Alessandro Mazzinghi

Alessandro "Sandro" Mazzinghi (3 October 1938 – 22 August 2020) was an Italian professional boxer who held the world light middleweight championship twice.

Sandro Mazzinghi
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Sandro Mazzinghi
Statistics
Real nameAlessandro Mazzinghi
NationalityItalian
Born(1938-10-03)3 October 1938
Pontedera, Italy
Died22 August 2020(2020-08-22) (aged 81)
Pontedera, Italy
Boxing record
Total fights69
Wins64
Wins by KO42
Losses3
Draws0
No contests2

BiographyEdit

In 1961 Mazzinghi won the Military World Championships. The same year he turned professional, following his elder brother Guido. He eventually became a European and World Champion, and had a record of 64–3–0–2 (42 KOs). Of these matches, five were valid for the European title and 8 for the World title. On 7 September 1963 he won the world light middleweight title, defeating the American Ralph Dupas by a ninth-round technical knockout in Milan.[1][2] In December of the same year, a rematch took place in Sydney, Australia, and Mazzinghi won again by knockout.

He remained world champion until 1965, a year in which he suffered a terrible accident. The boxer remained in critical condition for some days, with a skull fracture that would condition his career in the following years. Mazzinghi came back in the ring to defend his title in Genoa, Italy, against Tony Montano (knockout in the 12th round) and in Rome, against Fortunato Manca (winning by decision in 15 rounds).

On 18 June 1965 Mazzinghi faced Nino Benvenuti and lost by knockout in the sixth round, losing his world title. In their rematch, Mazzinghi barely escaped an early round knockout when he was floored – unable to rise in time he was saved by the bell. He rebounded from that close call to give Benvenuti a hard fight, but Benvenuti won by decision.

Mazzinghi started again and gained the Superwelter European crown in Rome, Italy, on 17 June 1966 defeating Yoland Leveque; he defended his title four times.

On 26 May 1968, Mazzinghi beat Korean Ki-Soo Kim in "San Siro" Stadium, Milan, Italy, regaining the world light middleweight crown.

On 25 October he fought against American Freddie Little, but was disqualified by the referee for an illegal blow; this decision was revoked and the result of the match was changed to a "no contest". A few days later, the Italian Boxing Federation took away the title from Mazzinghi, after the WBA wouldn't.[3]

In 1970 he left boxing for seven years, and would make a comeback from 1977 to 1978. He retired in 1978.


