Ex-world champ Rocchigiani killed in car accident

Berlin, October 2 (AFP) Former German boxing champion, Graciano Rocchigiani, who won belts with two different weights, died in a car accident in Italy on Tuesday, aged 54.

Brandenburg police confirmed the death of Rocchigiani to SID, a subsidiary of AFP, which informed the relatives of the former boxer.

The & # 39; Rocky & # 39; of Germany won the IBF super middleweight belt in 1988, which he defended three times before vacating to move to light heavyweight.

went down again in 1994, but lost to British Chris Eubank in points when he faced the WBO super middleweight world title in Berlin.

Then, in 1998, Rocchigiani was crowned world champion for the second time when he took the vacancy of the WBC. – Heavyweight title with a split decision against American fighter Michael Nunn in Berlin.

Overall, Rocchigiani won 41 of his 48 professional fights, 19 of which were by knockout

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