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Salvatore Fanni boxer

Salvatore Fanni image
Status inactive
Division flyweight
Debut 1988-04-10
Born 1964-07-10
Nationality Italy
Residence Cagliari, Sardegna, Italy
bouts
44
won
33
lost
9
draw
2
bouts
44
won
33
lost
9
draw
2
Status inactive
Division flyweight
Debut 1988-04-10
Born 1964-07-10
Nationality Italy
Residence Cagliari, Sardegna, Italy

Fanni made his professional debut on April 10, 1988, beating Tunisian fighter Mohamed ben Ali Saidi in Iglesias. After winning his first 16 fights, he received a shot at the vacant European flyweight title on August 3, 1990, facing Scottish fighter (and future world champion) Pat Clinton in Cagliari. Clinton defeated the Italian by majority decision in what he later called the best performance of his career, saying he was "at the top of his game" at the time.Less than seven months later, he fought Joe Kelly for the same title (again in Cagliari), stopping him inside a minute in the second round, thus becoming the first Italian to hold the European flyweight belt since Franco Cherchi six years earlier. He successfully defended his title in his next four fights, against Danny Porter, James Drummond, Porter and Michele Poddighe, respectfully. Fanni finally lost his belt on November 14, 1992, when Welsh fighter Robbie Regan defeated him by unanimous decision in Cardiff. Regan, a future WBO bantamweight champion himself, called Fanni "one of the best he ever fought but... also a true sportsman."

Fanni made his professional debut on April 10, 1988, beating Tunisian fighter Mohamed ben Ali Saidi in Iglesias. After winning his first 16 fights, he received a shot at the vacant European flyweight title on August 3, 1990, facing Scottish fighter (and future world champion) Pat Clinton in Cagliari. Clinton defeated the Italian by majority decision in what he later called the best performance of his career, saying he was "at the top of his game" at the time.Less than seven months later, he fought Joe Kelly for the same title (again in Cagliari), stopping him inside a minute in the second round, thus becoming the first Italian to hold the European flyweight belt since Franco Cherchi six years earlier. He successfully defended his title in his next four fights, against Danny Porter, James Drummond, Porter and Michele Poddighe, respectfully. Fanni finally lost his belt on November 14, 1992, when Welsh fighter Robbie Regan defeated him by unanimous decision in Cardiff. Regan, a future WBO bantamweight champion himself, called Fanni "one of the best he ever fought but... also a true sportsman."

Date Opponent Last Opponents' Results Place Titles Result
May 31, 2003 Mercurio Ciaramitaro WLWWLL Aversa WIN
DQ
Dec. 3, 1999 Alexander Makhmutov LWWLWW PalaLido, Milan vacant EBU European Flyweight

LOSS
Points
April 17, 1999 Jorge Arce LWWWWW Palazzetto dello Sport, Sassari World Boxing Organisation World Light Flyweight

LOSS
Technical knockout
Dec. 18, 1998 Ruben Sanchez Leon WLWWWW Cagliari World Boxing Organisation World Flyweight

LOSS
Unanimous decision
Aug. 2, 1998 Bela Sandor LWLLWW Cagliari World Boxing Organisation World Flyweight

WIN
Points
Dec. 20, 1997 Gheorghe Ghiompirica L Sarroch World Boxing Organisation World Flyweight

WIN
Points
July 19, 1997 Carlos Gabriel Salazar LWDWDW Anfiteatro, Porto Rotondo LOSS
Unanimous decision
Oct. 12, 1996 Pedro Guerra LLLLLL Cagliari WIN
Technical knockout
Aug. 22, 1996 Michele Poddighe WLLLLL Aulla vacant Italy Flyweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
May 31, 1996 Jesper D Jensen WWWWWW K.B. Hallen, Copenhagen vacant EBU European Flyweight

LOSS
Unanimous decision
March 16, 1996 Michele Poddighe LLWLLL Decimomannu vacant EBU European Flyweight

WIN
Points
Dec. 28, 1995 Michele Poddighe WLLWLL Quartu Sant'Elena vacant EBU European Flyweight