Professional boxing recordEdit

Professional record summary
67 fights 64 wins 3 losses
By knockout 42 1
By decision 21 2
By disqualification 1 0
No. Result Record Opponent Type Round Date Age Location Notes
69 Win 64–3 (2) Jean Claude Warusfel PTS 10 Mar 4, 1978 39 years, 152 days Florence, Toscana, Italy
68 Win 63–3 (2) Gianni Mingardi PTS 8 Dec 26, 1977 39 years, 84 days Florence, Toscana, Italy
67 Win 62–3 (2) David Adkins PTS 10 Nov 3, 1977 39 years, 31 days Castellanza, Lombardia, Italy
66 Win 61–3 (2) Willie Warren KO 8 (10) Oct 31, 1970 32 years, 28 days Bologna, Emilia Romagna, Italy
65 Win 60–3 (2) Eddie Pace SD 10 Sep 10, 1970 31 years, 342 days Milan, Lombardia, Italy
64 Win 59–3 (2) Harold Richardson KO 5 (10) Jul 2, 1970 31 years, 272 days Milan, Lombardia, Italy
63 Win 58–3 (2) Harry Scott PTS 10 Apr 18, 1970 31 years, 197 days Palazzetto dello Sport, Bologna, Emilia Romagna, Italy
62 Win 57–3 (2) Cipriano Hernandez KO 2 (10) Dec 17, 1969 31 years, 75 days Silver Slipper, Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.
61 NC 56–3 (2) Wilfredo Hurst NC 8 (10) Mar 28, 1969 30 years, 176 days Roma, Lazio, Italy
60 NC 56–3 (1) Freddie Little NC 8 (15) Oct 25, 1968 30 years, 22 days Palazzetto dello Sport, Roma, Lazio, Italy WBA and WBC light middleweight titles at stake;
Little originally declared as the winner via knockout
before referee Tomser declared the bout a no-contest
59 Win 56–3 Levi Campbell PTS 10 Sep 14, 1968 29 years, 347 days Florence, Toscana, Italy
58 Win 55–3 Kim Ki-soo SD 15 May 26, 1968 29 years, 236 days Stadio San Siro, Milan, Lombardia, Italy Won WBA and WBC super-welterweight titles
57 Win 54–3 Bobby Cassidy TKO 2 (10) Apr 5, 1968 29 years, 185 days Palazzetto dello Sport, Roma, Lazio, Italy
56 Win 53–3 Art Hernandez RTD 4 (8) Feb 9, 1968 29 years, 129 days Roma, Lazio, Italy
55 Win 52–3 Jo Gonzales KO 4 (15) Dec 1, 1967 29 years, 59 days Palazzetto dello Sport, Roma, Lazio, Italy Retained EBU super-welterweight title
54 Win 51–3 Wally Swift TKO 6 (15) Sep 9, 1967 28 years, 341 days Milan, Lombardia, Italy Retained EBU super-welterweight title
53 Win 50–3 Gomeo Brennan PTS 10 Jul 14, 1967 28 years, 284 days Palazzetto dello Sport, Roma, Lazio, Italy
52 Win 49–3 Henry Aldrich PTS 10 Apr 7, 1967 28 years, 186 days Palazzetto dello Sport, Roma, Lazio, Italy
51 Win 48–3 Jean Baptiste Rolland TKO 10 (15) Feb 3, 1967 28 years, 123 days Palazzo dello Sport (Pad. 3 Fiera), Milan, Lombardia, Italy Retained EBU super-welterweight title
50 Win 47–3 Bo Hogberg TKO 14 (15) Nov 11, 1966 28 years, 39 days Johanneshov, Stockholm, Sweden Retained EBU super-welterweight title
49 Win 46–3 Tony Noriega PTS 10 Oct 14, 1966 28 years, 11 days Teramo, Abruzzo, Italy
48 Win 45–3 Yoland Levèque KO 12 (15) Jun 17, 1966 27 years, 257 days Roma, Lazio, Italy Won EBU super-welterweight title
47 Win 44–3 Herman Dixon TKO 2 (10) May 6, 1966 27 years, 215 days Torino, Piemonte, Italy
46 Win 43–3 Sugar Cliff TKO 4 (10) Apr 1, 1966 27 years, 180 days Roma, Lazio, Italy
45 Win 42–3 James Shelton RTD 5 (10) Feb 11, 1966 27 years, 131 days Bologna, Emilia Romagna, Italy
44 Loss 41–3 Nino Benvenuti UD 15 Dec 17, 1965 27 years, 75 days Palazzetto dello Sport, Roma, Lazio, Italy For WBA and WBC super-welterweight titles
43 Win 41–2 Oscar Miranda TKO 5 (10) Oct 15, 1965 27 years, 12 days Torino, Piemonte, Italy
42 Loss 40–2 Nino Benvenuti KO 6 (15) Jun 18, 1965 26 years, 258 days Stadio San Siro, Milan, Lombardia, Italy Lost WBA and WBC super-welterweight titles
41 Win 40–1 Mel Ferguson KO 3 (10) Apr 30, 1965 26 years, 209 days Genoa, Liguria, Italy
40 Win 39–1 Isaac Logart PTS 10 Apr 2, 1965 26 years, 181 days Palazzetto dello Sport, Roma, Lazio, Italy
39 Win 38–1 Isaac Logart TKO 5 (10) Jan 23, 1965 26 years, 112 days Palazzo dello Sport (Pad. 3 Fiera), Milan, Lombardia, Italy
38 Win 37–1 Fortunato Manca PTS 15 Dec 11, 1964 26 years, 69 days Palazzetto dello Sport, Roma, Lazio, Italy Retained WBA and WBC super-welterweight titles
37 Win 36–1 Gaspar Ortega TKO 7 (10) Nov 6, 1964 26 years, 34 days Palazzetto dello Sport, Roma, Lazio, Italy
36 Win 35–1 Tony Montano TKO 12 (15) Oct 3, 1964 26 years, 0 days Palazzo Dello Sport, Genoa, Liguria, Italy Retained WBA and WBC super-welterweight titles
35 Win 34–1 Cecil Mott KO 5 (12) Aug 14, 1964 25 years, 316 days Terracina, Lazio, Italy
34 Win 33–1 Charley Austin DQ 7 (10) Jun 26, 1964 25 years, 267 days Torino, Piemonte, Italy
