Inducted on November 20, 1992
After getting out of the Army in 1920, he began boxing, first for the money and then to build a career. He loved to box and used to tell stories about it. After about 80 professional fights, his record showed only 5 or 6 losses. His greatest fight was against Pete Latzo in 1927 when Latzo was Champion. Bottone lost in a 12-round decision.
After boxing, he worked for the Newark School System. He was loved by all that knew him and will be missed. He passed away in June 1992.