Silvio Branco

Silvio Branco (born 26 August 1966 in Civitavecchia, Italy) is a professional boxer of Romani origin (184 cm height) in the cruiserweight (200 lb) division.

Silvio Branco
Statistics
Real nameSilvio Branco
Nickname(s)Il Barbaro
Weight(s)
Height6 ft 0 12 in (184 cm)
NationalityItalian
Born (1966-08-26) August 26, 1966 (age 54)
Civitavecchia, Italy
Stanceorthodox
Boxing record
Total fights77
Wins63
Wins by KO37
Losses11
Draws3
No contests0

CareerEdit

1992 he was outpointed by undefeated southpaw Agostino Cardamone for the Italian middleweight title. When Cardamone vacated he could win the vacant crown later. He challenged undefeated Richie Woodhall for the European title but was taken apart and KOd. 1996 he beat respected contender Thomas Tate and won hereby the lightly regarded WBU middleweight title. He faced Cardamone twice more and lost both fights.

One division higher he controversially outpointed Glen Johnson and upset Robin Reid in England. He got a super middleweight IBF title fight but lost a lopsided decision against Sven Ottke.

He went up again in 2003 and lost a bid for the vacant European light heavy title against southpaw Stipe Drviš. Later the same year Mehdi Sahnoune who had won the vacant WBA title looked for an easy challenger and was sensationally KOd by Branco. He lost the title 2004 in his very next fight against veteran Fabrice Tiozzo and also lost a second European title bid to Thomas Ulrich by KO.

He defeated Puerto Rican puncher Manny Siaca on Thursday 27 July 2006 to win the WBA interim light-heavyweight championship. When Tiozzo laid down his title on 19 October 2006, Silvio Branco became again the full WBA world champion. He lost this title on 28 April 2007 once more against the Croatian boxer Stipe Drviš. Branco lost to WBC light heavyweight champion Jean Pascal in Montreal on 25 September 2009.

