Originally posted on Pro Boxing Fans  |  Last updated 10/10/11
The National Italian American Sports Hall (“NIASHF”) has announced its plans to erect a statue honoring Tony DeMarco, former Welterweight Boxing Champion of the World, to be located at DeMarco’s birthplace, neighborhood and longtime home in Boston’s historic North End. NIASHF is hosting a fundraiser November 3 at Anthony’s of Malden in order to help defray the cost of the statue.  The event will commence at 6 PM/ET with a cocktail hour, followed by a sit-down dinner as well as entertainment by Frank Sinatra-style singer George Lyons, comedian David Russo and celebrity impersonator Joey Voices. Tickets for the event, priced at $100.00 (tables of 10 available for $1000.00), by calling Bill Spadafora at 781.858.8998 or Pamela Modugno at 781.956.7441.  Donations towards the DeMarco statue may be sent to (checks payable to “NIASHF”) the National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame, New England Chapter, P.O. Box 130134, Boston, MA 02113. The 79-year-old DeMarco (58-12-1, 32 KOs),
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