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Kevin Rooney boxer

Kevin Rooney image
Status inactive
Division welterweight
Debut 1979-10-24
Born 1956-05-04
Nationality USA
Residence Catskill, New York, USA
bouts
26
won
21
lost
4
draw
1
bouts
26
won
21
lost
4
draw
1
Status inactive
Division welterweight
Debut 1979-10-24
Born 1956-05-04
Nationality USA
Residence Catskill, New York, USA

Rooney won the 1975 147 lb Sub-Novice New York Golden Gloves Championship.citation needed He defeated Kevin Higgins of West Point in the finals. Rooney trained at the Police Athletic Leagues 120th Precinct in Staten Island, New York.citation neededRooney began professionally boxing in 1979 and acquired a record of twenty-one wins, four losses, and one draw. In his most important fight as a professional, on July 31, 1982, Rooney lost to three division world champion Alexis Argüello, who was making his first fight in the Junior Welterweight division, by a second-round knockout. He also lost to future WBA world Junior Middleweight champion Davey Moore, who avenged an amateur loss to Rooney, by a knockout in seven rounds, on June 21, 1981.

Rooney won the 1975 147 lb Sub-Novice New York Golden Gloves Championship.citation needed He defeated Kevin Higgins of West Point in the finals. Rooney trained at the Police Athletic Leagues 120th Precinct in Staten Island, New York.citation neededRooney began professionally boxing in 1979 and acquired a record of twenty-one wins, four losses, and one draw. In his most important fight as a professional, on July 31, 1982, Rooney lost to three division world champion Alexis Argüello, who was making his first fight in the Junior Welterweight division, by a second-round knockout. He also lost to future WBA world Junior Middleweight champion Davey Moore, who avenged an amateur loss to Rooney, by a knockout in seven rounds, on June 21, 1981.

Date Opponent Last Opponents' Results Place Titles Result
June 3, 1985 Mike Picciotti WWLWWW Sands Casino Hotel, Atlantic City LOSS
Technical knockout
April 10, 1985 Jaime Medina DLW Albany WIN
Unanimous decision
March 6, 1985 Garland Wright LLLLLL Empire State Plaza Convention Center, Albany WIN
Unanimous decision
April 11, 1984 Terry Crawley LWLWLL Catholic Youth Center, Scranton DRAW
Points
Nov. 24, 1982 Terry Crawley WWWDLL Catholic Youth Center, Scranton LOSS
Corner retirement
July 31, 1982 Alexis Arguello WWWWWW Ballys Park Place Hotel Casino, Atlantic City LOSS
KO
April 2, 1982 Jack Morrell WLWLLL Colonie Coliseum, Latham WIN
KO
Feb. 11, 1982 Marvin Jenkins WLWLLD Sands Casino Hotel, Atlantic City WIN
Unanimous decision
Dec. 2, 1981 Ernest Jackson WWWDWW Sands Casino Hotel, Atlantic City WIN
Unanimous decision
Oct. 1, 1981 Orlando Montalvo LLWLLW Sands Casino Hotel, Atlantic City WIN
KO
June 21, 1981 Davey Moore WWWWWW Playboy Hotel & Casino, Atlantic City LOSS
Technical knockout
May 27, 1981 Bobby Plegge LWLWWL Catholic Youth Center, Scranton WIN
Unanimous decision
April 30, 1981 Felix Nance WDWLW Albany WIN
Unanimous decision
March 25, 1981 Frank Minnigan LWWLWD Catholic Youth Center, Scranton WIN
Unanimous decision
Nov. 22, 1980 Jeff Passero WWWWLW Catholic Youth Center, Scranton WIN
Unanimous decision
Oct. 29, 1980 Curtis Pittman LL Catholic Youth Center, Scranton WIN
KO
Oct. 23, 1980 Blas Dechamps LLWD Felt Forum, New York WIN
Unanimous decision
Sept. 10, 1980 Garland Wright DWWDLW Catholic Youth Center, Scranton WIN
Unanimous decision
June 20, 1980 Clyde Graves WDW Felt Forum, New York WIN
Unanimous decision
May 28, 1980 Paul Moore DLWWLL Catholic Youth Center, Scranton WIN
Unanimous decision
May 9, 1980 Charles Thomas LLWL Staten Island WIN
Technical knockout
April 30, 1980 Frank Minnigan WWLLLW Catholic Youth Center, Scranton WIN
Technical knockout
March 7, 1980 Norman Jones L Staten Island Community Gym, Staten Island WIN
Unanimous decision
Dec. 12, 1979 Jesse Rogers LLLLLL Catholic Youth Center, Scranton WIN
Technical knockout
Nov. 24, 1979 Heriberto Vazquez LLL St. George Theater, Staten Island WIN
Technical knockout
Oct. 24, 1979 Arnell Johnson Catholic Youth Center, Scranton WIN
Unanimous decision