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Rocky Castellani boxer

Rocky Castellani image
Status inactive
Age 81
Division middleweight
Height 5′ 10″/178cm
Debut 1944-01-10
Born 1927-05-28
Death 2008-08-31
Nationality USA
Residence Luzerne, Pennsylvania, USA
bouts
89
won
69
lost
14
draw
6
bouts
89
won
69
lost
14
draw
6
Status inactive
Age 81
Division middleweight
Height 5′ 10″/178cm
Debut 1944-01-10
Born 1927-05-28
Death 2008-08-31
Nationality USA
Residence Luzerne, Pennsylvania, USA

Castellani was born in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, to Attilio Castellani (1889–1974) and Rose Isopi Castellani (1896–1938), who later moved to Margate City, formerly South Atlantic City. He began boxing as a teenager at local gyms, and at a younger age would box opponents to entertain neighborhood kids. As a young man, he fought as a Marine in the battle of Iwo Jima during World War II. He boxed in the Marine Corps and won the title of "Champion of All China and Guam". After his discharge from the Marines he embarked on his professional boxing career around 1945.After a three month layoff from the ring on May 7, 1949, Castellani handily defeated Tony DeMicco before 1435 fans in New York's St. Nicholas Arena in a well publicized ten round unanimous decision. Castellani staggered his opponent in the third round, winning the bout from long range, and defending DeMicco's attempts to fight inside. Castellani was voted Ring Magazine's "Rookie of the Year" in 1948.

Castellani was born in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, to Attilio Castellani (1889–1974) and Rose Isopi Castellani (1896–1938), who later moved to Margate City, formerly South Atlantic City. He began boxing as a teenager at local gyms, and at a younger age would box opponents to entertain neighborhood kids. As a young man, he fought as a Marine in the battle of Iwo Jima during World War II. He boxed in the Marine Corps and won the title of "Champion of All China and Guam". After his discharge from the Marines he embarked on his professional boxing career around 1945.After a three month layoff from the ring on May 7, 1949, Castellani handily defeated Tony DeMicco before 1435 fans in New York's St. Nicholas Arena in a well publicized ten round unanimous decision. Castellani staggered his opponent in the third round, winning the bout from long range, and defending DeMicco's attempts to fight inside. Castellani was voted Ring Magazine's "Rookie of the Year" in 1948.

Date Opponent Last Opponents' Results Place Titles Result
Oct. 18, 1957 Rory Calhoun WWLDWW Madison Square Garden, New York LOSS
Unanimous decision
June 26, 1957 Bobby Boyd WWLWWW Chicago Stadium, Chicago LOSS
Split-decision
June 6, 1957 Lester Felton WLLLLL Field House, Struthers WIN
KO
April 30, 1957 Felix Benson WWWWWL Kingston Armory, Kingston WIN
Unanimous decision
Dec. 10, 1956 Joey Giambra WWWWWW Civic Auditorium, San Francisco LOSS
Unanimous decision
Nov. 19, 1956 Al Andrews LLWLWL Rhode Island Auditorium, Providence WIN
Unanimous decision
Aug. 3, 1956 Joey Giambra WWLWWW Madison Square Garden, New York LOSS
Unanimous decision
Feb. 24, 1956 Johnny Sullivan LLWLWW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Unanimous decision
