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.
Listen to “Ringside Boxing Show:Special Edition Tony DeMarco” on Spreaker.