Welterweight King Marty Servo

Schenectady’s Marty Servo ranks among the greatest fighters in Capital Region history.  His real name was Mario Severino.  Servo’s first fight was in Washington D.C. in 1938, and his career ended in 1946 when he was knocked out by Rocky Graciano in two rounds.  Servo’s career record was 48-4-2, with 14 wins coming by knockouts.  He fought the great Sugar Ray Robinson in 1941 and 1942, losing both bouts.  The highlight of his career came in 1946 when he knocked out Freddie Cochrane at Madison Sqare Garden for the World Welterweight crown.  Servo died February 9,1969 in Pueblo, Colorado.

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