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Dangerous" Dana Rosenblatt (b. January 26, 1972, in Malden, Massachusetts) was a left-handed professional boxer who held a variety of minor boxing titles. Rosenblatt became a professional boxer in 1992, at the age of 20. He made $500 for his first fight, which was in Pikesville, MD. During his career he beat former U.S. Olympian Howard Davis Jr. and former junior middleweight champion Terry Norris. In 1993, for Rosenblatt's 15th fight, he wore a pair of trunks with the Star of David symbol sewn into them, harkening back to the legendary Jewish fighters of the 1930s like Benny Leonard and Barney Ross who started the practice. Today those trunks are on display in Philadelphia at the National Museum of American Jewish History. He started garnering serious attention after his first round KO of "The Irish Express," Sean Fitzgerald, 29–2–2, for the New England Middleweight Title on December 16, 1993. He then beat Frank Savannah, 15–1–1, by TKO for the World Boxing Council Continental Americas Middleweight Title. Next, he met Chad Parker in 1995 for the WBC Continental Americas Middleweight Title. Rosenblatt knocked out Parker in the first round. His only professional loss came when 5-time former champion Vinny Pazienza knocked him out in the 4th round during a 1996 fight. At a press conference to announce a rematch, Pazienza's comments included demeaning references that even extended to Rosenblatt’s manhood. Rosenblatt later beat Pazienza in the 1999 rematch in a split decision, winning the vacant International Boxing Organization Super Middleweight Title. During Rosenblatt's fight against Glenwood Brown in January 1997, he broke his hand. Rosenblatt won the fight, but spent the next 14 months recuperating before he could box again. On September 25, 1998, he defeated former 3-time WBC super welterweight champion "Terrible" Terry Norris in a unanimous 12-round decision, to capture the International Boxing Association World Middleweight Title. He defeated Will "Kid Fire" McIntyre, 36–4–1, in October 2000. Then, a torn right shoulder rotator cuff, a separated left shoulder and torn labrum, a hand fracture, and several scheduling problems kept him inactive and caused him to drop out of the world rankings. He did not fight again until June 28, 2002. He retired from boxing in August 2003. He retired with a record of 37–1–1. He was notable for being one of the few Jewish boxers active in the 1990s. Offered here is a signed photograph of Dana Rosenblatt.
This is an 8" x 10" promotional photograph. Boldly signed in black sharpie, "Best Wishes "Dangerous" Dana Rosenblatt." Not creased or torn. Bold, clear image. Has clear tape on borders from mounting. Clean.

Size: 8 x 10

Condition: very good