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DeMarco Will Return Strong, Maybe at 140, Says Shaw

by David P. Greisman

In one breath, promoter Gary Shaw praised his own fighter, Antonio DeMarco, as “the Mexican Arturo Gatti.” In the next, he complimented the boxer who had just defeated DeMarco handily, comparing Adrien Broner to another great boxer who had destroyed Gatti seven years ago.

“I think Antonio DeMarco fought the best 135-pounder that I’ve seen of recent times in Adrien Broner, and if the press isn’t ready, I will crown him the next Floyd Mayweather. He’s that good,” Shaw said at the post-fight press conference in Atlantic City.

“He has the total game: the shoulder roll, his defense, his offense,” Shaw said. “I know Antonio DeMarco can really bang, and he stood in there and Broner took everything he gave him.”

Shaw then turned to what will come next for DeMarco.

“We’ve lost together. We’ve won world titles together. We’ve lost tonight together as a team, and we’ll all come back together,” Shaw said. “He’s got a huge heart. He’s what every Mexican fighter stands for.

“We haven’t spoken as a team tonight, so I don’t know if we’ll come back at 135 or if we’ll come back at 140, but that’s a decision that … the rest of the team will discuss, and then get back with us and we’ll make a decision.”

David P. Greisman is a member of the Boxing Writers Association of America. Follow David on Twitter @fightingwords2 or send questions/comments via email at [email protected]

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by ElBossHogg™ on 11-18-2012

Demarco is huge not muscle wise just in frame and this was the first time he face didnt look extermely drained maybe a move up will be a rejuvenation. who knows.

Comment by bigsmoothh on 11-18-2012

[QUOTE=PRBOXINGCOTTO;12713121]Garcia v.s demarco at 140 is a good fight for may[/QUOTE] i rather see garcia vs matthysse.......

Comment by PRBOXINGCOTTO on 11-18-2012

Garcia v.s demarco at 140 is a good fight for may

Comment by Drunk Punch on 11-18-2012

DeMarco/Burns would be a good fight, both tall and rangy. Broner, on this showing, is too good for anyone at 135 and should just head straight to 140.

Comment by Jack Napier on 11-18-2012

he had a bad style in front of him with Broner Linares was beating him, he was just cutting the guy's face up Demarco is still viable, he didn't take a terrible beating but he won't beat boxers who have…

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