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“The Italian News” Predicted Boxing Hall of Fame Inductee Tony DeMarco’s 1955 Victory

North End legend and famous boxer Tony DeMarco, who will be inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame next year, is famous for defeating Johnny Saxton in 1955 for the world welterweight championship. On the morning of that fateful fight, one local newspaper predicted the outcome. Back on April 1, 1955, The Italian News, a weekly publication Read More…

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Tony DeMarco To Be Inducted Into International Boxing Hall of Fame

North End resident and famous boxer Tony DeMarco, known in the boxing world as “The Flame and Fury of Fleet Street”, will be inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in June 2019. Among other victories, DeMarco is famous for defeating New Jersey’s Johnny Saxton in 1955 for the world welterweight championship. At the age Read More…

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Knockout North End to Open on Salem Street in May

Knockout North End, a boxing and fitness studio offering group exercise, personal training options, and an intense jump rope workout is opening at 89 Salem Street in early May. The approximately 2,000 square foot space will have a 12×12 foot boxing ring, boxing bags hung from custom-made steel beams, strength training equipment and boot camp Read More…

Business

Neighborhood Council Unanimously Supports K.O. North End Boxing Studio at 89 Salem St.

The North End / Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) listened and voted to support the proposal by Melina DiPaola to open K.O. North End at 89 Salem Street, in one of three spaces recently vacated by True Value Hardware. Excelsior Inc., d/b/a K.O. North End intends to operate a fitness center specializing in boxing and self-defense training including Read More…

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Title Boxing Club Jabs into Area Fitness Scene

Hearing the name or walking by, many may think that a boxing club is cut out for fighters and boxing hopefuls, but when it comes to the new Title Boxing Club on Causeway Street, it is more about knocking out a great workout, rather than an opponent. “This is not a normal boxing gym geared towards fighting, it is more Read More…

Sports

Tony DeMarco Wins Title Bout; The 1955 Story Before it Happened

Editors at The Italian News were so confident that Tony DeMarco of the North End would win the 1955 title bout, they wrote the story before the fight. The article was distributed at Boston Garden ringside and well before it was reported in the papers and radio. North End reporter, Bob Skole, shares this clipping Read More…

Community Photos & Videos Sports

“Eye of the Tiger” Boxing at the Gassy [Video]

On Thursday night about 9pm, two guys decided to get in some boxing training at the North End’s “Gassy” on Prince St. while blaring “Eye of the Tiger” on the boombox. Jason Aluia catches the “zunzies” in this video clip that many neighbors reported having heard from their windows. Sorry to have missed them running Read More…

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Tony DeMarco Statue Unveiled at Historic Ceremony in North End [Photos]

There are two statues of famous North Enders in the neighborhood. Colonial patriot Paul Revere is honored in the Prado. And now, there is a bronze of Italian American boxing legend, Tony DeMarco, on the corner of Hanover Street and Cross Street at the gateway to the North End. The pride of the North End, Read More…

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Tony DeMarco Talks About His North End Statue Unveiling with BNN News [Video]

The big day is coming up on Saturday, October 20th at 1:00 pm when the statue of Tony DeMarco will be unveiled in the North End on the corner of Hanover and Cross Streets (near Mother Anna’s). In preparation for the celebration scheduled during Italian Heritage Month, DeMarco is interviewed by BNN News in this Read More…

Arts & Culture Event Notices Sports

Tony DeMarco Statue Unveiling in North End on October 20, 2012 [Sketch Rendering]

Event announcement and sketch rendering of the Tony DeMarco statue, courtesy of the Massachusetts Chapter of the National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame: Event: Former undisputed Welterweight Champion, Tony DeMarco, will attend the unveiling of his statue in Boston’s North End. Date: Saturday, October 20, 2012 Time: 1:00 p.m. Place: Corner of Hanover St. Read More…