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The DeMarco Basilio Wars (diary entry)

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11.03.2022 Wednesday morning’s “Learn from the Fight” picked up from where we left Tony DeMarco last week. After briefly celebrating a moment of victory won in his hometown of Boston, the new champion had to comply with his contract to defend his title against the number one ranked contender. That contender was  Carmen Basilio and he was on on his second campaign for welterweight glory. Tony DeMarco versus Carmen Basilio Undisputed World Welterweight Championship 10.06.1955 Born Carmine Basilio on 2nd […]

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Keeping the Titles (diary entry)

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16.02.2022 Rocky Marciano versus Jersey Joe Walcott World Heavyweight Championship 15.05.1953 Having won the world title in an epic struggle over 13 rounds, Rocky Marciano agreed to meet the man he had usurped in his title defence. In the first match the former champion was conclusive ahead on everyone’s score cards until the fateful thirteenth round. Walcott had not only out-boxed his opponent, but even knocked him down in the opening round. In round 13 Marciano charged in with a […]

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