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Graciano Rocchigiani Record

Total Fights48
Title Wins2
Title Defenses3
Title-Fight KOs2
KO Wins19
KO Losses1
Graciano Rocchigiani Record & Stats
Graciano Rocchigiani's Record
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      What is Graciano Rocchigiani's boxing record?

      In a professional boxing career spanning 19 years and eight months, Graciano Rocchigiani fought 48 times with 41 wins, 6 losses, and 1 draw.

      Rocchigiani retired from professional boxing with a record of 41-6-1, which included two world-title wins and three successful title defense fights at the super-middleweight weight division. He had a 39.6% knockouts-to-fights ratio with 19 of his total 48 fights being knockout wins, two of which were in title fights. The only knockout loss in Rocchigiani's career was a 10th round TKO loss to Dariusz Michalczewski in a light-heavyweight title fight.

      His last fight was a 12-round unanimous decision defeat to Thomas Ulrich on May 10, 2003.

      Some of Rocchigiani's best fights and notable victories include wins over Michael Nunn, Rodrigo Benech, John Keys, Kevin Whaley-El, Alex Blanchard, Chris Reid, and Thulani Malinga.

      48May 10, 200339Thomas UlrichLossUD
      47Feb 10, 200137Willard LewisWinUD
      46Apr 15, 200036Dariusz MichalczewskiLoss *TKO10
      45Mar 21, 199834Michael NunnWin *SD
      44Mar 22, 199733John ScullyWinUD
      43Aug 10, 199632Dariusz MichalczewskiLoss *DQ
      42Apr 6, 199632Pietro PellizzaroWinPTS
      41Oct 14, 199531Henry MaskeLoss *UD
      40May 27, 199531Henry MaskeLoss *UD
      39Dec 10, 199430Frederic SeillierDrawPTS
      38Oct 22, 199430Willie KempWinKO2
      37May 28, 199430Charles OliverWinTKO6
      36Feb 5, 199430Chris EubankLoss *UD
      35Oct 15, 199329Ricky ThomasWinPTS
      34Sep 11, 199329Kevin Whaley-ElWinTKO6
      33Jun 26, 199329Lester YarbroughWinPTS
      32Sep 13, 199127Alex BlanchardWinTKO9
      31Feb 28, 199127Crawford AshleyWinSD
      30Dec 7, 199026Mike SedilloWinPTS
      29Sep 7, 199026Rodrigo BenechWinKO3
      28Dec 1, 198925John KeysWinKO2
      27Jan 27, 198925Thulani MalingaWin *UD
      26Oct 7, 198824Chris ReidWin *TKO11
      25Jun 3, 198824Nicky WalkerWin *UD
      24Mar 11, 198824Vincent BoulwareWin *TKO8
      23Dec 5, 198723Mustafa HamshoWinTKO1
      22Oct 30, 198723John HeldWinPTS
      21Oct 17, 198723Lahcen M'HamdiWinTKO3
      20Oct 3, 198723Tommy TaylorWinPTS
      19Sep 14, 198723Ahmed LaghlaliWinTKO2
      18Oct 3, 198622Manfred JassmannWinPTS
      17May 12, 198622Ian LazarusWinKO8
      16Mar 1, 198622James CookWinPTS
      15Nov 29, 198521Antoine AlcantaraWinKO2
      14Nov 8, 198521Rudiger BitterlingWinTKO3
      13Aug 31, 198521Moussa Kassongo MukandjoWinUD
      12Apr 26, 198521Steve JohnsonWinPTS
      11Mar 9, 198521Tony JenkinsWinTKO6
      10Dec 1, 198420Philippe SeysWinPTS
      9Oct 5, 198420Tony BrittonWinPTS
      8Sep 15, 198420Butangi NzolamesoWinPTS
      7Apr 27, 198420Franz DorferWinTKO2
      6Feb 24, 198420Mick MorrisWinUD
      5Feb 10, 198420Mauro Hernandez da CruzWinPTS
      4Jan 14, 198420Chaed RingoWinTKO2
      3Nov 5, 198319Jan LefeberWinPTS
      2Oct 7, 198319Marnix HeytensWinTKO1
      1Sep 10, 198319Esperno PostlWinTKO2

      * World-title fight

      Boxing career

      Graciano Rocchigiani (Rocky) was a German professional boxer. He was born in Duisburg, North Rhine-Westphalia, West Germany on December 29, 1963. He was a two-weight-class world champion. Rocchigiani died on October 1, 2018 at the age of 54 years. His professional boxing career spanned more than 19 years — from 1983 to 2003.

      Rocchigiani made his professional boxing debut against Esperno Postl at the age of 19 on September 10, 1983, defeating Postl via 2nd round TKO. He went on to win 34 more consecutive fights after the debut, which included 16 wins via stoppage.

      He had his first world title fight at the age of 24 on March 11, 1988 after 23 professional fights, against Vincent Boulware for the super-middleweight IBF (vacant) title. He defeated Boulware via 8th round TKO to become the super-middleweight champion of the world.

      Rocchigiani won two world titles at two weight classes. For all the details about Rocchigiani's world title wins and defenses refer to the "Championships" section below.

      Rocchigiani had a total of six losses in his professional boxing career.

      His last professional fight was a non-title bout against Thomas Ulrich at 39 years of age, on May 10, 2003. Rocchigiani lost the fight via 12 round unanimous decision.


      Rocchigiani had a total of 10 world-title fights, which includes winning two world titles and three successful title defenses. He won five of these fights and lost five.

      Title Wins

      Graciano Rocchigiani fought for world titles in seven fights and won two of these fights, winning one of them via way of stoppage. In total, he won two belts across two weight classes.

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles WonMethod
      Mar 21, 1998Michael NunnLight-heavyweightWBC*SD
      Mar 11, 1988Vincent BoulwareSuper-middleweightIBF*TKO
      * Vacant title

      Title Defenses

      Graciano Rocchigiani had three super-middleweight world-title defense fights.

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles DefendedMethod
      Jan 27, 1989Thulani MalingaSuper-middleweightIBFUD
      Oct 7, 1988Chris ReidSuper-middleweightIBFTKO
      Jun 3, 1988Nicky WalkerSuper-middleweightIBFUD


      Rocchigiani fought a total of 48 times during his professional career, which includes 10 world-title fights at two weight divisions. These three fights are the highlight of his career.

      • March 11, 1988: Rocchigiani wins his first world title by defeating Vincent Boulware via 8th round TKO. He is now the IBF super-middleweight world champion.

      • January 27, 1989: Rocchigiani successfully defends the IBF super-middleweight title against Thulani Malinga, winning the fight via 12 round unanimous decision.

      • March 21, 1998: Rocchigiani wins the WBC light-heavyweight title from Michael Nunn, by beating Nunn via 12 round split decision.


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