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Francesco Pianeta

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Nickname(s)  Italian Ace
Wins  31
Height  1.96 m
Total fights  34
Stance  Southpaw
Role  Boxer
Division  Heavyweight
Nationality  Italian
Name  Francesco Pianeta
Martial art  Boxing
Rated at  Heavyweight
Wins by KO  17
Weight  110 kg

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Born  8 October 1984 (age 38) Cosenza, Italy (1984-10-08)
Similar People  Ruslan Chagaev, Wladimir Klitschko, Manuel Charr, Tyson Fury

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Francesco Pianeta (born 8 October 1984) is an Italian professional boxer. He is a former European Union heavyweight champion and has challenged for the world heavyweight title.


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Pianeta was born in Corigliano in the province of Cosenza. When he was six his family emigrated to Germany and his father went to work in a butcher store.

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Before he turned to professional boxing Pianeta practiced Muay thai and had a record of 9 wins and one loss.

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Despite being a long-time Germany resident, Pianeta has held close ties with Italy and has stated that his ambition is to win the Italian heavyweight title.

Professional career

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Pianeta's first fight as a professional boxer was in July 2005, in Hessen, Germany, when he beat Slovakian journeyman Sylvester Petrovic with a second round knockout.

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Pianeta has subsequently won all of his first 27 fights, with 14 wins by KO and 1 draw. On May 4, 2013, Pianeta fought Wladimir Klitschko for WBA (Super), IBF, WBO, IBO & The Ring Heavyweight titles. He was knocked down 3 times by Klitschko and lost the bout by the way of TKO.

Pianeta is trained by Manfred Wolke and is promoted by SES Boxing. Although based in Germany, he has also fought in Italy, Ireland, Austria, Poland and Belgium.


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