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Tony DeMarco, world-champion North End boxer with his own statue, dies at 89

DeMarco statue with memorial wreath

DeMarco statue with memorial wreath today. Photo by Audrey.

The Ring reports the death on Monday of Tony DeMarco, "the wild-swinging Boston brawler who won the world welterweight championship in 1955" - at the Garden, no less.

A statue honoring DeMarco was unveiled in 2012 at Cross and Hanover streets to honor the man who grew up in the North End.


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Thanks for including that video. Wow, what a fight!

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