Boxing champions Rocky Marciano and the North End’s own Tony DeMarco were good friends. This throwback photo appeared in the April 8, 1955 Italian News a few days after DeMarco won the Welterweight Boxing Championship of the World. The pre-fight printing of the win was a big scoop for the local newspaper. Tony DeMarco, the “Flame and Fury of Fleet Street,” turned 82 years young last week, Happy Birthday!

Submitted by Italian News reporter and North End resident Bob Skole.

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