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VIDEO: Roseland Boxer Vito Mielnicki, Jr. wins in Technical Knockout during Prudential Center Christmas Fight

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"It was a beautiful right hand that hurt him. He was a tough guy and he made me work all night. At 19-years-old going 10-rounds, I felt great and my wind was great. I want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas. I'm blessed to be in this position and we definitely can't wait to be back in 2022.” ~ Vito Mielnicki, Jr.

Sunday, Dec. 26, 2021

Christmas night, boxing fans across the country watched as 19-year-old 147-pound welterweight Vito Mielnicki, Jr.,of Roseland, defeated Nicholas DeLomba after a 10th-round Technical Knockout (TKO). The main event took place at Prudential Center in Newark and was broadcast nationally on FOX.

Mielnicki, Jr. Professional Boxing History

As an amateur, Mielnicki had a 147-22 record and in 2018 he qualified for USA Boxing’s Junior National Team. At that point he and his father, promoter Vito Mielnicki Sr., decided that it was time for him to fight professionally; as of last night he's only been defeated once.“

Jul 13, 2019

Vito Mielnicki Jr. made a spectacular professional boxing debut Saturday night. A vicious left-right combination by Mielnicki sent Smith crashing to the canvas just over a minute into the first round. Referee Shada Murdaugh immediately stopped the fight, one minute and 16 seconds into it.” ~ Keith Idec, Boxing Scene
  • Knockout (KO) Win over Tamarcus Smith, in the first round
    Prudential Center, Newark, NJ

Sep 20, 2019

  • KO Win over Caleb Bailey
    Bailey was knocked down twice in the first round
    La Hacienda Event Center, Midland, TX

Nov 23, 2019

  • TKO Win over Marklin Bailey
    Referee stopped fight after round 4
    MGM Grand Garden Arena, Paradise, NV

Jan 18, 2020

  • Unanimous Decision (UD) Win over Preston Wilson, after four rounds
    Liacouras Center, Philadelphia, PA

Feb 22, 2020

  • UD Win over Corey Champion, after four rounds
    Champion was originally knocked down in opening round
    MGM Grand Garden Arena, Paradise, NV

Aug 8, 2020

  • KO Win over Chris Rollins
    Referee stopped fight after round 2
    Microsoft Theater, Los Angeles, CA

Dec 5, 2020

  • UD Win over Steven Pulluaim, after six rounds
    Pulluaim was originally knocked down in first and second rounds
    AT&T Stadium, Arlington, TX

Feb 27, 2021

  • KO Win over Noe Alejandro Lopez
    Lopez was originally knocked down in second round
    Referee stopped fight after round 3
    Shrine Exposition Hall, Los Angeles, CA

Apr 17, 2021

  • Majority Decision Loss against James Martin, after 8 rounds
    Shrine Exposition Hall, Los Angeles, CA

Jul 31, 2021

  • TKO Win over Noah Kidd
    Kidd was originally knocked down in opening round
    Referee stopped fight after round 2
    Prudential Center, Newark, NJ
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Dec 25, 2021

  • TKO Win over Nicholas DeLomba
    Referree stopped fight after round 10
    Prudential Center, Newark, NJ

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Carolyne Volpe Curley, a Certified New Jersey Press Journalist since 2012, has appeared on nationally televised productions and interviewed by the international press. Volpe Curley publishes West Essex NOW, a hyperlocal news site covering Essex County, NJ. Volpe Curley graduated from Lafayette College in 1986, with a BA in both English and Government, and a minor in Women Studies and Religion.

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