Marty Servo Goes Toe-To-Toe With Sugar Ray Robinson

Marty Servo (Marty Severino), a welterweight fighter from the Capital Region, went toe-to-toe with the great Sugar Ray Robinson in 1941 and 1942, losing both bouts.  The highlight of Servo’s career came in 1946, when he knocked out Freddie Cochrane at Madison Square Garden for the world welterweight crown.  Servo fought from 1938 to 1946, when he was knocked out by Rocky Graziano in two rounds.  Servo’s career record was 48-4-2, with 14 wins coming by knockouts.  He died February 9, 1969 in Pueblo, Colorado.

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