Tony DeMarco (born Leonardo Liotta on January 14, 1932 in Boston, died October 11, 2021 there) - American boxer, former professional world champion in welterweight.
He was born on January 14, 1932 in Boston as Leonardo Liotta to a family of immigrants from Sicily.
He began his professional boxing career in 1948. In 1953 he defeated Paddy DeMarco, who soon became the light weight world champion. In 1955 he tied with the current world champion in this category, Jimmy Carter.
On April 1, 1955 in Boston, DeMarco became professional world welterweight champion after defeating defender Johnny Saxton via a technical knockout in the 14th round. In the next fight on June 10 this year in Syracuse, he lost the title to Carmena Basilio, who won by technical knockout in the 12th round. In a rematch in Boston on November 30 this year, Basilio again won by a technical knockout in the 12th round.
Later, DeMarco won against such famous boxers as Wallace "Bud" Smith and Kid Gavilan, and they defeated him, among others. Virgil Akins (twice) and Denny Moyer. He ended his career in 1962.
He died on October 11, 2021 in a Boston hospital.
Tony DeMarco (Leonardo Liotta) (the "Boston Bomber"), The Cyber Boxing Zone Encyclopedia [accessed on November 2012].
List of DeMarco professional fights, boxrec.com [accessed on 2012-11-09].