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Sal Cenicola (Rocky Cenicola) boxer

Sal Cenicola image
Status inactive
Division lightweight
Height 5′ 7″/170cm
Debut 1982-08-26
Born 1960-07-13
Nationality USA
Residence Brunswick, Georgia, USA
bouts
22
won
19
lost
2
draw
0
bouts
22
won
19
lost
2
draw
0
Status inactive
Division lightweight
Height 5′ 7″/170cm
Debut 1982-08-26
Born 1960-07-13
Nationality USA
Residence Brunswick, Georgia, USA

Salvatore Cenicola III was born July 13, 1959, at Holy Name Hospital in Teaneck, New Jersey. His parents Salvatore U. Cenicola II and Maria Boccanfuso are both of Italian descent. Cenicola grew up in River Vale, New Jersey and attended Pascack Valley High School, where he competed in interscholastic wrestling.Cenicola started boxing in 1975 and was trained by amateur trainer Eddie Helbig. In 1976 Cenicola entered and won the New Jersey Golden Gloves championship at 125 lbs. In 1977 he won the Blue and White Gloves NJ State Championship at 125 lbs. And in 1977 he won the AAU State Championship at Featherweight. Also, in 1977 Cenicola did well in Natiuonal AAU Championships but was disqualified in the Quarter Finals for "Using a professional style in an amateur fight". In 1978 Cenicola enlisted in the U.S. Army where he won the "Outstanding Soldier of the Cycle" for his Basic Training. He would go on to represent the NJ Gladiators/USA Boxing Team in international bouts. Among his most notable wins was against Ireland's Sean Doyle, Ireland's national champion. In 1979, Cenicola began to train with the US Olympic Boxing team. He trained until his left shoulder was injured in February 1980, just 3 weeks before the Olympic Trials team was set to fly to Poland for an exhibition match. Cenicola was taken off of the team because of the injury and never made the trip to Poland. On March 14, 1980, LOT Flight 7, which originated at JFK Airport in New York, NY, crashed in Warsaw, Poland, from engine failure. All 77 passengers and 10 crew members, including many of the USA Olympic Boxing Team, were killed.

Salvatore Cenicola III was born July 13, 1959, at Holy Name Hospital in Teaneck, New Jersey. His parents Salvatore U. Cenicola II and Maria Boccanfuso are both of Italian descent. Cenicola grew up in River Vale, New Jersey and attended Pascack Valley High School, where he competed in interscholastic wrestling.Cenicola started boxing in 1975 and was trained by amateur trainer Eddie Helbig. In 1976 Cenicola entered and won the New Jersey Golden Gloves championship at 125 lbs. In 1977 he won the Blue and White Gloves NJ State Championship at 125 lbs. And in 1977 he won the AAU State Championship at Featherweight. Also, in 1977 Cenicola did well in Natiuonal AAU Championships but was disqualified in the Quarter Finals for "Using a professional style in an amateur fight". In 1978 Cenicola enlisted in the U.S. Army where he won the "Outstanding Soldier of the Cycle" for his Basic Training. He would go on to represent the NJ Gladiators/USA Boxing Team in international bouts. Among his most notable wins was against Ireland's Sean Doyle, Ireland's national champion. In 1979, Cenicola began to train with the US Olympic Boxing team. He trained until his left shoulder was injured in February 1980, just 3 weeks before the Olympic Trials team was set to fly to Poland for an exhibition match. Cenicola was taken off of the team because of the injury and never made the trip to Poland. On March 14, 1980, LOT Flight 7, which originated at JFK Airport in New York, NY, crashed in Warsaw, Poland, from engine failure. All 77 passengers and 10 crew members, including many of the USA Olympic Boxing Team, were killed.

Date Opponent Last Opponents' Results Place Titles Result
April 13, 2013 Nathan Petty LLLLLL Peck Center, Fernandina Beach WIN
Unanimous decision
Feb. 6, 1988 Louie Lomeli WWWWWW Convention Center, Atlantic City LOSS
KO
Aug. 27, 1987 Bryant Paden WWLWWW Sands Casino Hotel, Atlantic City LOSS
Majority decision
Sept. 2, 1986 Robert Dixon WWLWLL Omni New Daisy Theater, Memphis WIN
Unanimous decision
Aug. 18, 1986 Dwayne Brooks LL Charlotte WIN
KO
April 6, 1986 Jimmy Magnifico LLLLLW Essex Racquet Club, West Orange WIN
Technical knockout
May 20, 1985 Antonio Rutledge LLLLLL Tangier Restaurant, Akron WIN
Unanimous decision
May 9, 1985 Charles Williams WDLLLL South Mountain Arena, West Orange WIN
KO
Dec. 4, 1984 Alfonso Mitchell LDLLWL Covered Wagon Inn, Wayne WIN
Technical knockout
Oct. 25, 1984 Joe Pickett DWLWLL Ice World, Totowa WIN
Unanimous decision
July 6, 1984 Antonio Rutledge LLWLLL Civic Auditorium, Canton WIN
Unanimous decision
June 7, 1984 Willie Fisher LL Ice World, Totowa WIN
KO
May 23, 1984 Angelo Lewis L UAW Hall, Parma WIN
KO
Dec. 27, 1983 Levi Elbaum WLWW Tropicana Hotel & Casino, Atlantic City WIN
Unanimous decision
Nov. 3, 1983 Glenn Sample L Ballys Park Place Hotel Casino, Atlantic City WIN
Technical knockout
July 27, 1983 Willie Fisher L Plaza Forum, Hazlet Township WIN
KO
July 14, 1983 Dwight Hobson L Ice World, Totowa WIN
Points
June 24, 1983 Wayne Bingham WLLLL Plaza Forum, Hazlet Township WIN
KO
May 26, 1983 Frank Wade Sands Casino Hotel, Atlantic City WIN
KO
April 24, 1983 James Woodhouse DL Showboat Hotel & Casino, Atlantic City WIN
Points
Nov. 18, 1982 Billy Dean Sands Casino Hotel, Atlantic City WIN
KO
Aug. 26, 1982 Gary Gamble WWLWWL Sands Casino Hotel, Atlantic City
NC