|Real name||Vincent Maddalone|
|Height||6 ft 2 in (188 cm)|
|Born||December 29, 1973|
New York City,
|Wins by KO||28|
Vincent "Vinny" Maddalone (born December 29, 1973) is an American professional boxer who fights at heavyweight. He has fought former world champions Tyson Fury, Alfred Cole, Jean-Marc Mormeck, and Evander Holyfield.
Maddalone, a hard-hitting brawler, turned professional in 1999 and became a popular contender often featured on ESPN. He suffered his first loss against former world champion Al Cole, and then later fought twice against Brian Minto, coming up short in both fights.
Maddalone is the youngest of three, and was pitching minor league baseball for the Adirondack Lumberjacks of the independent Northern League when the idea to enter a ToughMan contest first crossed his mind. He fought Friday nights and Saturday nights and was instantly hooked. A proud Italian American and a member of the Teamsters, Maddalone says that he is fighting hard and training hard to finally come to the day when it is just him and the heavyweight champion alone in the ring. He does admit that he had to learn quite a bit when going professional because he never had long amateur career.
Maddalone has had two fights with Brian Minto, the first on July 23, 2004, where Maddalone was stopped in the 10th and final round by knockout. Maddalone showed that he is a strong puncher (knocking Minto down in the very first round) and that he is very tough and can take a lot of hits. His next fight with Minto on October 1, 2005 Maddalone was stopped again, this time in the 7th round of 10 by a TKO. Maddalone has had some great success in the ring, winning most of his fights (16) by TKO. When he has knocked out opponents for a 10 count, it has been in the 1st or 2nd rounds, showing he is an extremely hard hitter.
A fight against Evander Holyfield on March 17, 2007, ended in a loss by TKO when his corner threw in the towel in the third round. This defeat was followed by four wins and a lost fight against Denis Boytsov in November 2008 and on April 28, 2009 he defeated Benji Baker by fourth round retirement. Thereafter he lost by unanimous decision against Jean Marc Mormeck but won his next fight against Dominique Alexander by way of technical knockout in the fifth round.On December 9, 2010 he lost fight against Tomasz Adamek who defended his IBF International Heavyweight and WBO and NABO Heavyweight Titles.
On July 7, 2012 fought Tyson Fury in Hand Arena, Clevedon, Somerset, UK for the WBO Intercontinental Title. He was beaten by ruling of TKO in the 5th round when the referee stopped the fight.
|37 Wins (28 knockouts), 8 Losses, 1 Draw, 1 No Decision|
|TKO||5 (12)||2012-07-07||For WBO Intercontinental Title|
|TKO||5 (12)||2010-12-09||For IBF International heavyweight title & WBO NABO heavyweight title. Maddalone was down once in the 5th round before the bout was stopped by the referee.|
|UD||8||2009-12-17||Scores were 77- 75, 79-75, 79-73.|
|RTD||4 (8)||2009-04-28||Baker down in the 1st, 3rd & 4th rounds.|
|TKO||3 (10)||2007-03-17||Maddalone cut over the left eye in round 1.|
|ND||5 (8)||2006-12-15||Originally a Technical Decision for Long after an unintentional head butt, later changed due to a violation of illegal substance policy.|
|Win||24–2||TKO||4 (8)||2005-06-18||Corner stoppage.|
|Win||2–0||Markowitz March||TKO||1 (4)||1999-05-15|
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