Daniel Dăncuță

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Daniel Rică Dăncuță
Statistics
Weight(s) Heavyweight
Height1.92 m (6 ft 4 in)
NationalityRomanian
Born (1971-05-28) 28 May 1971 (age 49)
Bacău, Romania
Boxing record
Total fights19
Wins16
Wins by KO11
Losses3
Medal record
Men's amateur boxing
Representing Flag of Romania.svg  Romania
Romania National Amateur Boxing Championships
Silver medal icon (S initial).svg 1989 Bucharest Heavyweight
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 1990 Brăila Super heavyweight
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 1991 Bucharest Super heavyweight

Daniel Rică Dăncuță (born 28 May 1971) is a Romanian former professional boxer.

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Career

Daniel Dăncuță won twice the Romanian National Amateur Boxing Championship at the super heavyweight division in 1990 and 1991. [1] [2] He made his professional debut in 1992 at the age of 21 when he defeated Rudy Gutierrez by unanimous decision in a bout held at the Marriott Hotel from Irvine, California. [3] Through his career he fought against Larry Donald, Tony Tubbs, James Smith and Jimmy Thunder. [3] His professional career ended in 1995 with 16 wins and 3 defeats, all of his bouts took place in the United States as he had his residence in Anaheim, California. [3] During this period, Dăncuță worked for a while as sparring partner for Mike Tyson. [4] [5] [6]

Controversy

In December 2011 Dăncuță was arrested by the DIICOT, being accused of initiating and forming an organized criminal group. [7] [8] [9] [10] The main accusation was that the group was skimming credit cards in Italy, Sweden, Slovenia and Netherlands. [7] [8] [9] [10] On 8 February 2012, the Bucharest Court of Appeal admitted Dăncuță's request for provisional release under judicial control, but only six days later he was arrested again by DIICOT for violating the conditions of his judicial control by going to see the boxing match between Ronald Gavril and Andrejs Loginovs. [10] In 2014 he was convicted by a trial from Bucharest to 3 years and 6 months in prison. [6] For similar crimes he was convicted in Italy (2001), Great Britain (2005, 2007) and Germany (2008). [11] [12] [13]

Professional boxing record

Professional record summary
19 fights16 wins3 losses
By knockout111
By decision52
No.ResultRecordOpponentTypeRound, timeDateLocationNotes
19Loss16–3 Flag of New Zealand.svg Jimmy Thunder TKO2 (10), 2:529 May 1995 Flag of the United States.svg Aladdin Theatre, Las Vegas, U.S.
18Win16–2 Flag of the United States.svg Jordan KeepersTKO1 (8), 1:0517 April 1995 Flag of the United States.svg The MARK of the Quad Cities, Moline, Illinois, U.S.
17Win15–2 Flag of the United States.svg Craig Payne KO6 (8), 2:487 March 1995 Flag of the United States.svg Mystic Lake Casino Hotel, Prior Lake, Minnesota, U.S.
16Win14–2 Flag of the United States.svg Mike RobinsonTKO4 (8)18 August 1994 Flag of the United States.svg Foxwoods Resort, Ledyard, Connecticut, U.S.
15Win13–2 Flag of the United States.svg Larry DavisKO14 August 1994 Flag of the United States.svg Foxwoods Resort, Ledyard, Connecticut, U.S.
14Win12–2 Flag of the United States.svg Jerry JonesUD8 (8)21 July 1994 Flag of the United States.svg Foxwoods Resort, Ledyard, Connecticut, U.S.
13Win11–2 Flag of the United States.svg Dwayne HallTKO1, 2:2510 May 1994 Flag of the United States.svg Foxwoods Resort, Ledyard, Connecticut, U.S.
12Win10–2 Flag of the United States.svg James Smith UD3 (3)3 December 1993 Flag of the United States.svg Casino Magic, Bay St. Louis, Mississippi, U.S.
11Loss9–2 Flag of the United States.svg Tony Tubbs UD3 (3)3 December 1993 Flag of the United States.svg Casino Magic, Bay St. Louis, Mississippi, U.S.
10Win9–1 Flag of the United States.svg Derrick RoddyTKO1 (3), 2:303 December 1993 Flag of the United States.svg Casino Magic, Bay St. Louis, Mississippi, U.S.
9Win8–1 Flag of the United States.svg Phil PrinceTKO1 (6)26 October 1993 Flag of the United States.svg Foxwoods Resort, Ledyard, Connecticut, U.S.
8Win7–1 Flag of the United States.svg Matthew BrooksKO2 (4), 0:585 October 1993 Flag of the United States.svg Riviera, Las Vegas, U.S.
7Win6–1 Flag of the United States.svg Edward EscobedoPTS4 (4)30 August 1993 Flag of the United States.svg Kemper Arena, Kansas City, Missouri, U.S.
6Loss5–1 Flag of the United States.svg Larry Donald MD6 (6)6 June 1993 Flag of the United States.svg Aladdin, Las Vegas, U.S.
5Win5–0 Flag of the United States.svg Jimmy BillsTKO1 (6), 0:3820 April 1993 Flag of the United States.svg Riviera, Las Vegas, U.S.
4Win4–0 Flag of the United States.svg James Broad UD4 (4)14 February 1993 Flag of the United States.svg Aladdin, Las Vegas, U.S.
3Win3–0 Flag of the United States.svg Craig Brinson KO1 (4), 0:3724 September 1992 Flag of the United States.svg Marriott Hotel, Irvine, California, U.S.
2Win2–0 Flag of the United States.svg Ricardo PhillipsTKO1 (4)30 July 1992 Flag of the United States.svg Marriott Hotel, Irvine, California, U.S.
1Win1–0 Flag of the United States.svg Rudy GutierrezUD4 (4)25 June 1992 Flag of the United States.svg Marriott Hotel, Irvine, California, U.S.Professional debut

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References

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  8. 1 2 "UPDATE Boxerul băcăuan Daniel Dăncuță este acuzat de falsificare de carduri. Mascaţii au descins în cinci locuinţe din oraş!" [UPDATE Bacău boxer Daniel Dăncuță is accused of forgery of cards. The masked men descended on five houses in the city!] (in Romanian). Adevarul.ro. 14 December 2011. Retrieved 18 January 2021.
  9. 1 2 "Boxerul Daniel Dăncuță, ridicat de DIICOT într-un caz de fraudă prin skimming" [Boxer Daniel Dăncuță, picked up by DIICOT in a case of skimming fraud] (in Romanian). Mediafax.ro. 14 December 2011. Retrieved 18 January 2021.
  10. 1 2 3 "Boxerul Daniel Dăncuță a fost ridicat iar de DIICOT, pentru că s-a dus la meciul lui Ronald Gavril" [Boxer Daniel Dăncuță was picked up again by DIICOT, because he went to Ronald Gavril's match] (in Romanian). Mediafax.ro. 14 February 2012. Retrieved 18 January 2021.
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