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Sal Cenicola Comes out of Retirement after 25 years!

A former professional boxer managed by Sylvester Stallone is returning to the ring after 25 years. Sal “Rocky” Cenicola, a lightweight contender who fought in the 1980s and was on verge of a world title shot when he left the game in 1988, will fight the main event on April 13 at the Peck Center in Fernandina Beach, Florida. When the 53-year-old Cenicola steps into the ring that night, he will break the record of the longest time a pro boxer spent in retirement before returning to the ring (current record is 23 years). “This is something that has been on my mind for years,” said Cenicola, who will fight at 154 pounds, the Jr. Middleweight weight limit. “It’s unfinished business for me. I retired from boxing unfulfilled and left with a bad taste in my mouth after my last fight. I’ve always loved the game and I feel 25 years old now that I’m getting back into it.” Continue reading