Jan. 4, 1956 Gene Fullmer LWWWLL Arena, Cleveland LOSS
Split-decision
Oct. 28, 1955 Pedro Gonzales DLLWLL Arena, Cleveland WIN
Technical knockout
July 22, 1955 Sugar Ray Robinson LWLWWW Cow Palace, Daly City LOSS
Split-decision
April 25, 1955 Chico Varona LLWLWL St. Nicholas Arena, New York WIN
Unanimous decision
Jan. 12, 1955 Holly Mims WWWDWW Arena, Cleveland WIN
Unanimous decision
Dec. 1, 1954 Moses Ward LWWWWL Arena, Cleveland WIN
Technical knockout
Aug. 20, 1954 Bobo Olson WWWWWW Cow Palace, Daly City LOSS
Unanimous decision
April 15, 1954 Pedro Gonzales LLLWWL Arena, Cleveland WIN
Unanimous decision
March 17, 1954 Phil Rizzo LWLLWL Armory, Akron WIN
Technical knockout
Feb. 19, 1954 Ernie Durando WWLLDW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Unanimous decision
Dec. 9, 1953 Gil Turner WWWWWW Arena, Cleveland WIN
Unanimous decision
Oct. 28, 1953 Mickey Laurent WLLDDL Arena, Cleveland WIN
Unanimous decision
Oct. 8, 1953 Ted Olla LLWWWW Arena, Milwaukee WIN
Unanimous decision
Sept. 12, 1953 Johnny Lombardo LWWLLL Rainbo Arena, Chicago WIN
Unanimous decision
Aug. 22, 1953 Jackie Keough LLWWLL Sports Arena, Toledo WIN
Technical knockout
June 17, 1953 Pierre Langlois WWWWWL Arena, Cleveland WIN
Split-decision
May 7, 1953 Johnny Mack WDDWLL Arena, Cleveland WIN
KO
Feb. 6, 1953 Pierre Langlois LWDWDW Madison Square Garden, New York LOSS
Split-decision
Jan. 9, 1953 Ralph Jones WLWLWW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Split-decision
Dec. 10, 1952 Jimmy Flood WWLLLW Arena, Cleveland WIN
Unanimous decision
Nov. 17, 1952 Vic Cardell WLWWWD Eastern Parkway Arena, Brooklyn WIN
Unanimous decision
Sept. 22, 1952 Jimmy Herring WWLWLW Eastern Parkway Arena, Brooklyn WIN
Technical knockout
Sept. 1, 1952 Johnny Lombardo DWWWWW Eastern Parkway Arena, Brooklyn WIN
Unanimous decision
June 18, 1952 Johnny Bratton WWWLWW Chicago Stadium, Chicago WIN
Split-decision
May 16, 1952 Billy Graham WWWWWW Madison Square Garden, New York DRAW
Points
March 28, 1952 Johnny Bratton LWDWWW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Unanimous decision
March 17, 1952 Ralph Zannelli LWWLLW Rhode Island Auditorium, Providence WIN
Points
March 8, 1952 Ralph Jones WDWDWW Ridgewood Grove, Brooklyn WIN
Points
Jan. 11, 1952 Ernie Durando LWLWWD Madison Square Garden, New York LOSS
Technical knockout
Nov. 26, 1951 Terry Moore WWWWLL Town Hall, Scranton WIN
Unanimous decision
Nov. 13, 1951 Joey Giardello WLWWWW Catholic Youth Center, Scranton WIN
Majority decision
July 9, 1951 Gene Hairston WWLWLD Scranton Stadium, Scranton WIN
Split-decision
May 17, 1951 Joe DiMartino LWLLWW Eastern Parkway Arena, Brooklyn WIN
Technical knockout
March 5, 1951 Tommy Varsos LLLDWL South Main Street Armory, Wilkes-Barre WIN
Technical knockout
Feb. 5, 1951 Bobby Lloyd WWLWLW South Main Street Armory, Wilkes-Barre WIN
Unanimous decision
June 5, 1950 Phil Burton DLDLLL Artillery Park, Wilkes-Barre WIN
Unanimous decision
Jan. 27, 1950 Ernie Durando LWWLWW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Unanimous decision
Dec. 16, 1949 Harold Green LWWDWW Watres Armory, Scranton WIN
Unanimous decision
Oct. 24, 1949 Tony Riccio WLWDWD Town Hall, Scranton WIN
Unanimous decision
