrews WWWWWL Chicago Stadium, Chicago LOST
Technical knockout
1954-06-05 Reuben Jones LLWLWL Armory, Charlotte WIN
KO
1954-03-24 Charley Norkus WLWWWW Auditorium, Miami Beach LOST
Unanimous decision
1954-01-20 Charley Norkus LWLWWW Auditorium, Miami Beach LOST
Technical knockout
1953-11-05 Jackie Bennett Macon WIN
KO
1953-09-17 Herman Harris LLWLLL Columbia WIN
KO
1953-07-07 Lalu Sabotin LLLLLL Auditorium, Miami Beach WIN
Unanimous decision
1953-06-16 Lalu Sabotin LLLLLL Fort Homer Hesterly Armory, Tampa WIN
Majority decision
1953-04-21 Larry Watson WLLWLL Arena, Milwaukee LOST
Unanimous decision
1953-03-24 Nash Karahan WLLWWW Fort Homer Hesterly Armory, Tampa WIN
KO
1953-03-04 Joey Maxim LWLWWL Miami Stadium, Miami LOST
Unanimous decision
1952-12-31 Jake LaMotta LLDWWW Coliseum, Coral Gables WIN
Corner retirement
1952-11-14 Dan Bucceroni WWWWLW Madison Square Garden, New York LOST
Unanimous decision
1952-10-23 Bill Wilson DWWWWW Augusta WIN
Unanimous decision
1952-10-06 Cecil Hudson DWLLLW Jefferson County Armory, Louisville WIN
Points
1952-09-02 Gordon Pouliot LWWWDW Fort Homer Hesterly Armory, Tampa WIN
KO
1952-08-13 Lalu Sabotin LWWWLL Lakefront Stadium, Cleveland WIN
Technical knockout
1952-07-22 Bernie Reynolds LLLWLW Auditorium, Miami Beach WIN
KO
1952-06-30 Joe Blackwood WLLLWD Auditorium, Milwaukee WIN
Unanimous decision
1952-06-24 Ted Gories LWLWW Daytona Beach WIN
KO
1952-04-18 Lalu Sabotin WLWWWL Arena, Cleveland WIN
Unanimous decision
1952-03-19 Dick Wagner LLLLWL Arena, Cleveland WIN
Unanimous decision
1952-02-22 Robert Villemain DWWWLD Madison Square Garden, New York LOST
Unanimous decision
1951-12-05 Harry Matthews WWWWWW Arena, Cleveland LOST
Unanimous decision
1951-10-05 George Kaplan WWWLLL St. Nicholas Arena, New York WIN
KO
1951-09-19 George Kaplan LWWWLL Auditorium, Miami Beach WIN
Majority decision
1951-08-14 Bill Wilson LWWLWL Beach Stadium, Jacksonville WIN
Technical knockout
1951-07-23 Anton Raadik LLLLWL Bayfront Park Auditorium, Miami WIN
Technical knockout
1951-06-27 Reuben Jones WWDWLL Yankee Stadium, Bronx WIN
KO
1951-06-12 Reuben Jones LWWDWL Auditorium, Miami Beach WIN
Split-decision
1951-05-09 Bob Murphy WLWWLW Chicago Stadium, Chicago LOST
Technical knockout
1951-04-11 Nick Barone WLWWLW Auditorium, Miami Beach WIN
Technical knockout
1951-04-02 O'Neal Crocker WWWLWW Coliseum Arena, New Orleans WIN
KO
1951-02-21 Charley Mercer W Auditorium, Miami Beach WIN
KO
1951-02-16 Sonny Horne LLLLLL Fort Homer Hesterly Armory, Tampa WIN
Unanimous decision
1951-01-29 Tony Gillo LLLLLL Legion Coliseum, Sarasota WIN
KO
1951-01-19 Tony Gillo WLLLLL Legion Arena, West Palm Beach WIN
Technical knockout
1950-12-12 Tony Masciarelli LWLLLL Beach Stadium, Jacksonville WIN
Unanimous decision
1950-11-28 Bill Wilson WWLWWW Fort Homer Hesterly Armory, Tampa WIN
Unanimous decision
1950-11-21 Hal Boylston WWWWWW Beach Stadium, Jacksonville WIN
Technical knockout
1950-11-07 Art Seay WWWWWW Fort Homer Hesterly Armory, Tampa WIN
KO
1950-10-25 Johnny Taylor WWLLWL Beach Stadium, Jacksonville WIN
KO
1950-10-17 Joe Lassiter WWWWWL Beach Stadium, Jacksonville LOST
1950-10-09 Fred Krueger WDDWWW Macon WIN
Points
1950-10-03 Whitey Berlier WWWDLL Fort Homer Hesterly Armory, Tampa WIN
KO
1950-09-26 John Wilder LLLLLL Beach Stadium, Jacksonville WIN
Technical knockout
1950-09-19 Danny Ruggerio LWWLLL Beach Stadium, Jacksonville WIN
Technical knockout
1950-09-14 Buck Garrett LLLLL Fort Homer Hesterly Armory, Tampa WIN
Technical knockout
1950-08-31 Bill Leonard WWDLDL Fort Homer Hesterly Armory, Tampa WIN
KO
1950-08-18 Ray White Fort Homer Hesterly Armory, Tampa WIN
Technical knockout
1950-08-11 Irwin Schulz WWL Municipal Auditorium, Tampa WIN
KO
1950-08-01 Willie Dockery WWLWLL Auditorium, Hartford DRAW
Points
1950-07-18 Rocky Jones WDWWLW Outdoor Arena, Hartford WIN
Points
1950-07-12 Harold Sampson WWLLDD Harding Stadium, Bridgeport DRAW
Points
1950-07-06 Jackie Harris LLLDWW Meadowbrook Arena, North Adams LOST
Split-decision
1950-06-26 Wally Reagan WWWLWW Outdoor Arena, Hartford WIN
KO
1950-06-21 Neil Wallace WWWWL Mara's Arena, Waterbury LOST
Points
1950-05-12 Bob Gladson Legion Stadium, Hollywood WIN
Points
1950-04-14 Joe Cardenas WLWLWL Legion Stadium, Hollywood WIN
KO
1950-03-10 Windmill Pearce LLWLWW Legion Stadium, Hollywood LOST
Technical knockout
1949-12-02 Enoch Lee LWLLWL Legion Stadium, Hollywood DRAW
Points
1949-11-10 Monte Clark WLLLWW Legion Stadium, Hollywood WIN
Technical knockout
1949-09-27 Danny Mendez WWLLWW Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles WIN
Technical knockout
1949-08-30 Mack Woods WLDW Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles WIN
Technical knockout
1949-08-26 Frankie Calzo DLLLLL Legion Stadium, Hollywood WIN
Technical knockout
1949-08-05 Don Smith WLDWLW Legion Stadium, Hollywood DRAW
Points