Tony Demarco


Tony Demarco was born in Boston, Massachusetts, United States on January 14th, 1932 and is the Boxer. At the age of 92, Tony Demarco biography, profession, age, height, weight, eye color, hair color, build, measurements, education, career, dating/affair, family, news updates, and networth are available.

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January 14, 1932
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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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Tony Demarco Life

Tony DeMarco (born January 14, 1932), nicknamed Leonardo Liotta, is an American former boxer and World Welterweight champion.

DeMarco grew up in Boston's North End neighborhood, born to Sicilian immigrants from Sciacca (AG), Vincent and Giacomina.


Tony Demarco Career


Liotta used Tony DeMarco's birth certificate to box properly, so he could compete. When DeMarco was sixteen years old, he was in his first competitive fight. He knocked out Mestor Jones in one round on October 21, 1948.

During the 1950s, DeMarco defeated top contenders and champions, including Paddy DeMarco, Teddy "Red Top" Davis, Chico Vejar, and Don Jordan. He was the highlight of his career when he defeated Johnny Saxton in the 14th round of their championship match for the first time in history.

Despite winning many battles to become champion, he is best remembered for his two championship matches with hall of famer Carmen Basilio in 1955. Both fights were supposed to be toe-to-epuff battles, with several ebbs and flows that kept the fans at the edges of their seats. Both fighters were disqualified in the 12th round, with DeMarco suffering a TKO. DeMarco was the defending champion in their first bout. Basilio, the top-ranked contender, put him in jeopardy by taking on him. Although Basilio prevailed, the match was so thrilling that the two teams were rematching. Basilio was almost carbon copy of the first with Basilio defeating DeMarco, but not before a tyrant left hook had Basilio out on his feet. DeMarco was unable to profit from this advantage and lost the game on a 12-round TKO.

DeMarco's legacy is a relic of Boston's past. DeMarco, who worked under Boston legends Frankie Waters, was able to sell out the Boston Garden, breaking attendance records. In Boston's historic North End, Mayor Thomas Menino named DeMarco with a street named after him. "Tony DeMarco Way" is the street, which is perpendicular to Atlantic Avenue.

Many awards, including an induction into the Official National Italian American Hall of Fame in Chicago, have been attributed to DeMarco. DeMarco's career began with, "I conceive myself as a slugger." Rocky Marciano once fought on the undercard to DeMarco. Boxing, Boston, and Tony DeMarco In his last fight, DeMarco defeated Stefan Redl in Boston on February 6, 1962.

A statue of DeMarco was unveiled on October 20, 2012 at the corner of Hanover and Cross Streets in Boston's historic North End, and sculptor Harry Weber's Nardo: Memoirs of a Boxing Champion is under construction. DeMarco was also included in "The Flame and Fury of Fleet Street," a Boston's North End: An Italian American Story segment.

As a member of the class of 2019, DeMarco was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame.