Cookies disclaimer

I agree Our site saves small pieces of text information (cookies) on your device in order to deliver better content and for statistical purposes. You can disable the usage of cookies by changing the settings of your browser. By browsing our website without changing the browser settings you grant us permission to store that information on your device.

Mike Rossman boxer

Mike Rossman image
Status inactive
Division light heavyweight
Height 5′ 11″/180cm
Reach 73½″/187cm
Debut 1973-08-10
Born 1955-07-01
Nationality USA
Residence Turnersville, New Jersey, USA
bouts
54
won
44
lost
7
draw
3
bouts
54
won
44
lost
7
draw
3
Status inactive
Division light heavyweight
Height 5′ 11″/180cm
Reach 73½″/187cm
Debut 1973-08-10
Born 1955-07-01
Nationality USA
Residence Turnersville, New Jersey, USA

Rossman was born in Turnersville, New Jersey as Michael Albert DePiano. Rossman is his mother's maiden name, which he uses rather than that of his father. Rossman's father was Italian, and his mother Jewish. He is Jewish, and boxed with a Star of David on his shorts. He began boxing at 14 and turned pro on August 10, 1973.Rossman fought Víctor Galíndez for the light heavyweight championship of the world on the undercard of an Ali–Spinks rematch in September 1978. Many thought Galindez would defeat him, but Rossman opened up cuts over Galindez's eyes and continued fighting until near the end of the 13th round, when the referee stopped the fight, and Rossman became world champion. Rossman made one successful defense before his hometown Philadelphia fans in December of the same year, stopping Italian challenger Aldo Traversaro in the fifth round after opening a wound on Aldo's forehead with a left hook.citation needed

Rossman was born in Turnersville, New Jersey as Michael Albert DePiano. Rossman is his mother's maiden name, which he uses rather than that of his father. Rossman's father was Italian, and his mother Jewish. He is Jewish, and boxed with a Star of David on his shorts. He began boxing at 14 and turned pro on August 10, 1973.Rossman fought Víctor Galíndez for the light heavyweight championship of the world on the undercard of an Ali–Spinks rematch in September 1978. Many thought Galindez would defeat him, but Rossman opened up cuts over Galindez's eyes and continued fighting until near the end of the 13th round, when the referee stopped the fight, and Rossman became world champion. Rossman made one successful defense before his hometown Philadelphia fans in December of the same year, stopping Italian challenger Aldo Traversaro in the fifth round after opening a wound on Aldo's forehead with a left hook.citation needed

Date Opponent Last Opponents' Results Place Titles Result
Nov. 23, 1983 Henry Sims LLWLLW Sands Casino Hotel, Atlantic City WIN
Technical knockout
Aug. 17, 1983 Robert White WWWLLL Sands Casino Hotel, Atlantic City WIN
Split-decision
June 15, 1983 Al Fracker WWLWWW Playboy Hotel & Casino, Atlantic City WIN
Technical knockout
April 13, 1983 Charles Smith WLWWWW Resorts International, Atlantic City WIN
Technical knockout
May 31, 1981 Dwight Muhammad Qawi WWWWWW Resorts International, Atlantic City LOSS
KO
Feb. 22, 1981 Luke Capuano WWWWLW Conrad Hilton Hotel, Chicago WIN
Unanimous decision
Nov. 13, 1980 Luke Capuano WWWWWW International Amphitheatre, Chicago WIN
Majority decision
Sept. 9, 1980 Al Bolden LLWLWW Resorts International, Atlantic City WIN
KO
July 12, 1980 Don Addison WWWLWW Resorts International Hotel & Casino, Superstar Theatre, Atlantic City WIN
Unanimous decision
Sept. 18, 1979 Ramon Ranquello LWWWLW Giant's Stadium, East Rutherford LOSS
Technical knockout
April 14, 1979 Victor Galindez WWWWLW Superdome, New Orleans World Boxing Association World Light Heavyweight

LOSS
Corner retirement
Dec. 5, 1978 Aldo Traversaro WWWDWD Spectrum, Philadelphia World Boxing Association World Light Heavyweight

WIN
Technical knockout
Sept. 15, 1978 Victor Galindez WWWWWW Superdome, New Orleans World Boxing Association World Light Heavyweight

