Age 17 boxer started his career on June 1963 building a record of 40-10-3 over 12 years, last fighting 0 ago in February 1976. He started his best winning streak on June 1963 however, this came to an end on April 1971. In this period he won a total of 10 fights.
Salavarria made an impressive debut on June 1963, showing his class and technical boxing skill Salavarria went the full 4 rounds with Bulawan and became the first person to do so. Salavarria continued his pro journey, which was mostly successful at this point, by fighting 27 fights following his debut. Fights against boxers such as Ric Magramo, Speedy Hayase and Ric Magramo followed including 4 times in 1963, 7 times in 1964 and 16 times between 1965 and 1968.
On October 28th, 1964, Salavarria took on and was defeated by Johnny Bulawan meaning his career tally went to 8-1-1. On October 28th, 1964, Salavarria took on and was defeated over the distance by Johnny Bulawan in his first career defeat. Salavarria lost via SD in a valiant effort. 7 wins followed for Salavarria including being the 2nd person to go the distance with Manuelo Balaba, 4th person to go the distance with Speedy Castro and 4th person to go the distance with Baby Castro.
Salavarria went into his next fight against Al Diaz on April 9th, 1966 with a career record of 15-2-1. Salavarria faced the first stoppage of his career against Al Diaz in the 9th round of a 10 round fight via KO.
Salavarria entered his next fight with a mostly successful record of 22-5-2 and took this to 23 wins with a win against Yoshiaki Matsumoto on February 15th, 1969 via TKO. Matsumoto was stopped in the 4th round via TKO meaning Salavarria was the first person to stop this opponent. Salavarria took on another 2 opponents next, racking up wins against Sakdinoi Eto and Al Diaz.
Salavarria kept his losses at 5 by beating Tsuyoshi Nakamura on October 18th, 1969. Becoming the first person to stop Tsuyoshi Nakamura, Salavarria beat Nakamura via TKO in the 12th round of a 12 round fight. Fights against boxers including Chartchai Chionoi, Berkrerk Chartvanchai and Susumu Hanagata followed where he won 18 fights taking his winning streak to 39 wins.
Salavarria went into his next career fight with a record of 39-9-3 and took this to 40 wins with a win against Susumu Hanagata on October 7th, 1975. Salavarria was the 15th person to beat Susumu Hanagata where he showed his talent as a technical boxer, beating him over 15 rounds in his 52nd professional fight.
The next defeat of Salavarria's career came against Alfonso Lopez on February 27th, 1976. This took his career record to 40-10-3. This turned out to be Salavarria's final career fight. Lopez became the 2nd person to stop Salavarria in round 15 of a 15 round fight via TKO.