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    1954: Joey Giardello At His Very Best by Mike Casey


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    Re: 1954: Joey Giardello At His Very Best

    Giardello
    (Carmine Orlando Telleli)

    BORN July 16 1930; Brooklyn, New York
    DIED September 4 2008; Cherry Hill, New Jersey
    HEIGHT 5-10
    WEIGHT 140-175 lbs
    RECORD 100-25-7 (32 KO 1 NC)


    Giardello was a talented, persistent fighter who was a crowd favorite because of his ready, willing and able style; He always gave a good account of himself; He boxed well, could dish it out and take it too; During his career, he won the Middleweight Championship of the World

    Joey defeated such men as "Sugar" Ray Robinson, Dick Tiger, Billy Graham, Joey Giambra, Ruben Carter, Harold Green, Gil Turner, Pierre Langlois, Henry Hank, Holly Mims, Randy Sandy, Walt Cartier, Garth Panter, Willie Troy, Rory Calhoun, Chico Vejar, Del Flanagan, Ralph "Tiger" Jones and Ernie Durando

    Giardello was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 1993

    1948
    Oct 1 Johnny Noel Trenton, NJ KO 2
    Oct 10 Jimmy Larkin Atlantic City, NJ KO 1
    Nov 7 Bobby Clark Wilkes-Barre, Pa W 4
    Nov 16 Jackie Cole Trenton, NJ KO 1
    Nov 20 Johnny Brown Reading, Pa KO 4
    Dec 16 Johnny Madison Atlantic City, NJ KO 1
    Dec 30 Willie Wigfall Philadelphia, Pa KO 1


    1949
    Feb 24 Clyde Diggs Philadelphia,Pa D 6
    Mar 15 Don Ennis Reading, Pa KO 4
    Apr 7 Bill Montgomery Philadelphia, Pa KO 1
    Apr 25 Ray Morris Wilkes-Barre, Pa W 4
    Apr 28 Joe Aurillo Philadelphia, Pa W 6
    May 2 Emerson Charles Philadelphia, Pa W 4
    Jun 6 Henry Vonsavage Philadelphia, Pa KO 2
    Jun 20 Ray Haas Philadelphia, Pa KO 3
    Jul 13 Leroy Fleming Washington, DC KO 1
    Nov 14 Mitchell Allen Philadelphia, Pa W 6
    Dec 5 Jim Dockery Philadelphia, Pa KO 2

    1950
    Jan 5 Johnny Fry Philadelphia, Pa W 6
    Jan 16 Joe DiMartino New Haven, Ct L 8
    Jan 26 Johnny Bernardo Philadelphia, Pa W 8
    Feb 9 Johnny Bernardo Philadelphia, Pa W 8
    Mar 23 Armando Amanini Brooklyn, NY W 8
    Mar 27 Steve Sabatino Philadelphia, Pa KO 1
    Mar 29 Johnny Brown Allentown, Pa W 6
    Apr 20 Tommy Varsos Brooklyn, NY KO 1
    May 4 Hurley Sanders Brooklyn, NY W 8
    May 17 Carey Mace New York, NY LK 8
    Aug 25 Al Berry Scranton, Pa KO 1
    Sep 26 Ted DiGiammo Wilkes-Barre, Pa KO 1
    Oct 16 Bruce Ubaldo Wilkes-Barre, Pa W 8
    Oct 26 Harold Green Brooklyn, NY LK 6
    Nov 27 Gene Roberts Philadelphia, Pa D 8
    Dec 18 Leroy Allen Philadelphia, Pa KO 5

    1951
    Jan 6 Freddie Lott Brooklyn, NY W 8
    Feb 10 Jan Henry Philadelphia, Pa W 8
    Feb 22 Hal Sampson Brooklyn, NY W 8
    Feb 24 Tony Wolfe Philadelphia, Pa KO 3
    Mar 15 Roy Wouters Philadelphia, Pa L 8
    Mar 29 Primo Cutler Philadelphia, Pa W 8
    Apr 12 Roy Wouters Philadelphia, Pa W 8
    Apr 30 Ernie Durando Scranton, Pa W 10
    May 25 Gus Rubicini New York, NY L 8
    Aug 13 Otis Graham Philadelphia, Pa W 8
    Aug 27 Johnny Noel Philadelphia, Pa W 8
    Sep 14 Tommy Bazzano New York, NY W 6
    Oct 8 Tony Amato New York, NY KO 7
    Nov 13 Attilio "Rocky" Castellani Scranton, Pa L 10
    Dec 12 Bobby Dykes Miami Beach, Fl L 10

    1952
    Jan 9 Sal DiMartino Miami Beach, Fl D 10
    Mar 28 Sammy Giuliani New York, NY D 8
    May 5 Joe Miceli Scranton, Pa D 10
    Jun 5 Roy Wouters Philadelphia, Pa W 6
    Jun 23 Pierre Langlois Brooklyn, NY W 10
    Aug 4 Billy Graham Brooklyn, NY W 10
    Sep 15 Georgie Small Brooklyn, NY W 10
    Oct 13 Joey Giambra Brooklyn, NY W 10
    Nov 11 Joey Giambra Buffalo, NY L 10
    Dec 15 Billy Graham New York, NY W 10

