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Francesco Damiani boxer

Francesco Damiani image
Status inactive
Division heavyweight
Height 6′ 3″/190cm
Debut 1985-01-05
Born 1958-10-04
Nationality Italy
Residence Bagnacavallo, Emilia Romagna, Italy
bouts
32
won
30
lost
2
draw
0
bouts
32
won
30
lost
2
draw
0
Status inactive
Division heavyweight
Height 6′ 3″/190cm
Debut 1985-01-05
Born 1958-10-04
Nationality Italy
Residence Bagnacavallo, Emilia Romagna, Italy

He participated at 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow, where he lost to the eventual silver medalist Piotr Zaev in the quarter-finals. The following year he won the European Amateur Championships in Tampere. At the 1982 World Amateur Boxing Championships in Munich, he beat the legendary Teofilo Stevenson but lost to Tyrell Biggs in the final. In 1983 in Varna he became European champion for the second time, beating Ulli Kaden. At the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles he again lost to Biggs in the final, despite Biggs' home crowd booing at the judges decision who believed Damiani won the contest (since he threw more punches and was moving forward for most of the contest) which led to the leading BBC Boxing commentator Harry Carpenter, who was commentating for the BBC sport Olympic coverage, to say that "..it the worst boxing decision in all my years of boxing commentating".Francesco Damiani was the Italian boxing team coach for the 2012 Summer Olympic Games held in London.

He participated at 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow, where he lost to the eventual silver medalist Piotr Zaev in the quarter-finals. The following year he won the European Amateur Championships in Tampere. At the 1982 World Amateur Boxing Championships in Munich, he beat the legendary Teofilo Stevenson but lost to Tyrell Biggs in the final. In 1983 in Varna he became European champion for the second time, beating Ulli Kaden. At the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles he again lost to Biggs in the final, despite Biggs' home crowd booing at the judges decision who believed Damiani won the contest (since he threw more punches and was moving forward for most of the contest) which led to the leading BBC Boxing commentator Harry Carpenter, who was commentating for the BBC sport Olympic coverage, to say that "..it the worst boxing decision in all my years of boxing commentating".Francesco Damiani was the Italian boxing team coach for the 2012 Summer Olympic Games held in London.

Date Opponent Last Opponents' Results Place Titles Result
April 23, 1993 Oliver McCall WWWLWW The Pyramid, Memphis LOSS
Technical knockout
Sept. 12, 1992 Greg Page LWWWLW Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas WIN
Unanimous decision
April 22, 1992 Michael Greer LWWLWL Meadowlands Arena, East Rutherford WIN
KO
March 7, 1992 Frankie Swindell WLLWWW Fano WIN
Points
Jan. 11, 1991 Ray Mercer WWWWWW Trump Taj Mahal, Atlantic City World Boxing Organisation World Heavyweight

LOSS
KO
Oct. 20, 1990 Everett Martin WLLLLL Palazzo Dello Sport, Cesena World Boxing Organisation World Heavyweight

WIN
KO
June 2, 1990 Tony Morrison WLLLWL Salice Terme World Boxing Organisation World Heavyweight

WIN
KO
Dec. 16, 1989 Daniel Eduardo Neto WWWWWW Palazzo Dello Sport, Cesena World Boxing Organisation World Heavyweight

WIN
Technical knockout
May 6, 1989 Johnny Du Plooy WDLWWW Stadio Nicola De Simone, Syracuse vacant World Boxing Organisation World Heavyweight

Newly Created

WIN
KO
Dec. 17, 1988 Manfred Jassmann LWLLWW Sassari EBU European Heavyweight

WIN
KO
Oct. 29, 1988 Tyrell Biggs WWWWWL PalaSharp (ex PalaTrussardi), Milan WIN
Technical knockout
April 22, 1988 John Emmen WWWWWW PalaSharp (ex PalaTrussardi), Milan EBU European Heavyweight

WIN
Technical knockout
Jan. 22, 1988 Dorcy Gaymon WWLWLL Convention Center, Atlantic City WIN
Technical knockout
Oct. 9, 1987 Anders Eklund LWWWWW Aosta EBU European Heavyweight

WIN
KO
July 11, 1987 Eddie Richardson WLLLWL Corsico WIN
Points
April 11, 1987 James Broad WLWWWL Palazzo Dello Sport, Bologna WIN
Unanimous decision
Feb. 14, 1987 Eddie Gregg LWWWWL Lucca World Boxing Council International Heavyweight

WIN
Technical knockout
Dec. 19, 1986 Rodney Smith LWWLLW Ancona World Boxing Council International Heavyweight

WIN
Technical knockout
Nov. 14, 1986 Kevin P Porter WWWWWL San Giuseppe Vesuviano World Boxing Council International Heavyweight

WIN
Technical knockout
Sept. 19, 1986 Rocky Sekorski LLLLWW Lerici World Boxing Council International Heavyweight

WIN
Points
July 4, 1986 Donnie Long LWWLWL Porlezza World Boxing Council International Heavyweight

WIN
KO
May 30, 1986 Danny Sutton WLWWL Abano Terme World Boxing Council International Heavyweight

WIN
Technical knockout
April 2, 1986 Mike Perkins WLDLLL Ice World, Totowa WIN
Technical knockout
Feb. 14, 1986 Tom Trimm WWWWLD Milan WIN
KO
Jan. 31, 1986 Bobby Crabtree WLWLWL Abbiategrasso WIN
Technical knockout
Sept. 28, 1985 Felipe Rodriguez WDLDLW Sassari WIN
Technical knockout
July 13, 1985 Rick Kellar LLWLLL Atlantis Hotel & Casino, Atlantic City WIN
Technical knockout
June 29, 1985 Walter Santemore LLLLLL Bellaria WIN
Points
May 17, 1985 Larry Roberson WLLLLL Caesars Tahoe, Cascade Showroom, Stateline WIN
Technical knockout
April 20, 1985 Dragomir Milo Popovic WLLLDL Ceriale WIN
Technical knockout
March 8, 1985 George Butzbach LWLLLL Modena WIN
Technical knockout
Jan. 5, 1985 Allou Gobe L Palazzetto dello Sport, Perugia WIN
Technical knockout