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Anthony Salerno boxer

Anthony Salerno image
Status inactive
Division super welterweight
Debut 1990-05-22
Born 1966-04-06
Nationality USA
Residence Miami Beach, Florida, USA
bouts
10
won
3
lost
7
draw
0
bouts
10
won
3
lost
7
draw
0
Status inactive
Division super welterweight
Debut 1990-05-22
Born 1966-04-06
Nationality USA
Residence Miami Beach, Florida, USA

Salerno was born and raised in East Harlem, New York. As a young man, he became involved in gambling, numbers, loansharking and protection rackets for the Lucky Luciano family, which later became the Genovese family. Salerno was a member of the 116th Street Crew, headed by Michael "Trigger Mike" Coppola. Salerno climbed the family ranks by controlling a possible million-dollar-a-year numbers racket operation in Harlem and a major loansharking operation. In 1948, Coppola fled to Florida to escape murder charges, and Salerno took over the crew. For the next four decades, he was one of the most powerful mobsters in America.Unlike other mob bosses who were remote and reluctant to talk to outsiders, Salerno was very accessible. Mafiosi from Cleveland, Philadelphia, New England, Buffalo and other cities would visit Salerno to talk about various internal problems they wanted resolved. Salerno preferred a low-key existence and led an unpretentious life.citation needed He was never spotted at glitzy mob parties, nightclubs or other popular Mafia bistros.citation needed He even sent out Christmas cards with a picture of himself in pajamas on the front cover.citation needed

Salerno was born and raised in East Harlem, New York. As a young man, he became involved in gambling, numbers, loansharking and protection rackets for the Lucky Luciano family, which later became the Genovese family. Salerno was a member of the 116th Street Crew, headed by Michael "Trigger Mike" Coppola. Salerno climbed the family ranks by controlling a possible million-dollar-a-year numbers racket operation in Harlem and a major loansharking operation. In 1948, Coppola fled to Florida to escape murder charges, and Salerno took over the crew. For the next four decades, he was one of the most powerful mobsters in America.Unlike other mob bosses who were remote and reluctant to talk to outsiders, Salerno was very accessible. Mafiosi from Cleveland, Philadelphia, New England, Buffalo and other cities would visit Salerno to talk about various internal problems they wanted resolved. Salerno preferred a low-key existence and led an unpretentious life.citation needed He was never spotted at glitzy mob parties, nightclubs or other popular Mafia bistros.citation needed He even sent out Christmas cards with a picture of himself in pajamas on the front cover.citation needed

Date Opponent Last Opponents' Results Place Titles Result
Aug. 14, 1992 Ralph Monday LDL Lakeland LOSS
Unanimous decision
July 30, 1992 John Williams Hyatt Regency, Tampa LOSS
Unanimous decision
July 3, 1992 Jim Sutton LL Daytona Beach WIN
Unanimous decision
Jan. 31, 1992 John McClendon LLLLLL Sun Dome, Tampa LOSS
Technical knockout
July 26, 1991 John Coward WWWWWW Hyatt Regency, Tampa LOSS
Technical knockout
May 17, 1991 Leon Johnson L Homestead WIN
Technical knockout
Oct. 16, 1990 Ronald Wright Hyatt Regency, Tampa LOSS
Unanimous decision
Sept. 11, 1990 Stedroy Bolus L Jai Alai Fronton, Miami WIN
Technical knockout
July 30, 1990 Jean-Claude Hudson WL Jai Alai Fronton, Miami LOSS
Unanimous decision
May 22, 1990 Norman Gabourel LWLDWL Hyatt Regency, Tampa LOSS
Majority decision