NJ Boxing HOF

ERNIE DURANDO

Inducted on October 14, 1979

Ernie Durando was born in Bayonne, New Jersey on April 7, 1925. He turned pro in 1946, losing only 1 
of his first 17 bouts. His devastating right hand punch earned him the nickname of "The Rock," and 
he became one of boxing's most feared middleweights. His record includes knockouts over Joe LaScala, 
Jimmy Herring, Joey DeJohn, Danny Ruggiero, Mike DeCosmo, Vinnie Cidone, Rocky Castellani, Sal 
Belloise, and European champ Charlie Humez. Ernie also defeated Paddy Young, Norman Hayes,
Mario Mareno and Tony Mosciarello. An outstanding record, making Durando well deserving of tonight's 
honor.

Ernie retired in 1957, and went to work for the New Jersey Turnpike Authority as the Safety 
Coordinator, a position he still holds. He is also a member of the N.J. State Athletic Commission, 
and is a licensed judge. Ernie is married, has two children and two grandchildren. They are wife 
Marge, son Ernie, daughter Anna Marie, and grandchildren Daniel John, and Gavin. He is a member of 
Ring #14, Jersey City. Ernie provided the fans with many exciting evenings of boxing thrills and 
upset victories. Weare honored to have the name of Ernie "The Rock" Durando on our roster, a credit 
to his family, his community and to the Boxing World.


Ernie Durando

Alias      The Rock   
Birth Name Armando Ernest Durando
Country    US American
Hometown   Bayonne, NJ
Birthplace Bayonne, NJ
Division   Middleweight
Born       1926-04-07 
Died       1992-05-00 
Height     174        
Manager    Abe Bressler & Louis Laird


