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July 9, 1989 | CHRIS FOSTER, Times Staff Writer
They called him "The Rock," as in Rocky Rossiano. He didn't like it. To Vince Colandrea, a.k.a. Vinnie Rossiano, there was only one Rocky. And he didn't do sequels. But in 1961, Colandrea came out of Fresno billed as another Rocky Marciano, with a little Tony Galento thrown in. Fighting under the name Vinnie Rossiano, Colandrea had a brief, somewhat bizarre fling with boxing. In all, he had five fights before a head injury--away from the ring--ended his career in 1962.
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July 9, 1989 | CHRIS FOSTER, Times Staff Writer
They called him "The Rock," as in Rocky Rossiano. He didn't like it. To Vince Colandrea, a.k.a. Vinnie Rossiano, there was only one Rocky. And he didn't do sequels. But in 1961, Colandrea came out of Fresno billed as another Rocky Marciano, with a little Tony Galento thrown in. Fighting under the name Vinnie Rossiano, Colandrea had a brief, somewhat bizarre fling with boxing. In all, he had five fights before a head injury--away from the ring--ended his career in 1962.
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