Professional boxing recordEdit

62 Wins (37 knockouts, 25 decisions), 10 Losses (4 knockouts, 6 decisions), 2 Draws [1]
Result Record Opponent Type Round Date Location Notes
Win 6-38   Jevgenijs "Lucky" Andrejevs UD 6 08/07/2011   Civitanova Marche, Italy
Win 39-6-2   Vincenzo Rossitto UD 12 27/11/2010   Civitavecchia, Italy WBC International Cruiserweight Title. 116-112, 115-114, 117-112.
Win 24-5   Laszlo Hubert TKO 4 05/02/2010   Fuscaldo, Italy WBC International Cruiserweight Title. Referee stopped the bout at 2:59 of the fourth round.
Loss 23-1   Jean Pascal TKO 10 25/09/2009   Montreal, Quebec, Canada WBC World Light Heavyweight Title. Referee stopped the bout at 2:19 of the tenth round.
Win 10-14-7   Zoltan Kallai TKO 4 20/06/2009   Cesano, Italy
Win 9-19-3   Roland Horvath TKO 3 10/04/2009   Casoria, Italy
Win 10-8   Abdelkader Benzinia UD 6 19/04/2008   Bucharest, Romania
Win 47-10-1   Peter Venancio TD 9 19/10/2007   Neukoeln, Berlin, Germany WBC International/Latino Light Heavyweight Titles. 89-81, 88-82, 88-82.
Loss 31-1   Stipe "Spiderman" Drews UD 12 28/04/2007   Oberhausen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany WBA World Light Heavyweight Title. 113-116, 112-116, 113-115.
Win 20-5   Manny Siaca UD 12 27/07/2006   Velodromo Vigorelli, Milan, Lombardia, Italy WBA interim World Light Heavyweight Title. 119-109, 119-109, 119-109.
Win 6-11   Radek Seman TKO 4 16/12/2005   Milan, Italy
Win 8-0   Drago "Dragon" Janjusevic TKO 6 17/06/2005   Milan, Italy
Win 17-24-1   Zoltan "Babyface" Beres TKO 4 20/05/2005   Santa Marinella, Italy Referee stopped the bout at 2:03 of the fourth round.
Win 15-1-1   Sasha Mitreski TKO 5 21/12/2004   Sabaudia, Italy WBA Intercontinental Light Heavyweight Title. Referee stopped the bout at 2:12 of the fifth round.
Win 17-15-1   Ramdane Serdjane PTS 10 05/10/2004   Civitavecchia, Italy
Loss 26-1   Thomas Ulrich KO 11 17/07/2004   Zwickau, Saxony, Germany EBU Light Heavyweight Title. Branco knocked out at 0:51 of the 11th round.
Loss 45-2   Fabrice Tiozzo MD 12 20/03/2004   Lyon, Rhône, France WBA World Light Heavyweight Title. 112-114, 112-114, 113-113.
Win 24-0   Mehdi Sahnoune TKO 11 10/10/2003   Palais des Sports de Marseille, Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône, France WBA World Light Heavyweight Title.
Win 14-10-2   Raul Esteban Barreto TKO 5 22/07/2003   Pavia, Italy
Win 13-18-1   Zoltan "Babyface" Beres TKO 5 31/05/2003   Civitavecchia, Italy
Loss 22-0   Stipe "Spiderman" Drews UD 12 08/02/2003   Neukoeln, Berlin, Germany EBU Light Heavyweight Title. 114-115, 111-117, 112-116.
Win 4-25-1   Anton Lascek KO 1 24/11/2002   Rijeka, Croatia
Win 12-6-1   Ramdane Serdjane PTS 6 13/04/2002   Campione d'Italia, Italy
Win 11-4-1   Juergen "The Rock" Hartenstein KO 1 09/02/2002   Civitavecchia, Italy IBF Intercontinental Light Heavyweight Title.
Win 12-0   Julien Chamayou PTS 6 17/11/2001   Civitavecchia, Italy
Win 10-1   Yohan Gimenez PTS 6 20/10/2001   Trieste, Italy
Win 13-2-1   Didier Poujol KO 1 28/04/2001   Civitavecchia, Italy
Loss 20-0   Sven "Phantom" Ottke UD 12 16/12/2000   Karlsruhe, Baden-Württemberg, Germany IBF World Super Middleweight Title. 111-117, 111-117, 112-116.
Win 26-2-1   Robin Reid UD 12 24/06/2000   Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom WBU World Super Middleweight Title. 115-111, 118-109, 117-110.
Win 36-5   Glen "Road Warrior" Johnson UD 12 15/04/2000   Padua, Italy WBU World Super Middleweight Title. 236-226, 238-221, 237-222.
Win 19-8-1   Marco Antonio Duarte UD 6 20/11/1999   Sabaudia, Italy
Win 17-8-3   Patrick Swann PTS 6 26/06/1999   Benevento, Italy
Win 26-44-1   Anthony "Poison" Ivory PTS 8 15/05/1999   Capo d'Orlando, Italy
Loss 32-2   Agostino Cardamone UD 12 27/03/1999   Civitavecchia, Italy WBU World Middleweight Title. 111-116, 113-114, 111-116.
Loss 31-2   Agostino Cardamone KO 10 18/12/1998   Brindisi, Italy WBU World Middleweight Title.
