Vincenzo Nardiello boxer

Vincenzo Nardiello boxer
bouts
41
won
34
lost
7
draw
0
Status
inactive
Division
super middleweight
Debut
1988-12-22
Height
5′ 10½″/179cm
Reach
-
Age
-
Born
1966-06-11
Death
-
Nationality
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.

Date Opponent Last Opponents' Results Place Result
1999-05-29 Glenn Odem LWWLLL Bari WIN
Points
1999-02-13 Richie Woodhall WWLWWW Telewest Arena, Newcastle LOST
Technical knockout
1997-10-04 Stanimir Todorov Vibo Valentia WIN
Technical knockout
1997-09-17 Nino Cirilo WLWLLL Fiumicino WIN
Points
1997-05-10 Tim Bryan LLWWWW Roma WIN
KO
1996-10-12 Robin Reid WWWWWW Forum, Assago, Milano LOST
Technical knockout
1996-07-06 Thulani Malinga WWWWWW Nynex Arena, Manchester WIN
Split-decision
1996-03-09 Norberto Bueno WWLWLL PalaLido, Milan WIN
KO
1996-01-13 Henry Wharton LWWLWW North Bridge Leisure Centre, Halifax LOST
Technical knockout
1995-12-16 Rolando Torres WLWLLW Voghera WIN
KO
1995-10-14 Toni Bayon WWDWWL Olympiahalle, Munich WIN
KO
1995-07-22 Nigel Benn WWDWWW London Arena, Millwall LOST
Technical knockout
1994-10-26 Massimiliano Bocchini WLWWLW Spotorno WIN
Technical knockout
1994-06-11 Frederic Seillier WWWWLW Le Zenith, Toulon LOST
Technical knockout
1993-11-26 Mauro Galvano WLWLWW Marino WIN
Unanimous decision
1993-07-16 Bruce Starling LDLWWW CSKA, Moscow WIN
Technical knockout
1993-05-28 Juan Alberto Barrero WWWWWL San Mango d'Aquino WIN
Points
1993-03-17 Ray Close WWWWLW Campione d'Italia LOST
Technical knockout
1992-12-16 Fidel Castro Smith WWWWWL Ariccia WIN
Points
1992-10-03 Mike Peoples LLLWLW Palaghiaccio de Marino, Marino WIN
Points
1992-07-22 Kenny Snow WLLLLL Palazzo Dello Sport, Capo d'Orlando WIN
Points
1992-06-25 Eladio Centurion LLLLWL Acquaflash di Licola, Licola WIN
KO
1992-03-12 Troy Watson LWLLLW Cirque d'Hiver, Paris WIN
Points
1991-12-13 Victor Cordoba WWWWWW Palais Omnisport de Paris-Bercy, Paris LOST
Technical knockout
1991-10-12 Tony Burke LLLWWL Stade Louis II, Fontvieille WIN
KO
1991-07-20 Edmundo Antonio Diaz LWLDLL Stadio delle Palme, Palermo WIN
Technical knockout
1991-06-08 Miguel Antonio Mosna WWLWLL La Spezia WIN
Points
1991-03-23 Miguel Angel Maldonado WLLLWL Vallecrosia WIN
Points
1991-01-26 Jorge Alberto Morello WWLWLL Palazzo Dello Sport, Sassari WIN
Points
1990-11-16 Daniel Alcides Ochoa LLLLLL Piove di Sacco WIN
KO
1990-10-15 Ismael Gonzalez LWLLDW Milan WIN
Technical knockout
1990-06-02 Gaston Cool LLLWLL Salice Terme WIN
Technical knockout
1990-05-12 Jean-Paul Roux WWLWLL Sassari Arena, Sassari WIN
Technical knockout
1990-03-13 Akim Zeroual WLLDLW Milan WIN
Technical knockout
1990-01-29 Franky Moro LWLLLL Milan WIN
Technical knockout
1989-07-15 Juan Graciano LWWLLL Vigevano WIN
KO
1989-06-08 Pedro Duran Ostia WIN
KO
1989-05-06 Sylvan Plowright LLLL Stadio Nicola De Simone, Syracuse WIN
Technical knockout
1989-03-10 Bechir Chaarane LLLWLL Bergamo WIN
Points
1989-01-28 Jimmy Gourad LLLLWL Milan WIN
Points
1988-12-22 Philip Houthoofdt WLLLLW Milan WIN
Points