Stecca won from 1979 to 1981 three times in a row, the Italian Championship Bantamweight (-54 kg). In 1982 he became European Junior Champion in Schwerin and won the Military World Championships in Algiers. In 1983 he won the World Cup in Rome, but resigned at the European Championships in Sofia in the quarter- final against Klaus -Dieter Kirchstein from the GDR.
At the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles Stecca won after beating Philippe Sutcliffe, Ireland (5-0 ), Star Zulu, Zambia (5-0 ), Robinson Pitalua, Colombia (5-0 ) in the semifinals on Pedro Nolasco, Dominican Republic ( 5:0 ), and in the final over Hector Lopez, Mexico ( 4:1), the gold medal in the bantamweight class.
Stecca was still 1984 pro, winning after 35 wins in 35 fights in 1989 the then little regarded WBO featherweight title. Even his second defense of the title he lost prematurely against the U.S. IBF world champion Louie Espinosa. In 1991, he won the vacant title back again become, defended him against two opponents unterklassige and lost him in May 1992 at the British Colin McMillan.
His last four title fights were all held in France for the European Championship. He beat Fabrice Benichou 1992 on points, defeated in 1993 Hervé Jacob by technical knockout and won the rematch early and then lost to Stephane Haccoune. After a one and a half year break Stecca won the 1995 Italian championship and finished shortly after his career.
- Maurizio Stecca in the BoxRec database
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