Career Record   www.boxrec.com

Date       Opponent                  Location                  Result      
1945-10-25 Joe Froiju                New Brunswick, NJ, USA    W TKO  1 
1945-11-15 Red Rossi                 Highland Park, NJ, USA    W PTS  4 
1946-01-17 Willie Radin              Highland Park, NJ, USA    W PTS  4 
1946-04-02 Cliff Garden              Somerville, NJ, USA       W PTS  4 
1946-04-23 Mickey Logan              Somerville, NJ, USA       L PTS  4 
1946-09-17 Eddie Matt                Jersey City, NJ, USA      W KO   4 
1946-10-01 Artie Murphy              Jersey City, NJ, USA      W KO   2 
1946-10-15 Bobby Baldwin             Jersey City, NJ, USA      D PTS  4 
1946-11-12 Tiger Jack                Jersey City, NJ, USA      W PTS  4 
1946-11-26 Tony Wilson               Jersey City, NJ, USA      W KO   1 
1946-12-03 Joey LaScala              Jersey City, NJ, USA      W KO   2 
1947-01-21 Eddie Brown               Jersey City, NJ, USA      W KO   2 
1947-02-04 Joe Relich                Jersey City, NJ, USA      W KO   2 
1947-02-11 Eli DeLoach               Jersey City, NJ, USA      W KO   3 
1947-03-10 Danny Ruggerio            New York, NY, USA         W KO   1 
1947-03-18 Roy Wilson                Jersey City, NJ, USA      W PTS  6 
1947-04-01 Eric Oliver               Jersey City, NJ, USA      W KO   1 
1947-07-01 Jimmy Milligan            Union City, NJ, USA       W KO   4 
1947-07-15 Freddie Patterson         Union City, NJ, USA       W PTS  8 
1947-08-05 Billy Ellison             Elizabeth, NJ, USA        W KO   2 
1947-09-24 Esco Greenwood            Jersey City, NJ, USA      W PTS  8 
1947-10-14 Jules Rinaldo             Jersey City, NJ, USA      L PTS  8 
1948-11-09 Tom Thomas                Jersey City, NJ, USA      W KO   1 
1948-11-23 Earl Peoples              Jersey City, NJ, USA      W KO   1 
1948-12-07 Roger Muriel              Jersey City, NJ, USA      L PTS  8 
1949-01-19 Johnny Crosby             Jersey City, NJ, USA      W KO   1 
1949-02-02 Mike DeCosmo              Jersey City, NJ, USA      D PTS  8 
1949-03-09 Mike DeCosmo              Jersey City, NJ, USA      W KO   8 
1949-06-28 Billy Lee                 Bayonne, NJ, USA          W KO   8 
1949-08-01 Jimmy Taylor              Newark, NJ, USA           L PTS  8 
1949-08-29 Jimmy Milligan            Newark, NJ, USA           W KO   2 
1949-09-09 Jimmy Snedeker            New York, NY, USA         W KO   1 
1949-09-23 Jimmy Flood               New York, NY, USA         L KO   6 
1949-11-21 Jimmy Mills               Jersey City, NJ, USA      W KO   2 
1949-12-16 Jimmy Sanders             New York, NY, USA         W KO   2 
1950-01-27 Rocky Castellani          New York, NY, USA         L UD  10 
1950-03-08 Vinnie Cidone             New York, NY, USA         W TKO  4 
1950-05-26 Sal Belloise              New York, NY, USA         W TKO  5 
1950-06-19 Mario Moreno              Brooklyn, NY, USA         W PTS  8 
1950-08-23 Tony Masciarelli          Bayonne, NJ, USA          W PTS  8 
1950-09-15 Paddy Young               New York, NY, USA         L UD  10 
1950-10-23 Paul Pender               Boston, MA, USA           L PTS 10 
1950-11-09 Joey DeJohn               Cleveland, OH, USA        W KO   5 
1950-12-04 Harold Green              Cleveland, OH, USA        L PTS 10 
1951-02-02 Harold Green              New York, NY, USA         L UD  10 
1951-04-30 Joey Giardello            Scranton, PA, USA         L PTS 10 
1951-05-16 Joe Bonadies              Elizabeth, NJ, USA        W TKO  6 
1951-07-30 Bobby Dykes               Miami, FL, USA            L PTS 10 
1951-09-07 Jimmy Herring             New York, NY, USA         W TKO  2 
1951-11-02 Paddy Young               New York, NY, USA         W SD  10 
1951-11-30 Paddy Young               New York, NY, USA         D PTS 10 
1952-01-11 Rocky Castellani          New York, NY, USA         W TKO  7 
1952-03-07 Paddy Young               New York, NY, USA         L UD  10 
1952-06-27 Norman Hayes              New York, NY, USA         W UD  10 
1952-10-27 Freddie Lott              Providence, RI, USA       W TKO  7 
1953-03-27 Paddy Young               New York, NY, USA         L UD  12 
1953-06-26 Joey Giardello            New York, NY, USA         L UD  10 
1953-09-02 Randy Sandy               St. Louis, MO, USA        D PTS 10 
1953-10-23 Charles Humez             Paris, France             W KO   6 
1954-02-19 Rocky Castellani          New York, NY, USA         L UD  10 
1954-03-29 Ted Olla                  Milwaukee, WI, USA        W TKO  8 
1954-06-09 Billy Kilgore             Miami Beach, FL, USA      L TKO 10 
1954-10-25 Bobby Dykes               Milwaukee, WI, USA        W SD  10 
1954-12-14 Jesse Turner              Kansas City, MO, USA      W SD  10 
1954-12-28 Peter Mueller             Milwaukee, WI, USA        L KO   7 
1955-02-04 Kid Gavilan               New York, NY, USA         L SD  10 
1955-06-17 Ralph Jones               New York, NY, USA         L TKO  6 
1956-07-05 Jimmy Martinez            Portland, OR, USA         W PTS 10 
1956-10-13 Fernando Spallotta        Paterson, NJ, USA         W TKO  7 
1956-12-24 Angelo DeFendis           New York, NY, USA         L KO   1 
1957-02-18 Gene Fullmer              Denver, CO, USA           L UD  10 

Record to Date
Won 45 (KOs 31)  Lost 22  Drawn 4  Total 71  

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