WIN
Points
Sept. 15, 1995 Luigi Camputaro WLWWLD Gioia Sannitica vacant EBU European Flyweight

LOSS
Points
June 10, 1995 Luigi Camputaro WWLWWL Guspini vacant EBU European Flyweight

DRAW
Points
April 21, 1995 Julian Gomez LWLLLL Quartu Sant'Elena vacant EBU European Flyweight

WIN
Technical knockout
Aug. 31, 1994 Jose Ramon Soto LLWLLL Cagliari vacant EBU European Flyweight

WIN
Technical knockout
Dec. 19, 1993 Silverio Porras WLWLWL Quartu Sant'Elena vacant EBU European Flyweight

WIN
Technical knockout
Sept. 22, 1993 Luigi Camputaro LWLLWW Oristano vacant EBU European Flyweight

LOSS
Points
Nov. 14, 1992 Robbie Regan WWLWWW National Ice Rink, Cardiff EBU European Flyweight

LOSS
Unanimous decision
Sept. 19, 1992 Mario Alberto Cruz Alfaro LL Montecatini Terme EBU European Flyweight

WIN
Technical knockout
July 22, 1992 Juan Pablo Salazar WWWLLW Palazzo Dello Sport, Capo d'Orlando WIN
Points
April 30, 1992 Michele Poddighe DLLWWW Cagliari EBU European Flyweight

WIN
Points
Feb. 12, 1992 Danny Porter LLWWLW Sarno EBU European Flyweight

DRAW
Points
Nov. 15, 1991 James Drummond WLLWWD Omegna EBU European Flyweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
June 12, 1991 Danny Porter LWLLWW Sorso EBU European Flyweight

WIN
Technical knockout
Feb. 23, 1991 Joe Kelly LWWWWW Cagliari vacant EBU European Flyweight

WIN
Technical knockout
Nov. 16, 1990 Roberto Ledesma LLLLLL Tortoli vacant EBU European Flyweight

WIN
Points
Aug. 3, 1990 Pat Clinton WWWLWW Cagliari vacant EBU European Flyweight

LOSS
Majority decision
June 2, 1990 Roberto Ledesma LLLLLL Salice Terme vacant EBU European Flyweight

WIN
DQ
March 30, 1990 Oscar Dante Reynoso LWLWLL Cagliari vacant EBU European Flyweight

WIN
Points
Jan. 29, 1990 John Vasquez WDLLLL Milan vacant EBU European Flyweight

WIN
Points
Nov. 6, 1989 Carmelo Fernandez L Rozzano vacant EBU European Flyweight

WIN
KO
Aug. 5, 1989 Julio Osorio LDLLLL Porto Columbu vacant EBU European Flyweight

WIN
Points
July 15, 1989 Gordon Shaw LWWLWL Vigevano vacant EBU European Flyweight

WIN
Points
April 14, 1989 Alberto Cantu WLWWWL Milan vacant EBU European Flyweight

WIN
KO
March 16, 1989 Jaime Olvera LLLL Milan vacant EBU European Flyweight

WIN
KO
Feb. 11, 1989 Juan Camero WLLLWL Guspini vacant EBU European Flyweight

WIN
Technical knockout
Dec. 3, 1988 Fethi Touati LDLWLL Cagliari vacant EBU European Flyweight

WIN
Technical knockout
Nov. 22, 1988 Fethi Touati LDLWL Milan vacant EBU European Flyweight

WIN
Points
Oct. 29, 1988 Tony Smith WLWWDW PalaSharp (ex PalaTrussardi), Milan vacant EBU European Flyweight

WIN
KO
Oct. 6, 1988 David Afan Jones LWWWWL Milan vacant EBU European Flyweight

WIN
Technical knockout
July 23, 1988 Jose Juarez LLLLLW Carloforte vacant EBU European Flyweight

WIN
KO
June 4, 1988 Cecilio Ramirez LWWLLW Cagliari vacant EBU European Flyweight

WIN
Technical knockout
April 10, 1988 Mohamed ben Ali Saidi L Iglesias vacant EBU European Flyweight

WIN
KO