33 Win 32–1 Charley Austin TKO 9 (10) Apr 24, 1964 25 years, 204 days Stadio Olimpico, Roma, Lazio, Italy
32 Win 31–1 Hilario Morales TKO 3 (10) Apr 12, 1964 25 years, 192 days Milan, Lombardia, Italy
31 Win 30–1 Ralph Dupas TKO 13 (15) Dec 2, 1963 25 years, 60 days Sydney Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Retained WBA and WBC super-welterweight titles
30 Win 29–1 Ralph Dupas TKO 9 (15) Sep 7, 1963 24 years, 339 days Velodromo Vigorelli, Milan, Lombardia, Italy Won WBA and WBC super-welterweight titles
29 Win 28–1 Mohamed Sahib TKO 8 (10) Jul 13, 1963 24 years, 283 days Pontedera, Toscana, Italy
28 Win 27–1 Wilf Greaves KO 5 (10) Jun 7, 1963 24 years, 247 days Velodromo Vigorelli, Milan, Lombardia, Italy
27 Win 26–1 Don Fullmer TKO 8 (10) May 5, 1963 24 years, 214 days Velodromo Vigorelli, Milan, Lombardia, Italy
26 Win 25–1 Tony Montano UD 10 Apr 5, 1963 24 years, 184 days Palazzetto dello Sport, Roma, Lazio, Italy
25 Win 24–1 Rocky Randell TKO 1 (10) Mar 8, 1963 24 years, 156 days Milan, Lombardia, Italy
24 Win 23–1 Joseph NGan KO 4 (8) Mar 1, 1963 24 years, 149 days Florence, Toscana, Italy
23 Win 22–1 Hippolyte Annex RTD 9 (10) Jan 28, 1963 24 years, 117 days Palais des Sports, Paris, Paris, France
22 Win 21–1 Francesco Fiori PTS 8 Dec 14, 1962 24 years, 72 days Palazzetto dello Sport, Roma, Lazio, Italy
21 Win 20–1 Fabio Bettini PTS 8 Nov 9, 1962 24 years, 37 days Milan, Lombardia, Italy
20 Win 19–1 Charles Attali TKO 1 (10) Oct 15, 1962 24 years, 12 days Palais des Sports, Paris, Paris, France
19 Win 18–1 Daniel Leullier PTS 8 Sep 24, 1962 23 years, 356 days Bologna, Emilia Romagna, Italy
18 Win 17–1 Fabio Bettini PTS 8 Aug 19, 1962 23 years, 320 days Casino Municipale, San Remo, Liguria, Italy
17 Loss 16–1 Giampaolo Melis PTS 8 Jul 27, 1962 23 years, 297 days Roma, Lazio, Italy
16 Win 16–0 Charley Kassem KO 1 (10) Jul 18, 1962 23 years, 288 days Florence, Toscana, Italy
15 Win 15–0 Paolo Cottino KO 3 (10) Jun 30, 1962 23 years, 270 days Saint-Vincent, Valle d'Aosta, Italy
14 Win 14–0 Jackie Cailleau PTS 8 Jun 20, 1962 23 years, 260 days Florence, Toscana, Italy
13 Win 13–0 Claude Canu TKO 4 (8) Jun 6, 1962 23 years, 246 days Prato, Toscana, Italy
12 Win 12–0 Teddy Schall KO 4 (8) Apr 2, 1962 23 years, 181 days Bologna, Emilia Romagna, Italy
11 Win 11–0 Mohamed Seba TKO 5 (8) Mar 23, 1962 23 years, 171 days Florence, Toscana, Italy
10 Win 10–0 Gerhard Moll TKO 5 (8) Feb 23, 1962 23 years, 143 days Florence, Toscana, Italy
9 Win 9–0 Nic Maric PTS 6 Feb 16, 1962 23 years, 136 days Milan, Lombardia, Italy
8 Win 8–0 Ahmed ben Hamida TKO 3 (6) Feb 5, 1962 23 years, 125 days Bologna, Emilia Romagna, Italy
7 Win 7–0 Claudio Buniva PTS 6 Jan 19, 1962 23 years, 108 days Palazzetto dello Sport, Roma, Lazio, Italy
6 Win 6–0 Guglielmo Paulon TKO 3 (8) Jan 4, 1962 23 years, 93 days Bologna, Emilia Romagna, Italy
5 Win 5–0 Francesco Pondrelli TKO 2 (8) Dec 26, 1961 23 years, 84 days Bologna, Emilia Romagna, Italy
4 Win 4–0 Germano Cavalieri KO 2 (8) Dec 15, 1961 23 years, 73 days Florence, Toscana, Italy
3 Win 3–0 Renato Ravasi TKO 3 (8) Nov 9, 1961 23 years, 37 days Palazzetto dello Sport, Roma, Lazio, Italy
2 Win 2–0 Mario Della Corte PTS 6 Oct 20, 1961 23 years, 17 days Florence, Toscana, Italy
1 Win 1–0 Severino Gagliardi KO 2 (6) Sep 15, 1961 22 years, 347 days Teatro Puccini, Florence, Toscana, Italy

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Alessandro Mazzinghi - Lineal Junior Middleweight Champion". The Cyber Boxing Zone Encyclopedia.
  2. ^ "Dupas To Risk Title In Milan". Milwaukee Sentinel. 23 July 1963.
  3. ^ "Nevada Quites World BA Over Little". The Spokesman-Review. 21 November 1968.

External linksEdit

Sporting positions
Regional boxing titles
Preceded by EBU super welterweight champion
17 June 1966 – 1968
Vacated
Vacant
Title next held by
Remo Golfarini
World boxing titles
Preceded by WBA super welterweight champion
7 September 1963 – 18 June 1965
Succeeded by
WBC super welterweight champion
7 September 1963 – 18 June 1965
Undisputed super welterweight champion
7 September 1963 – 18 June 1965
Preceded by WBA super welterweight champion
26 May 1968 – November 1968
Stripped of title
Vacant
Title next held by
Freddie Little
WBC super welterweight champion
26 May 1968 – 8 November 1968
Stripped
Undisputed super welterweight champion
26 May 1968 – 8 November 1968
Titles fragmented