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  Statement On The Passing Of Tony DeMarco

Everyone at Boston Boxing Promotions is profoundly sad to learn of the passing of former welterweight champion Tony DeMarco (58-12-1, 33 KO's) of Boston's famed North End.

A legendary Hall of Fame career that was highlighted by a welterweight title reign and Ring Magazine "Fight of the Year" in 1955, Demarco was a staple at Boston Boxing Promotions events signing copies of his memoir and taking pictures with fans of all ages. His folklore in the Boston sports scene was well established - it's not often you get to know anyone who's likeness has already been immortalized with a statue. As tenacious as Demarco was in his boxing career, he was as gregarious outside the ring and beyond.

In his final major moment on the boxing world's stage, Demarco was rightfully inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 2019 in Canastota, New York - the final class of Hall of Famers that saw a proper induction weekend and ceremony prior to the the pandemic stalling inductees for a couple of years.

Our condolences go out to his friends and family and his loving wife Dorothy, his constant companion.

"The Flame and Fury of Fleet Street," as Demarco was known, cannot possibly be extinguished. His legacy will live on forever. Rest in Peace, Tony.


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