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Marty Servo
(Mario Severino)

BORN   November 3 1919; Schenectady, New York
DIED February 9 1969; Pueblo, Colorado
WEIGHT 128-145 lbs

Servo was a clever boxer type but not a power hitter and was very difficult to beat; In a career of just over 50 bouts, he lost but 4 times - twice to "Sugar" Ray Robinson, once to Rocky Graziano and once (his last bout); During his career, he won the Welterweight Championship of the World

He defeated such men as Lew Jenkins, Freddie "Red" Cochrane, Freddie Archer, Billy Bullock, Bobby "Poison" Ivy, George Salamone, Tommy Fontana and Monty Pignatore

Servo was inducted into the Capital District Sports Hall of Fame in 2003 and the Schenectady School District Athletic Hall of Fame in 2005

*** SOME AMATEUR BOUTS (91-4) ***

          -Servo won the Golden Gloves Featherweight Championship

          -Servo won the Diamond Belt Featherweight Championship


Aug 29 Jerry Hall                  Washington, DC                   W  6
          -Some sources report "George Hull" on 8/30/38
Sep 15 Joe Coskey                  Amsterdam, NY                   KO  2
Oct 17 Monty Pignatore             New York, NY                     W  6
          -Some sources report 10/18/38
Oct 25 Eddie Voccia                Brooklyn, NY                    TK  4
          -Some sources report "KO 2"
Nov  8 Al Ragone                   Bronx, NY                        W  6
Nov 13 Eddie Voccia                Bronx, NY                       KO  1
Dec 20 Tommy Fontana               White Plains, NY                 W  6
          -Some sources report "Bronx, NY"

Jan  3 Vince DeMarco               Bronx, NY                       KO  3
Jan 10 Eddie Barton                White Plains, NY                 W  6
Jan 16 Joe Sole                    Washington, DC                  TK  4
Feb  6 Martin Riley                Providence, RI                   W  6
Feb 14 Tommy Fontana               Bronx, NY                        W  6
Feb 21 Frankie Parchia             Queens, NY                       W  6
          -Some sources report "Bronx, NY"
Mar 14 Ray Garvey                  Bronx, NY                        W  6
          -Some sources report "Joe Garvey"
Mar 24 Tony Giello                 Bronx, NY                        W  6
Apr 20 Lloyd Lasky                 Queens, NY                      KO  1
Apr 25 Lloyd Lasky                 Bronx, NY                        W  6
May  2 Al Gillette                 Hartford, Ct                    KO  2
May  8 Frankie Rao                 Brooklyn, NY                     W  6
May 16 Mike Angieri                Hartford, Ct                    KO  5
Jul  7 Larry Esposito              Kingston, NY                    KO  5
          -Some sources report "W 6"
Jul 11 George "Dusty" Brown        Hartford, Ct                     W  8
Jul 25 Young Chappie               Hartford, Ct                     W  8
Aug  8 George Salamone             Hartford, Ct                     W  8
Aug 15 Martin Riley                Hartford, Ct                     W  8
Sep 12 Bobby "Poison" Ivy          Hartford, Ct                     W  8
Oct 10 Jerry Zullo                 Hartford, Ct                     W  8
          -Some sources report "Jerry Zulu" on 10/11/39
Dec  1 Joe De Jesus                New York, NY                     D  6 
          -Some sources report "Joe Torre"

Jan 16 Joe Marciente               Hartford, Ct                    KO  3
Jan 24 Lenny Mancini               New York, NY                     D  6
Apr 15 Willie Andrews              Holyoke, Ma                      W  8
Apr 26 Don De Santis               Boston, Ma                       W  6
          -Some sources report "Dominic De Ciantis"
May 10 Maurice Arnault             New York, NY                     W  6
Jul 25 Eddie Zivic                 Hartford, Ct                    TK  6
Sep 16 Lou Fontana                 Philadelphia, Pa                 W  8
Oct 21 Billy Maher                 Philadelphia, Pa                 W 10

Feb 14 Mitsos Grispos              Hartford, Ct                     W 10
Feb 28 Freddie Archer              New York, NY                     W  6
Mar  3 Billy Bullock               Philadelphia, Pa                TK  3
          -Some sources report "KO 4"
Apr 14 Danny Falco                 Philadelphia, Pa                 W  8
Apr 22 Billy Duffy                 Hartford, Ct                     W  8
May 19 Billy Davis                 Philadelphia, Pa                 W 10
          -Some sources report 5/29/41
Jun 17 James "Wishy" Jones         Garfield, NJ                     W 10
Jul 15 Bobby Britton               Hartford, Ct                     W 10
Sep 25 "Sugar" Ray Robinson        Philadelphia, Pa                 L 10

Feb 17 Lew Jenkins                 Philadelphia, Pa                 W 10
May 28 "Sugar" Ray Robinson        New York, NY                     L 10

Dec 10 Freddie Camuso              Providence, RI                  KO  5

Jan 10 Stanley "Baby" Sims         Schenectady, NY                  W 10
Feb  1 Freddie "Red" Cochrane      New York, NY                    KO  4
          -Welterweight Championship of the World
Mar 29 Rocky Graziano              New York, NY                    LT  2
Aug  1 Jimmy Anest                 Staten Island, NY               EX  5
          -Servo knocked Anest out (KO 5)  
Aug 15 Bobby Lakin                 Fort Dix, NJ                    EX 10

Sep 25 -Servo announced his retirement from the ring (only to return later)

Jul 21 Benny Singleton             Albany, NY                      KO  2
Aug  5 Joe DiMartino               Bridgeport, Ct                  LK  1

*** The Following Bout Is Reported But Not Confirmed ***

May 12 Frankie Rao                 Brooklyn, NY                     W  6

*** Assistance Provided By Seth Callis ***

Record courtesy of Matt Tegen, Historian, International Boxing Research Organization



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