Things you didn't know about Emiliano Marsili
Queensberry Promotions' newest signing Gavin Gwynne (16-2-1, 4KO) will fight for the vacant European lightweight championship against unbeaten Italian Emiliano Marsili (42-0-1, 16KO) at the Copper Box Arena on Saturday December 2, live on TNT Sports.
Despite being a professional boxer for over 20 years, not much is known about the 47-year-old southpaw, so BBN found a whole host of facts about him here:
Emiliano Marsili was born August 11, 1976, in Civitavecchia, Italy.
His boxing nickname is 'Tizzo', which is Italian for 'Dude'.
His professional debut was in his home city on May 31, 2003, winning all four rounds against Claudiu Pop.
He reached 11-0 by November 2006, but the first time he came up against a fellow Italian, the 10-round Italian lightweight championship contest was scored a draw.
The next time he fought an Italian, in his 21st fight, in 2009, he won his first title – the WBC Mediterranean lightweight belt.
In his first and only fight abroad, he came to Liverpool in 2012 to defeat Derry Mathews via seventh-round TKO to claim the vacant IBO World lightweight championship.
He added the EBU lightweight title in 2013 and defended it four times.
He has also won Italian, WBC Silver and WBA Inter-Continental lightweight titles.
In June 2016, he managed to earn a shot a WBC world title against Dejan Zlatičanin at the Turning Stone Resort Casino in New York, but had to pull out due to illness.
In his 20-year pro career, he has boxed in 267 rounds over 43 bouts.
His partner is called Stefania Morra and they have a 23-year-old daughter, Emanuela Marsili.
He is a fan of Italian pop band, Tiromancino.
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