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Vincenzo Nardiello boxer

Vincenzo Nardiello image
Status inactive
Division super middleweight
Height 5′ 10½″/179cm
Debut 1988-12-22
Born 1966-06-11
Nationality Italy
Residence Casalpalocco, Lazio, Italy
bouts
41
won
34
lost
7
draw
0
bouts
41
won
34
lost
7
draw
0
Status inactive
Division super middleweight
Height 5′ 10½″/179cm
Debut 1988-12-22
Born 1966-06-11
Nationality Italy
Residence Casalpalocco, Lazio, Italy

Nardiello was born in Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, Germany. A former world champion in the super middleweight division, he and Roy Jones Jr. are best remembered as the two boxers who were controversially robbed of decisions against eventually Olympic light middleweight gold medalist Park Si-Hun in the last two rounds of the 1988 Olympics despite Nardiello and Jones clearly landing more punches in their bouts. Two of the judges in Jones versus Si-Hun finals were banned for life after the tournament, while the third admitted his card was a mistake, with Jones being named the outstanding fighter of the tournament. Si-Hun apologized and retired. The stain of the 'bad decisions' in the 1988 Olympics stayed with Nardiello and Jones for the rest of their careers. 36 of 37 Americans got decisions in boxing in the 1984 Olympics in the United States, and the South Koreans had vowed to get back at the American media for being terribly wronged in 1984, and Nardiello and Jones were targets of the South Korean scorecards of the time. Nardiello, who lost a 3-2 split decision Park Si-Hun, felt he had been cheated, argued with the officials at ringside and had to be physically dragged from the Seoul Olympics ring area.Nardiello turned pro after the 1988 Olympics and won seventeen consecutive bouts. On 13 December 1991, Nardiello was stopped in the 11th round of his first world title bout by WBA Super Middleweight champion Victor Corboba in France. He then won and lost, regained and lost again the European Super Middlewight title in bouts in Italy and France. After knocking Massimiliano Bocchini in Italy, Nardiello again challenged for a world title, but was stopped in the eighth round of a London bout against WBC Super Middleweight champion Nigel Benn, in Benn's first bout since his bout with Gerald McClellan who sustained critical injuries. Benn then lost his title to Thulani Malinga, lost his last three title bouts and retired in 1996. Nardiello qualified for another world title shot by knocking out Norberto Bueno in Italy. On 6 July 1996, in Manchester, England, Nardiello defeated WBC champion Thulani Malinga to win a share of the World Super Middleweight title in his third attempt. Nardiello lost the WBC title in Milan, Italy, later in 1996, when he was stopped by Robin Reid After winning three more bouts, Nardiello was unsuccessful in his final world title bout, getting stopped in the sixth round of a WBC World Super Middleweight title bout against Richie Woodhall (who had lost the 'other' 1988 Olympics semi-final bout to Jones) on 13 February 1999. Nardiello retired after winning a six-round decision over Glenn Odem in Italy on 29 May 1999.

Nardiello was born in Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, Germany. A former world champion in the super middleweight division, he and Roy Jones Jr. are best remembered as the two boxers who were controversially robbed of decisions against eventually Olympic light middleweight gold medalist Park Si-Hun in the last two rounds of the 1988 Olympics despite Nardiello and Jones clearly landing more punches in their bouts. Two of the judges in Jones versus Si-Hun finals were banned for life after the tournament, while the third admitted his card was a mistake, with Jones being named the outstanding fighter of the tournament. Si-Hun apologized and retired. The stain of the 'bad decisions' in the 1988 Olympics stayed with Nardiello and Jones for the rest of their careers. 36 of 37 Americans got decisions in boxing in the 1984 Olympics in the United States, and the South Koreans had vowed to get back at the American media for being terribly wronged in 1984, and Nardiello and Jones were targets of the South Korean scorecards of the time. Nardiello, who lost a 3-2 split decision Park Si-Hun, felt he had been cheated, argued with the officials at ringside and had to be physically dragged from the Seoul Olympics ring area.Nardiello turned pro after the 1988 Olympics and won seventeen consecutive bouts. On 13 December 1991, Nardiello was stopped in the 11th round of his first world title bout by WBA Super Middleweight champion Victor Corboba in France. He then won and lost, regained and lost again the European Super Middlewight title in bouts in Italy and France. After knocking Massimiliano Bocchini in Italy, Nardiello again challenged for a world title, but was stopped in the eighth round of a London bout against WBC Super Middleweight champion Nigel Benn, in Benn's first bout since his bout with Gerald McClellan who sustained critical injuries. Benn then lost his title to Thulani Malinga, lost his last three title bouts and retired in 1996. Nardiello qualified for another world title shot by knocking out Norberto Bueno in Italy. On 6 July 1996, in Manchester, England, Nardiello defeated WBC champion Thulani Malinga to win a share of the World Super Middleweight title in his third attempt. Nardiello lost the WBC title in Milan, Italy, later in 1996, when he was stopped by Robin Reid After winning three more bouts, Nardiello was unsuccessful in his final world title bout, getting stopped in the sixth round of a WBC World Super Middleweight title bout against Richie Woodhall (who had lost the 'other' 1988 Olympics semi-final bout to Jones) on 13 February 1999. Nardiello retired after winning a six-round decision over Glenn Odem in Italy on 29 May 1999.

