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Greatest Knockouts: Basilio vs. DeMarco

Updated: September 28, 2006, 1:53 PM ET
By Bert Randolph Sugar | Boxing Historian

Carmen Basilio vs. Tony DeMarco November 30, 1955 - Boston Garden, Boston, MA

Who said lightning never strikes twice in the same place? Certainly not Tony DeMarco. And definitely not the 13,373 who crowded into Boston Garden on the night of November 30, 1955, to see their hometown favorite attempt to do something no welterweight champ had done since Barney Ross did it 20 years before -- recapture his welterweight crown.

Just 173 days earlier, DeMarco had lost his crown ...

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