I'm helping a friend find more information about his Uncle, Edward Tomasello, who fought as a lightweight in and around the San Francisco Bay Area as Tommy Cello.
I've located his fight record at BoxRec and know the following about him, but would love to be able to find out more.
Tommy Cello fought in the teens and 20s. He retired from boxing in April 1931. His nephews says he quit because a lace from a glove blinded him in one eye, but I've found no reference to that at newspaperarchives.com, it appears he just decided to get out of boxing.
In 1932, he managed several fighters, opened his own gymnasium, I think named, The Athletic Club of San Francisco, at 1052 Geary Street, the gym was formerly operated by Willie Ritchie.
In 1935, he applied for a wrestling permit, listing his location as Redwood City – Tommy Cello Athletic Club.
He continued managing fighters at least up until the War.
Any and all info, including pictures, would be great ! His nephew has surprised me with about a dozen old "Knockout" magazines from 1931-35, so I've like to do what I can as thanks in return.