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Gangster Pets: Animal tales from the American Mafia to Pablo Escobar

By David Amoruso

They don’t call the criminal underworld a jungle for nothing. There are many similarities between the animal kingdom and the world of gangs and the Mafia. There is a food chain, there are specific roles to play, there is a dominant species, and there is a King that rules the land.

But what about…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 22, 2018 at 1:34pm — 1 Comment

The Irishman: Teamsters boss Jimmy Hoffa’s friend and the man who put two bullets in the back of his skull

By David Amoruso

At 6’4” Frank “The Irishman” Sheeran literally was a towering figure. But to those who knew him in the American underworld, he was even taller. A fearsome force who had honed his deadly skills as a combat-hardened rifleman during the Second World War fighting the Nazis. Back home, he became a Mafia hitman,…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 29, 2018 at 9:28am — 1 Comment

Mob boss John Gotti’s grandson is introducing the world of Mixed Martial Arts to the family’s fighting spirit

By David Amoruso

If ever there was a man who did things his way, it was mob boss John Gotti. New York’s Teflon Don took power of one the city’s five crime families by taking out its leader and did it all under the bright lights of the media and the public. He never hid and never backed down. He lived and breathed Cosa Nostra.

He…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 29, 2017 at 9:44am — No Comments

“Mob Artist” Michael Bell about fighting the system, being teacher of the year, and painting portrait of John Gotti

By David Amoruso

Michael Bell is a prime example of a man with many talents. After some run-ins with the law as a youth, he turned his anger and rage towards good, becoming a teacher and sought-after artist. After painting portraits of mob boss John Gotti and several cast members of The Sopranos, he became known as the “Mob…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 7, 2017 at 10:38am — No Comments

MMA champion Conor McGregor dresses up as Harlem mob boss Bumpy Johnson

By David Amoruso

UFC superstar Conor McGregor continues to draw inspiration from the life and times of infamous gangsters and mob bosses. This weekend, he posed for a photo which he captioned with: “Flinging turkeys out the truck like Bumpy Johnson.”

Ellsworth Raymond “Bumpy” Johnson was a notorious …

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 21, 2017 at 10:07am — No Comments

Don King: From street thug to street name?

By Robert Sberna - www.robertsberna.com

With two killings under his belt and a long record of exploiting boxers in his employ, some might say that legendary promoter Don King exemplifies the type of character that has historically populated the fight game. At the professional level, the so-called “sweet science” is…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 26, 2016 at 9:33am — No Comments

UFC champion Conor McGregor’s fascination with gangsters

By David Amoruso

UFC champion Conor McGregor is one of the best fighters on the planet. A man who talks a big game and backs it up with his fists. Going by the nickname “The Notorious,” McGregor likes to use references to gangster culture to get his points across. Where does his fascination with gangsters come from? And what about his links to…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 15, 2016 at 6:00am — No Comments

“I shook up the world!” - How Muhammad Ali took the heavyweight boxing championship belt from the Mafia

By David Amoruso

Heavyweight boxing champion Sonny Liston was a bad man. Both in and out of the ring he struck fear in men, even in the greatest fighter in history, Muhammad Ali. When the two men faced off for their title fight on February 25, 1964, Ali admitted, “I was scared… It frightened me, just knowing how hard he hit.”

Just…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 6, 2016 at 5:00am — No Comments

Selfie: UFC champ Conor McGregor’s link to slain Irish gangster

By David Amoruso

Conor McGregor’s nickname may be “The Notorious” but that’s because the UFC champion has a big mouth and is an impressive fighter, not because he has strong links to organized crime.

Talk about McGregor’s links to the underworld comes at the heels of the killing of Irish gangster David Byrne, who was murdered by…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 22, 2016 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Gangster-turned-Cage Fighter Lee Murray

By David Amoruso

They gave him the nickname “Lightning Lee” for his knockout power during cage fights. Lee Murray was a strong contender feared by elite fighters the world over. But he was a gangster first and that lifestyle knocked out any hopes he had of becoming a UFC champion.

London, Great Britain, has produced a long line of strong leaders, infamous…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 20, 2013 at 8:00am — No Comments

Profile: Genovese crime family boss: Vincent "Chin" Gigante

By David Amoruso

Vincent “Chin” Gigante was one of the weirdest and oddest Mafia bosses in American history. Famous for wandering through the streets in his bathrobe, mumbling and talking to himself, for over 30 years, he even fooled medical professionals into thinking he had lost his mind. But on the streets, his friends and enemies knew the truth: That he was the most…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 21, 2010 at 2:00pm — No Comments

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