WIN
Technical knockout
July 15, 1978 Matt Ross WWWWLW Convention Hall, Atlantic City WIN
KO
May 24, 1978 Lonnie Bennett WWWWLL Spectrum, Philadelphia WIN
Technical knockout
March 2, 1978 Yaqui Lopez WWLWWW Felt Forum, New York LOSS
Technical knockout
Sept. 29, 1977 Gary Summerhays WWWLLL Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Unanimous decision
July 17, 1977 Marcel Clay LWLWLW Convention Center, Miami Beach WIN
KO
May 11, 1977 Mike Quarry WDWWLW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Corner retirement
March 2, 1977 Ray Anderson LDWLLD Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Technical knockout
Dec. 11, 1976 Mike Quarry WWWDWW The Aladdin, Las Vegas WIN
Majority decision
Nov. 10, 1976 Christy Elliott WDWWWL Walsh Gymnasium, South Orange DRAW
Points
Sept. 28, 1976 Christy Elliott WWDWWW Yankee Stadium, Bronx WIN
KO
Aug. 6, 1976 Steven Smith LLLWWW Convention Hall, Atlantic City WIN
Technical knockout
June 12, 1976 Tony Licata LWLLWW Municipal Auditorium, New Orleans LOSS
Majority decision
May 14, 1976 Jose Anglada LLWLLL Weehawken HS, Weehawken WIN
KO
March 8, 1976 Gene Wells WWWWDW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Unanimous decision
Feb. 13, 1976 Casey Gacic WWWWLL Painters Mill Theatre, Owings Mill DRAW
Points
Dec. 10, 1975 Al Styles Jr. DWWWLW Catholic Youth Center, Scranton WIN
Unanimous decision
Sept. 30, 1975 Mike Quarry WLWWLW Madison Square Garden, New York LOSS
Unanimous decision
Aug. 1, 1975 Mike Nixon WWWLW Tropicana Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas WIN
KO
May 19, 1975 Mike Nixon WWWWL Broome County Arena, Binghamton LOSS
Split-decision
April 29, 1975 David Adkins LWWLLL Capitol Center, Landover WIN
Majority decision
Feb. 17, 1975 Matt Donovan WLLLWL Spectrum, Philadelphia WIN
Unanimous decision
Jan. 21, 1975 Matt Donovan LWLLLW Capitol Center, Largo WIN
Unanimous decision
Dec. 11, 1974 Harold Richardson LLLLLL Catholic Youth Center, Scranton WIN
Technical knockout
Nov. 22, 1974 John Pinney WWWWWW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Technical knockout
Oct. 25, 1974 Mike Morgan WWWWWL Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Unanimous decision
Sept. 9, 1974 Nate Dixon LLWWD Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Technical knockout
July 29, 1974 Mike Baker DWWWLW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Unanimous decision
July 15, 1974 Nate Dixon LLWW Spectrum, Philadelphia DRAW
Points
June 17, 1974 Ray Hernandez LWWWWW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Unanimous decision
May 29, 1974 Walter Riley DLLLWL Catholic Youth Center, Scranton WIN
Technical knockout
April 29, 1974 Tyrone Freeman LWWWDD Spectrum, Philadelphia WIN
Points
March 20, 1974 Joey Blair LLWWLL Catholic Youth Center, Scranton WIN
KO
Feb. 18, 1974 Greg Burch DDWLWW Spectrum, Philadelphia WIN
Points
Feb. 9, 1974 Maximo Pierret WLWLDL Catholic Youth Center, Scranton WIN
Points
Dec. 15, 1973 Elwood Townsend WLLLLL Catholic Youth Center, Scranton WIN
Technical knockout
Dec. 8, 1973 Lester Camper WW Convention Hall, Atlantic City WIN
Technical knockout
Nov. 14, 1973 Nate Dixon L Catholic Youth Center, Scranton WIN
Technical knockout
Oct. 31, 1973 Larry Parker Civic Center, Baltimore WIN
Technical knockout
Oct. 22, 1973 Herman Nance L Spectrum, Philadelphia WIN
KO
Sept. 24, 1973 Robert Ziegler LLLWLL Spectrum, Philadelphia WIN
Technical knockout
Aug. 10, 1973 Stanley Dawson Convention Hall, Atlantic City WIN
KO