Rocky Marciano -- "The Brockton Blockbuster"

Name: Rocky Marciano -- "The Brockton Blockbuster"

    Heavyweight Champion of the World -- 1952 Sep 23 – 1956 Apr 27
      The only World Heavyweight Champion to finish his career undefeated.
    • Defeated Jersey Joe Walcott (KO 1) & (KO 3).
    • Defeated Joe Louis (KO 8).
    • Defeated Ezzard Charles (KO 8) & (W 15).
    • Defeated Archie Moore ((KO 9).
    • Defeated Roland LaStarza (TKO 11) & (W-SD 10).
    • Defeated Harry "Kid" Matthews (KO 2).
    • Defeated Rex Layne (KO 6).
    • Member of International Boxing Hall of Fame.
    • Member of World Boxing Hall of Fame.
    • AWARDS:
    • Named The Ring magazine “Fighter of the Year” in 1952, 1954 and 1955.
    • Won The Ring magazine Fight of the Year in 1952, 1953 and 1954.
    • Awarded the Boxing Writers of America Edward J. Neil Trophy 1952.
    • Numerous books have been written about Marciano, including "Rocky Marciano, Biography of a First Son".
    • In the movie Rocky, Rocky Balboa's trainer, Mickey, told him that his boxing style and heart reminded him of Marciano.
    • In Rocky V, a flashback shows Mickey giving Rocky a necklace with a gold cufflink shaped like a boxing glove that he said was given to him by Rocky Marciano.
    • Marciano has been the subject of several paintings and is on a commemorative US postage stamp issued in 1999.
    • Rocky Marciano is featured in many boxing video games including Knockout Kings, Fight Night 2004, and Fight Night: Round 2.
    • Rapper Rock Marciano apparently borrowed the boxer's name, and adapted it slightly to make it his own.
    • won 49 (KO 43) + lost 0 (KO 0) + drawn 0 = 49 rounds boxed 241 : KO% 87.76

Favorite Book: "True Detective" Magazine

"Rocky likes to read, and, spending as much time as he does in training camps, he gets plenty of opportunity. He goes for sports and adventure yarns and whodunits. One of his favorite magazines is "True Detective"" (Ed Fitzgerald, "Blockbuster From Brockton").

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