Date Opponent Last Opponents' Results Place Titles Result
May 29, 1999 Glenn Odem LWWLLL Bari WIN
Points
Feb. 13, 1999 Richie Woodhall WWLWWW Telewest Arena, Newcastle World Boxing Council World Super Middleweight

LOSS
Technical knockout
Oct. 4, 1997 Stanimir Todorov Vibo Valentia World Boxing Council World Super Middleweight

WIN
Technical knockout
Sept. 17, 1997 Nino Cirilo WLWLLL Fiumicino World Boxing Council World Super Middleweight

WIN
Points
May 10, 1997 Tim Bryan LLWWWW Roma World Boxing Council World Super Middleweight

WIN
KO
Oct. 12, 1996 Robin Reid WWWWWW Forum, Assago, Milano World Boxing Council World Super Middleweight

LOSS
Technical knockout
July 6, 1996 Thulani Malinga WWWWWW Nynex Arena, Manchester World Boxing Council World Super Middleweight

WIN
Split-decision
March 9, 1996 Norberto Bueno WWLWLL PalaLido, Milan World Boxing Council World Super Middleweight

WIN
KO
Jan. 13, 1996 Henry Wharton LWWLWW North Bridge Leisure Centre, Halifax EBU European Super Middleweight

LOSS
Technical knockout
Dec. 16, 1995 Rolando Torres WLWLLW Voghera EBU European Super Middleweight

WIN
KO
Oct. 14, 1995 Toni Bayon WWDWWL Olympiahalle, Munich EBU European Super Middleweight

WIN
KO
July 22, 1995 Nigel Benn WWDWWW London Arena, Millwall World Boxing Council World Super Middleweight

LOSS
Technical knockout
Oct. 26, 1994 Massimiliano Bocchini WLWWLW Spotorno World Boxing Council World Super Middleweight

WIN
Technical knockout
June 11, 1994 Frederic Seillier WWWWLW Le Zenith, Toulon EBU European Super Middleweight

LOSS
Technical knockout
Nov. 26, 1993 Mauro Galvano WLWLWW Marino vacant EBU European Super Middleweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
July 16, 1993 Bruce Starling LDLWWW CSKA, Moscow WIN
Technical knockout
May 28, 1993 Juan Alberto Barrero WWWWWL San Mango d'Aquino WIN
Points
March 17, 1993 Ray Close WWWWLW Campione d'Italia EBU European Super Middleweight

LOSS
Technical knockout
Dec. 16, 1992 Fidel Castro Smith WWWWWL Ariccia WIN
Points
Oct. 3, 1992 Mike Peoples LLLWLW Palaghiaccio de Marino, Marino WIN
Points
July 22, 1992 Kenny Snow WLLLLL Palazzo Dello Sport, Capo d'Orlando WIN
Points
June 25, 1992 Eladio Centurion LLLLWL Acquaflash di Licola, Licola WIN
KO
March 12, 1992 Troy Watson LWLLLW Cirque d'Hiver, Paris WIN
Points
Dec. 13, 1991 Victor Cordoba WWWWWW Palais Omnisport de Paris-Bercy, Paris World Boxing Association World Super Middleweight

LOSS
Technical knockout
Oct. 12, 1991 Tony Burke LLLWWL Stade Louis II, Fontvieille World Boxing Association World Super Middleweight

WIN
KO
July 20, 1991 Edmundo Antonio Diaz LWLDLL Stadio delle Palme, Palermo World Boxing Association World Super Middleweight

WIN
Technical knockout
June 8, 1991 Miguel Antonio Mosna WWLWLL La Spezia World Boxing Association World Super Middleweight

WIN
Points
March 23, 1991 Miguel Angel Maldonado WLLLWL Vallecrosia World Boxing Association World Super Middleweight

WIN
Points
Jan. 26, 1991 Jorge Alberto Morello WWLWLL Palazzo Dello Sport, Sassari World Boxing Association World Super Middleweight

WIN
Points
Nov. 16, 1990 Daniel Alcides Ochoa LLLLLL Piove di Sacco World Boxing Association World Super Middleweight

WIN
KO
Oct. 15, 1990 Ismael Gonzalez LWLLDW Milan World Boxing Association World Super Middleweight

WIN
Technical knockout
June 2, 1990 Gaston Cool LLLWLL Salice Terme World Boxing Association World Super Middleweight

WIN
Technical knockout
May 12, 1990 Jean-Paul Roux WWLWLL Sassari Arena, Sassari World Boxing Association World Super Middleweight

WIN
Technical knockout
March 13, 1990 Akim Zeroual WLLDLW Milan World Boxing Association World Super Middleweight

WIN
Technical knockout
Jan. 29, 1990 Franky Moro LWLLLL Milan World Boxing Association World Super Middleweight

WIN
Technical knockout
July 15, 1989 Juan Graciano LWWLLL Vigevano World Boxing Association World Super Middleweight

WIN
KO
June 8, 1989 Pedro Duran Ostia World Boxing Association World Super Middleweight

WIN
KO
May 6, 1989 Sylvan Plowright LLLL Stadio Nicola De Simone, Syracuse World Boxing Association World Super Middleweight

WIN
Technical knockout
March 10, 1989 Bechir Chaarane LLLWLL Bergamo World Boxing Association World Super Middleweight

WIN
Points
Jan. 28, 1989 Jimmy Gourad LLLLWL Milan World Boxing Association World Super Middleweight

WIN
Points
Dec. 22, 1988 Philip Houthoofdt WLLLLW Milan World Boxing Association World Super Middleweight

WIN
Points