Oddone Piazza

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Piazza_OddoneODDONE PIAZZA
Italian middleweight
Born  : 28 November 1908, San Antonio Val del Pasubio (Italy)
Died  : 21 September 1967, Boston, MA 
Height: 5:10"; Weight: 160 lbs.
Compiler: Luckett Davis
Photo : Vince Collitti
 

Piazza arrived on the Roma with the Italian National Boxing Team on January 27, 1930, to compete in an International Tournament against the United States and Germany in Boston (Feb 3), New York (Feb 10), and Grand Rapids (Feb 17). He was scheduled to return to Italy on Feb 22nd. But circumstances allowed Piazza and teammate Werther Arcelli to remain in Boston where they turned professional. He returned to Italy for several years before returning to the United States. He later became a US citizen and settled in Dorchester, MA.

 

Main sources of information for record: Boston Globe; Sessant’Anni di Pugilato Italiano.

 

1930

 

Mar 31 Bernie Monahan             Fall River MA       TKO 4

Apr  7 Steve Sadowski             Salem MA            TKO 2

Apr 15 Tom Quigley                Boston              TKO 3

May 26 Johnny Sweeney             Boston               KO 3

Jun  9 Willie Callahan            Boston              TKO 3

Jul 23 John Patrick Sullivan      Boston                W 8

Oct 21 Billy Gonyea               Boston               KO 4

Dec  5 Willie Oster               Boston                W 6

 

1931

 

Jan 23 Johnny Curcio              Providence RI       TKO 6

Feb  9 Leo Larrivee               Boston                L 8

Mar  6 Allie Wolff                Boston               KO 2

Aug  9 Ludwig Raszka              Udine ITALY          KO 3

Sep 16 Alfred Pegazanno           Milan ITALY         TKO 7

Nov  3 Raul Rojas                 Milwaukee WIS        W 10

Nov 19 Henry Firpo                Milwaukee            D 10

 

1932

 

Jan 25 Gorilla Jones              Milwaukee        TKO by 6

       (for vacant NBA World middleweight title)

Feb 15 Norman Conrad              Salem                L 10

May  3 Ray Lopez                  Boston              KO  4

Jun  7 Manny Davis                Portland ME          W 12

Jul  7 Leo Larrivee               Boston               L 12

       (for New England Middleweight Title)

Jul 26 Leo Larrivee               Boston               L 12

       (for New England Middleweight Title)

Oct 14 Alexis Marin        Milan                       W 10

 

1933

 

Feb 8 Clemente Meroni             Milan                L 12

       (for Italian middleweight title)

May 23 Emile Romerio              Milan               TKO 5

Jun 12 Jock McAvoy                London               L 10

Dec  3 Rodolfo Redaelli           Milan               TKO 6

 

1934

 

Feb 12 Clemente Meroni            Milan                L 12

       (for Italian middleweight title)

Mar  8 Giuliano Battistoni        Milan               TKO 6

Mar 25 Aldo Menabeni              Firenze ITALY        L 10

Apr 21 Alfredo Oldoini            Milan               TKO 6

Jun  3 Roger Besneux              Antibes FRANCE       W 10

Jun 27 Marcel Thil                Paris FRANCE         L 10

Dec  8 Mario Casadei              Milan                L 10

 

1935

 

Feb 23 Mario Caroselli            Rome ITALY           L 10

Apr 15 Luigi de Laurentis         Milan                W 10

Jul I0 Leopold Steinbach          Vienna AUSTRIA       D 10

Aug  1 Karl Neubauer              Vienna               D  8

Oct  6 Mario Pifia                Marseille FRANCE    KO  3

Oct 15 Kid Baudin                 Milan               TKO 6

Dec  1 Gustav Eder                Cologne GERMANY   KO by 4

 

1936

 

Apr 12 Luigi de Laurentis         Milan                W 10

May  6 Alfredo Oldoini            La Spezia ITALY      L 10

 

1937

 

Feb  1 Mario Casadei              Milan                L 10

May  5 Assane Diouf               Marseille            L 10

Sep 27 Nando Strozzi              Ferrara              W  8

 

1938

 

Apr 19 Tony Celli                 Milan               TKO 3

Jul 14 Benito Faraci              Milan               TKO 6

Aug 25 Renato di Giacomo          Milan               TKO 4

Sep  7 Nando Strozzi              Milan                 W 8