Paolo Roberto

Paolo Roberto (born 3 February 1969 in Upplands Väsby, Stockholms län) is a Swedish ex-boxer, actor, and TV host of partial Italian descent.wikipedia
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The Girl Who Played with Fire (film)

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His early life is dramatized in the 1987 Swedish movie Stockholmsnatt. He is featured in some chapters of Stieg Larsson's The Girl Who Played with Fire and played himself in the film based on the book.
Blomkvist is contacted by Salander's boxing trainer and friend, Paolo Roberto.

Stockholmsnatt

His early life is dramatized in the 1987 Swedish movie Stockholmsnatt. He is featured in some chapters of Stieg Larsson's The Girl Who Played with Fire and played himself in the film based on the book.
The film is loosely based on a true story about Paolo Roberto, later a professional boxer and TV presenter.

The Girl Who Played with Fire

Alexander ZalachenkoFlickan som lekte med eldennovel of the same name
His early life is dramatized in the 1987 Swedish movie Stockholmsnatt. He is featured in some chapters of Stieg Larsson's The Girl Who Played with Fire and played himself in the film based on the book.
Blomkvist is approached by Paolo Roberto, a boxing champion and Salander's former coach.

Sebastián Luján

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In his first defense of his WBO title Roberto got knocked out in the second round against Sebastian Andres Lujan.
His victory over Paolo Roberto is referenced in Stieg Larsson's book The Girl Who Played with Fire.

Armand Krajnc

Roberto then moved up in weight to challenge fellow countryman Armand Krajnc for his WBO middle weight title.
One of Krajnc's title defenses was against the Stockholm celebrity and fellow Swede Paolo Roberto.

Upplands Väsby

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Paolo Roberto (born 3 February 1969 in Upplands Väsby, Stockholms län) is a Swedish ex-boxer, actor, and TV host of partial Italian descent.

Stockholm County

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Paolo Roberto (born 3 February 1969 in Upplands Väsby, Stockholms län) is a Swedish ex-boxer, actor, and TV host of partial Italian descent.

Boxing

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Paolo Roberto (born 3 February 1969 in Upplands Väsby, Stockholms län) is a Swedish ex-boxer, actor, and TV host of partial Italian descent.

Actor

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Paolo Roberto (born 3 February 1969 in Upplands Väsby, Stockholms län) is a Swedish ex-boxer, actor, and TV host of partial Italian descent.

Kickboxing

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Roberto started to compete professionally at the age of 24, but had earlier competed in kickboxing where he became Swedish champion, and before that Taekwondo where he became Nordic champion and repeated Swedish champion.

Taekwondo

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Roberto started to compete professionally at the age of 24, but had earlier competed in kickboxing where he became Swedish champion, and before that Taekwondo where he became Nordic champion and repeated Swedish champion.

Referee (boxing)

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His coach said in a post fight interview that Paolo refused to give up and that's probably why the referee stopped the fight.

Javier Castillejo

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After his first loss he won fifteen straight fights before taking on the WBC light middleweight champion Javier Castillejo to whom he lost in the fifth round by referee stoppage.

Åland Islands

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All of Roberto's boxing matches took place outside of Sweden, including his championship fights, which were held in the Åland Islands, because pro boxing has been banned in Sweden since 1969.

Dancing with the Stars

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He was a participant in the first season of Let's Dance, the Swedish version of Dancing with the Stars.

Stieg Larsson

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His early life is dramatized in the 1987 Swedish movie Stockholmsnatt. He is featured in some chapters of Stieg Larsson's The Girl Who Played with Fire and played himself in the film based on the book.

EWTN

Eternal Word Television NetworkEWTN RadioEWTN Global Catholic Network
Roberto recounted this episode of his life to Marcus Grodi on the "Journey Home" show of EWTN.

Finland

Denmark

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