    1953
    Feb 2 Harold Green Brooklyn, NY W 10
    Mar 6 Billy Graham New York, NY L 12
    Apr 7 Gil Turner Philadelphia, Pa W 10
    May 30 Hurley Sanders Newark, NJ W 10
    Jun 26 Ernie Durando New York, NY W 10
    Sep 29 Johnny Saxton Philadelphia, Pa L 10
    Oct 26 Walter Cartier Brooklyn, NY W 10
    Nov 23 Tuzo Portuguez Brooklyn, NY W 10

    1954
    Jan 8 Garth Panter New York, NY KO 5
    Feb 5 Walter Cartier New York, NY KO 1
    Mar 19 Willie Troy New York, NY KO 7
    May 21 Pierre Langlois New York, NY L 10
    Jun 11 Bobby Jones New York, NY W 10
    Jul 7 Billy Kilgore Philadelphia, Pa W 10
    Sep 24 Ralph "Tiger" Jones Philadelphia, Pa W 10

    1955
    Jan 25 Al Andrews Norfolk, Va W 10
    Feb 15 Andy Mayfield Miami Beach, Fl KO 8
    Mar 1 Peter Mueller Milwaukee, Wi KO 2

    1956
    Feb 11 Tim Jones Trenton, NJ KO 10
    Mar 10 Hurley Sanders Paterson, NJ W 10
    Mar 27 Joe Shaw Philadelphia, Pa W 10
    May 7 Charlie Cotton New York, NY L 10
    May 28 Charlie Cotton New York, NY L 10
    Jul 2 Tony Baldoni New York, NY KO 1
    Jul 26 Franz Szuzina Milwaukee, Wi W 10
    Aug 28 James "Kid" Bussey Miami Beach, Fl KO 9
    Sep 28 Bobby Boyd Cleveland, Oh KO 5
    Nov 15 Charlie Cotton Milwaukee, Wi W 10
    Dec 14 Charlie Cotton Cleveland, Oh W 10

    1957
    Feb 6 Randy Sandy Chicago, Il W 10
    Mar 27 Willie Vaughn Kansas City, Mo NC 10
    -Vaughn was declared the winner; Then, the Missouri Commission
    ordered a "No Decision" verdict because one judge used the wrong
    points system
    May 17 Rory Calhoun Cleveland, Oh W 10
    Jul 2 Joe Gray Detroit, Mi KO 6
    Jul 17 Chico Vejar Louisville, Ky W 10
    Sep 27 Bobby Lane Cleveland, Oh KO 7
    Nov 5 Wilfred Greaves Denver, Co W 10
    Dec 27 Ralph "Tiger" Jones Miami Beach, Fl W 10

    1958
    Feb 12 Franz Szuzina Philadelphia, Pa W 10
    May 5 Rory Calhoun San Francisco, Ca W 10
    Jun 11 Franz Szuzina Washington, DC W 10
    Jun 30 Joey Giambra San Francisco, Ca L 10
    Nov 19 Spider Webb San Francisco, Ca LK 7

    1959
    Jan 28 Ralph "Tiger" Jones Louisville, Ky L 10
    May 6 Holly Mims Washington, DC W 10
    Jun 16 Del Flanagan St. Paul, Mn KO 1
    Aug 11 Chico Vejar St. Paul, Mn W 10
    Sep 30 Dick Tiger Chicago, Il L 10
    Nov 4 Dick Tiger Cleveland, Oh W 10

    1960
    Apr 20 Gene Fullmer Bozeman, Mt D 15
    -NBA Middleweight Championship of the World
    Sep 27 Clarence Hinnant Billings, Mt KO 3
    Oct 11 Terry Downes London, Eng L 10
    Dec 1 Peter Mueller Cologne, Ger L 10

    1961
    Mar 6 Ralph Dupas New Orleans, La L 10
    May 15 Wilfred Greaves Philadelphia, Pa KO 9
    Jul 10 Henry Hank Detroit, Mi L 10
    Sep 12 Jesse Smith Philadelphia, Pa W 10
    Nov 6 Jesse Smith Chicago, Il W 10
    Dec 12 Joe DeNucci Boston, Ma D 10

    1962
    Jan 30 Henry Hank Philadelphia, Pa W 10
    Jul 9 Jimmy Beecham St. Paul, Mn W 10
    Aug 6 George Benton Philadelphia, Pa L 10
    Nov 12 Johnny Morris Baltimore, Md W 10

    1963
    Feb 25 Wilfred Greaves Jacksonville, Fl W 10
    Mar 25 Ernie Burford Philadelphia, Pa W 10
    Jun 24 "Sugar" Ray Robinson Philadelphia, Pa W 10
    Dec 7 Dick Tiger Atlantic City, NJ W 15
    -WBC Middleweight Championship of the World;
    WBA Middleweight Championship of the World

    1964
    Apr 17 Rocky Rivero Cleveland, Oh W 10
    May 22 Rocky Rivero Cleveland, Oh W 10
    Dec 14 Rubin "Hurricane" Carter Philadelphia, Pa W 15
    -WBC Middleweight Championship of the World;
    WBA Middleweight Championship of the World

    1965
    Apr 23 Gil Diaz Cherry Hills, NY W 10
    Oct 21 Dick Tiger New York, NY L 15
    -WBC Middleweight Championship of the World;
    WBA Middleweight Championship of the World

    1966
    Sep 22 Cash White Reading, Pa W 10
    Dec 5 Nate Collins San Francisco, Ca LK 8

    1967
    May 22 Jack Rodgers Pittsburgh, Pa L 10
    Nov 6 Jack Rodgers Philadelphia, Pa W 10

    Record courtesy of Tracy Callis, Historian, International Boxing Research Organization

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