1955-04-01 Tony DeMarco w rsc 14 (15) Johnny Saxton, The Garden, Boston, Massachusetts, USA - WORLD
1955-04-01 Tony DeMarco w rsc 14 (15) Johnny Saxton, The Garden, Boston, Massachusetts, USA - WORLD. Referee: Mel Manning. Uncertain at the start, the challenger sustained a cut left eye in the second round and when coming forward he found himself successfully countered by Saxton (145½) up until the seventh. At that point, however, DeMarco (145) found the range for his left hooks and began to make up lost ground, forcing the fight and getting in punches to head and body. Still driving forward, in the 14th DeMarco finally got to Saxton. There had been no knockdowns at that stage, but after Saxton went for broke he came off worse when sent crashing to the canvas, having been forced to take at least a dozen solid blows to the head. Somehow getting up at ‘nine’, Saxton was now at DeMarco’s mercy and was being hit without reply when rescued by the referee on the 2.20 mark.