Win 27-10-2   Anthony Andrews TKO 8 22/08/1998   Calatafimi, Italy WBU World Middleweight Title.
Win 26-2   Rogerio Cacciatore UD 12 27/06/1998   Messina, Italy WBU World Middleweight Title. 119-109, 120-108, 120-107.
Win 16-3   Darren "Checkmate" Maciunski UD 12 17/12/1997   Calatafimi, Italy WBU World Middleweight Title. 119-109, 120-110, 120-108.
Win 19-4-2   Gustavo Francisco Freda TKO 6 28/08/1997   Civitavecchia, Italy WBU World Middleweight Title. Referee stopped the bout at 2:05 of the sixth round.
Win 46-11-5   Ricardo Raul Nunez TKO 10 12/06/1997   Giulianova, Italy WBU World Middleweight Title. Referee stopped the bout at 1:09 of the tenth round.
Win 26-6-1   Verno Phillips UD 12 13/02/1997   Civitavecchia, Italy WBU World Middleweight Title. 116-112, 114-113, 117-112.
Win 30-4   Thomas "Ice Tea" Tate UD 12 12/09/1996   Civitavecchia, Italy WBU World Middleweight Title. 115-112, 119-108, 116-111.
Win 0-19-1   Csaba Olah TKO 4 08/08/1996   San Mango d'Aquino, Italy
Draw 22-1-3   Rodney Toney PTS 12 02/05/1996   Civitavecchia, Italy WBU World Super Middleweight Title. 115-113, 115-115, 110-118.
Win 19-11   Jozsef Zoltan Nagy KO 1 20/01/1996   Marsala, Italy
Win 35-5-4   Luis Dionisio Barrera TKO 12 30/11/1995   Frosinone, Italy IBF Intercontinental Middleweight Title.
Win 12-4   "Czar" Alexander Zaitsev PTS 12 02/08/1995   Erice, Italy IBF Intercontinental Middleweight Title.
Loss 18-0   Richie Woodhall TKO 9 22/02/1995   Telford, Shropshire, United Kingdom EBU Middleweight Title.
Win 62-10-5   Miguel Angel Arroyo PTS 12 14/10/1994   Tandil, Buenos Aires, Argentina WBC International Middleweight Title.
Win 10-0-1   Ivano Biagi KO 1 29/06/1994   Follonica, Italy Italy Middleweight Title.
Win 20-2-2   Stefano Pompilio KO 1 05/03/1994   Grosseto, Italy Italy Middleweight Title.
Win 31-7-1   Giovanni De Marco TKO 3 29/12/1993   Capo d'Orlando, Italy Italy Middleweight Title.
Win 10-3   Luigi De Cicilia TKO 3 20/08/1993   Civitavecchia, Italy Italy Middleweight Title.
Win 16-22-1   Horace Fleary PTS 6 16/04/1993   Rome, Italy
Win 9-6-1   Patrice Cord'Homme PTS 6 20/01/1993   Avoriaz, Haute-Savoie, France
Win 3-35-1   Tomas Negro Garcia KO 1 25/09/1992   Voghera, Italy
Loss 15-0   Agostino Cardamone PTS 12 01/02/1992   Civitavecchia, Italy Italy Middleweight Title.
Win 12-53   Larry "Cable Guy" McCall KO 1 21/11/1991   Perugia, Italy
Win 0-1   Erich Ecker KO 2 05/07/1991   Civitavecchia, Italy
Win 27-29-1   Ian Chantler KO 2 15/05/1991   Montichiari, Italy
Win 5-3   Ray Webb PTS 8 27/03/1991   Mestre, Italy
Win 8-11   Samuel Isiko KO 2 16/11/1990   Piove di Sacco, Italy
Win 9-16-2   Eric Taton KO 2 15/10/1990   Milan, Italy
Win 2-13-1   Abdel Bejaoui KO 3 25/05/1990   Tunis, Tunisia
Win 2-2   Libema Nzua PTS 6 29/01/1990   Milan, Italy
Draw 16-14-3   Judas Clottey PTS 8 09/12/1989   Teramo, Italy
Win 11-22-2   Bechir Chaarane KO 2 14/10/1989   Catanzaro, Italy
Win 11-20-3   Jimmy Gourad KO 3 21/07/1989   Tarquinia, Italy
Win 9-5-1   Young Gully KO 2 10/06/1989   Civitavecchia, Italy
Win 0-1 Alfredo Reyes KO 1 25/05/1989   Rozzano, Italy
Win 5-6   Patrick Delacourt KO 1 14/04/1989   Milan, Italy
Win 3-2-1   Xhafer Vishaj PTS 6 30/12/1988   Civitavecchia, Italy
Win 14-33-7   Piero Spadaccini KO 6 15/09/1988   Milan, Italy
Win 3-2-2   Philip Houthoofdt KO 5 14/07/1988   Milan, Italy

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Achievements
Preceded by
Mehdi Sahnoune
WBA light heavyweight champion
October 10, 2003 – March 20, 2004
Regular title from November 8, 2003
Succeeded by
Fabrice Tiozzo
Vacant
Title last held by
Richard Hall
WBA light heavyweight champion
Interim title

July 27, 2006 - October 19, 2006
Promoted
Vacant
Title next held by
Felix Valera
Preceded by
Fabrice Tiozzo
WBA light heavyweight champion
October 19, 2006 – April 28, 2007
Succeeded by
Stipe Drviš
Titles in pretence
Vacant
Title last held by
Dana Rosenblatt
World Middleweight Champion
WBU recognition

12 September 1996 - 18 December 1998
Succeeded by
Agostino Cardamone