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Page16 BOSTON POST,GAZETTE, OCTOBER 7, 2011 CORNER L by Reinaldo Oliveira, Jr. The Tony DeMarco Statue Fund! I Would Like yo See the City Of Boston, Contribute to this Project Maureen O'Brien Wins Bout in Fall River The Great Rocky Marciano Tournament Starts The Tony DeMarco Statue proposal for Boston will be a wonderful tribute to Tony DeMarco and to Boston's great sports impact on history. The results of his epic World title winning battle with World Welter- weight Champion Johnny Saxton made headlines across the World. From Bos- ton, Massachusetts across the United States, into Canada, Europe, Asia, South America, Africa and Austra- lia. Home grown fighter Tony DeMarco, born Janu- ary 14th in Boston. Won the Worlds undisputed Welter- weight Title on April 1, 1955 from Johnny Saxton, at the Boston Garden. In winning the World title, left no doubt in anyone's mind: He's the best in the World. He won; by Kayo in (14) fourteen rounds. Upon winning the World Title in Boston, the name Tony DeMarco and Boston were echoed around i .:"" /7/" i An illustrated draft of the proposed Tony DeMarco statue by renowned sculp- tor Harry Weber. also co-participant, in the "]PJ~t of the 20 Centazy!" October 22 Florian Hall in Dorchester, Tom Martini presents for all Fight Family members a Pugs Luncheon. We always have a great time. Come on down, and dine with the Pugs. We look forward to see- ing our pals the "Codman Sq. Juniors." Congratulations to Maureen O'Brien on win- ning her Women's' battle in Fall River. Maureen is the daughter of John O'Brien of Quincy. More information will be provided in coming weeks on the always great Rocky Marciano Tournament, to commence on October 22nd. I call and depend on fight- ers for some of the informa- tion I receive Most times I read and am provided with documented information (computers, newspapers, memory and other reading material). If I do not have the facts needed readily available, I call and speak HOOPS and HOCKEY in the HUB by Richard Preiss AND THEY'RE OFF -- "It's time to flick the switch," said Bruins goalie Tim Thomas on media day as the team prepared to start the season with three home games over an extended Columbus Day Weekend of activity. Expectations are high for the defending champions but discussions have already been held concerning what seems to be a reality for past championship teams: it's called Stanley Cup hangover. "It's unavoidable is what I'm told," said GM Peter Chiarelli during a media day press conference." I hate harping on it but all the people I've talked to (manag- ers, coaches and players around the league) have said it does show up in some form and that we're just going to have to deal with it." One thing that seems to favor the B's early on is the high number of home games in the first couple of months (17 of the first 28 contests are on Garden ice). Coach Claude Julien says, "Hope- lar season is now with us for the next six months. EVERYONE'S FOCUSED ON THE FINISH BUT LET'S START AT THE BEGINNING --Yes, everyone has trained their eyes on the historic collapse of the Red Sox in September. But one month does not a season make. For your consideration, we ask that you recall the first week of the season way back in April when the Sox came out of the starting box and proceeded to lose their first six games in a row. It wasn't until the seventh game -- their home opener -- that the Sox were able to record aW. Which brings us back to the current topic of discus- sion. You see, ff the Sox had managed to win just one of those opening six contests, they would have finished tied with the Tampa Bay Rays at the end of the season and a one game playoff would have ensued. If they had won two of the six games, the Sox would have won the Wild Card berth outright and would the World. I would like to see Two vicious warriors, with Fight Family members, fully we can get off to an early have automatically gained a the City of Boston contrib-Tony DeMarco and Carmen I thank members, and jump and be in a good posi-berth in the playoffs. ute to the "Flame and Fury Basilio fought rousing all who I have called and tion come Thanksgiving." See, all 162 games count of Fleet Street" statue. Inbattles in Syracuse on received information from. As he's mentioned in -- not just the ones in the appreciation of the accom- June 10, 1955, and in Bos- Thank you and God bless prior years, the coach is awaning days of the season. plishments of undisputed ton on November 30, 1955. you all. Till the next bell, firm believer that the league 80, which game3 c0H/Itcd born in Boston World Cham- Fleet Street is the street "Ding!" standings on Thanksgiving more -- those in the final pion Tony DeMarco. 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