By Dennis Taylor
Tony DeMarco, who turned 85 this year, was the welterweight champion of the world in 1955, when there was only one 147-pound king and just seven other weight divisions.
DeMarco, who fought Johnny Saxton, Carmen Basilio, Kid Gavilan, Virgil Akins, and many others in a 71-fight professional career that spanned 14 brutal years.
DeMarco joined us five years ago on The Ringside Boxing Show for an in-depth interview about his life and career with David Duenes, “Irish” Joe O’Rourke, and Dennis Taylor. Enjoy this classic conversation with a true legend from the Golden Era of “The Sweet Science.”
And be sure to join us on thegruelingtruth.net this coming Sunday (8 p.m. Pacific, 9 Mountain, 10 Central, 11 Eastern)for the regular edition of The Ringside Boxing Show, when our featured guests will be former welterweight champion Shawn Porter and his father/trainer, Kenny Porter.
Dennis Taylor is host of The Ringside Boxing Show, editor/publisher of www.ringsideboxingshow.com, and co-author (with John J. Raspanti) of “Intimate Warfare: The True Story of the Arturo Gatti and Micky Ward Boxing Trilogy,” currently on Amazon’s Bestsellers list.
If you enjoy hearing from the legends of pro sports, then be sure to tune into “The Grueling Truth” sports shows, “Where the legends speak”
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