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.