Hyannis, Massachusetts [June 24, 2015] – Former world champion, “The Fleet Street Fury” Tony DeMarco (58-12-1, 33 KO’s), will be the special guest of honor at the boxing event August 8th at the Hyannis Youth & Community Center (HYCC) in beautiful Cape Cod. That night’s event will be headlined by the Northeast Heavyweight Championship fight between Hyannis’ Jesse Barboza (9-1-1, 5 KO’s) and Pennsylvania’s Jesse Oltmanns (10-5, 7 KO’s). It will also feature an eight-round light heavyweight fight between Harwich’s Paul Gonsalves (7-7-1, 3 KO’s) and Mexico’s Rafael Valenzuela (8-5, 1 KO).
DeMarco, a legend in Boston’s North End, where there is a statue in his likeness at the corners of Hanover and Cross Streets, headlined the old Boston Garden more than any fighter in history. He won the welterweight world championship in 1955 with a 14th round TKO over reigning champ Johnny Saxton in Syracuse, NY. He would lose the title later that year to Hall of Famer Carmen Basilio in a brutal 12-round fight back at the Garden that was named “Fight of the Year” by Ring Magazine. DeMarco also headlined the last boxing event ever to be held at Boston’s Fenway Park in 1956.
On August 8th, he’ll be available for autographs & pictures and will be selling copies of his autobiography, “Nardo: Memoirs of a Boxing Champion.”
The August 8, 2015 event will be presented by Boston Boxing Promotions. It will be the first professional boxing event held in Hyannis since 2006. General admission tickets are $40 and are on sale now at www.CapeCodBoxing.com. Fans are urged to purchase tickets early due to limited availability. Additional bouts to be announced in the weeks to come.
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