Sept. 9, 1949 Kid Gavilan WWWWWL Madison Square Garden, New York LOSS
Unanimous decision
Aug. 1, 1949 Tony Riccio WWLWDW Meadowbrook Bowl, Newark DRAW
Points
July 13, 1949 Tony Janiro WWDLWW Scranton Stadium, Scranton WIN
Unanimous decision
May 6, 1949 Tony DeMicco WLLWLL St. Nicholas Arena, New York WIN
Unanimous decision
Feb. 18, 1949 Charley Fusari WWWWWW Madison Square Garden, New York LOSS
Unanimous decision
Jan. 13, 1949 Al Priest WWLLLL Watres Armory, Scranton WIN
Points
Nov. 18, 1948 Sonny Horne WLLLWL Kingston Armory, Kingston WIN
Unanimous decision
Oct. 8, 1948 Walter Cartier WWWLWW St. Nicholas Arena, New York WIN
Technical knockout
Aug. 2, 1948 Herbie Kronowitz WLLWWW Artillery Park, Wilkes-Barre WIN
Unanimous decision
July 15, 1948 Mickey Zangara LLDWWL Fort Hamilton Arena, Brooklyn WIN
Unanimous decision
May 28, 1948 Harold Green WWWWWW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Split-decision
May 13, 1948 Leo Sawicki DLLLWL Kingston Armory, Kingston WIN
KO
Jan. 15, 1948 Jimmy King WWLWWW Kingston Armory, Kingston WIN
Unanimous decision
Dec. 19, 1947 Lenny Mancini WLWLLL Watres Armory, Scranton WIN
Unanimous decision
Nov. 10, 1947 Tony Riccio WDLWWW St. Nicholas Arena, New York WIN
Unanimous decision
Oct. 14, 1947 Vic Costa WWLLLL Kingston Armory, Kingston WIN
KO
Sept. 19, 1947 Lenny Mancini WWLWLL Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Points
July 29, 1947 Billy Kilroy WLLWWW Scranton Stadium, Scranton WIN
Unanimous decision
July 2, 1947 Ernie Butler WWWWLL Kingston Armory, Kingston WIN
Unanimous decision
June 10, 1947 Gene Boland WWWWLW Scranton Stadium, Scranton WIN
Unanimous decision
May 13, 1947 Jiggs Donahue WWWWWW Watres Armory, Scranton WIN
Points
April 10, 1947 Patsy Gall LWWLWW Kingston Armory, Kingston WIN
Unanimous decision
March 6, 1947 Chubby Wright WLLLWD Kingston Armory, Kingston WIN
Unanimous decision
Feb. 13, 1947 Joey Freda LDWLWW Kingston Armory, Kingston WIN
Unanimous decision
Jan. 13, 1947 Young Beau Jack LDWLWW Coliseum, Baltimore WIN
Unanimous decision
Dec. 18, 1946 Billy Kilroy WWWWWW Watres Armory, Scranton LOSS
Corner retirement
Nov. 29, 1946 Stan Perrock LWWWLD Kingston Armory, Kingston WIN
Technical knockout
Oct. 28, 1946 Stanley Miller LLLLLL Watres Armory, Scranton WIN
Technical knockout
Sept. 26, 1946 Billy Brown WWWLWL Kingston Armory, Kingston WIN
KO
Sept. 3, 1946 Billy Brown LLWWWW Scranton Stadium, Scranton WIN
Points
Aug. 27, 1946 Joe Kiddish WWLWWW Harman-Geis Stadium, Hazleton WIN
Split-decision
Aug. 5, 1946 John Stoffy Scranton Stadium, Scranton WIN
KO
April 24, 1944 Al Harrison WD Casino Hall, Scranton DRAW
Points
April 17, 1944 George Henry Lyric Theatre, Allentown DRAW
Points
April 10, 1944 Billy Hayes WWWLLW Casino Hall, Scranton WIN
Split-decision
March 22, 1944 Joe Kiddish LWWWWL Holy Trinity Hall, Hazleton LOSS
Technical knockout
March 6, 1944 Chuck Kinney DWWLWW Kalurah Temple, Binghamton LOSS
KO
Feb. 14, 1944 Paulie Wilson WLLDLW Casino Hall, Scranton DRAW
Points
Feb. 7, 1944 Jackie Murphy Casino Hall, Scranton WIN
KO
Jan. 31, 1944 Ray Murphy W Casino Hall, Scranton WIN
Points
Jan. 17, 1944 Jack Leidinger Casino Hall, Scranton WIN
Technical knockout
Jan. 10, 1944 Jack Shea W Casino Hall, Scranton DRAW
Points