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Overview (2)

Nicknames Joe
The Blond Bomber
Height 5' 7½" (1.71 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Joe Marciano was one of kick-boxing most promising fighters in the early and mid 1980s. With a lean build and blond hair, a former U.S. Army paratrooper, he trained in kick-boxing under the guidance of the legendary Burt Rodriguez. Marciano began his professional kick-boxing career in North Miami, Florida and soon compiled a 12-1 record and a top ten world rating in the super-lightweight division. Marciano was noted for his relentless punching style and iron chin. From 1983-1985 he made his move and met numerous world rated contenders with mixed results; he lost decisions to Howard Jackson (World Kickboxing Welterweight Champion), was stopped in 3 rounds by World Kickboxing Middleweight Champ Steve Sheppard, lost a decision to 12th rated Mark Gurley, and dropped a nod to U.S. Lightweight Champion Yoel Judah. In 1985 on the comeback trail Marciano defeated 3 straight opponents including a decision over David "Wild Man" Ruiz. In the March 1985 Star System Computered World Kickboxing Ratings compiled by Paul Maslak (future movie producer), Marciano now 18-10, with 8 knockouts was rated 20th in the world in the Super-Lightweight Division. He retired a short-time later. He also had an impressive amateur boxing career, winning his first 29 fights. His amateur record was 30-1.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: angelsunchained

Trade Mark (1)

His thick glasses

Trivia (10)

Undefeated in his first 11 fights.
3rd Degree Black Belt.
Studied with 7th Degree Black Belt Burt Rodriguez.
Fought World Kickboxing Champions Steve Sheppard, Joel Judah, and Howard Jackson.
Florida Superwelterweight Kickboxing Champion.
On August 7, 1982 in North Miami, FL, Joe Marciano won a 5-round decision over Louie Bennett.
On September 18, 1982, Joe Marciano scored a 3rd round technical knockout over Clarence Jackson in Gainesville, FL.
On July 8, 1983, Joe Marciano lost by 2nd round kick-knockout to former World Middleweight Champion Steve Shepherd in Miami,FL.
On April 5, 1986, Joe Marciano Knocked out undefeated Mike Fernandez in West Palm Beach, FL in 1 round.
Marciano lost a 7-round decision to Clark Hare on November 6, 1982 in West Palm Beach, Florida.

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