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Rocky Marciano boxer

Rocky Marciano image
Status inactive
Age 45
Division heavyweight
Height 5′ 10½″/179cm
Reach 68″/173cm
Debut 1947-03-17
Born 1923-09-01
Death 1969-08-31
Nationality USA
Residence Brockton, Massachusetts, USA
bouts
49
won
49
lost
0
draw
0
bouts
49
won
49
lost
0
draw
0
Status inactive
Age 45
Division heavyweight
Height 5′ 10½″/179cm
Reach 68″/173cm
Debut 1947-03-17
Born 1923-09-01
Death 1969-08-31
Nationality USA
Residence Brockton, Massachusetts, USA

Known for his relentless fighting style, formidable punching power, stamina, and exceptionally durable chin, Marciano has been included by boxing historians in lists of the greatest boxers of all time, and is currently ranked by BoxRec as the eighth greatest heavyweight boxer in history. His knockout-to-win percentage of 87.76% remains one of the highest in heavyweight boxing history.Marciano was born and raised on the south side of Brockton, Massachusetts, to Pierino Marchegiano and Pasqualina Picciuto. Both of his parents were immigrants from Italy. His father was from Ripa Teatina, Abruzzo, while his mother was from San Bartolomeo in Galdo, Campania. Rocky had two brothers, Louis (aka Sonny) and Peter, and three sisters, Alice, Concetta and Elizabeth. When he was about 18 months old, Marciano contracted pneumonia, from which he almost died.

Known for his relentless fighting style, formidable punching power, stamina, and exceptionally durable chin, Marciano has been included by boxing historians in lists of the greatest boxers of all time, and is currently ranked by BoxRec as the eighth greatest heavyweight boxer in history. His knockout-to-win percentage of 87.76% remains one of the highest in heavyweight boxing history.Marciano was born and raised on the south side of Brockton, Massachusetts, to Pierino Marchegiano and Pasqualina Picciuto. Both of his parents were immigrants from Italy. His father was from Ripa Teatina, Abruzzo, while his mother was from San Bartolomeo in Galdo, Campania. Rocky had two brothers, Louis (aka Sonny) and Peter, and three sisters, Alice, Concetta and Elizabeth. When he was about 18 months old, Marciano contracted pneumonia, from which he almost died.

Date Opponent Last Opponents' Results Place Titles Result
Sept. 21, 1955 Archie Moore WWWWWW Yankee Stadium, Bronx WIN
KO
May 16, 1955 Don Cockell WWWWWW Kezar Stadium, San Francisco World Heavyweight

WIN
Technical knockout
Sept. 17, 1954 Ezzard Charles WLLWWL Yankee Stadium, Bronx WIN
KO
June 17, 1954 Ezzard Charles WWLLWW Yankee Stadium, Bronx World Heavyweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
Sept. 24, 1953 Roland LaStarza WWWLWW Polo Grounds, New York WIN
Technical knockout
May 15, 1953 Jersey Joe Walcott WLLWWL Chicago Stadium, Chicago World Heavyweight

WIN
KO
Sept. 23, 1952 Jersey Joe Walcott WWLLWW Municipal Stadium, Philadelphia World Heavyweight

WIN
KO
July 28, 1952 Harry Matthews WWWWWW Yankee Stadium, Bronx WIN
KO
May 12, 1952 Bernie Reynolds LWLLLW Rhode Island Auditorium, Providence WIN
KO
April 21, 1952 Gino Buonvino LWLDWL Rhode Island Auditorium, Providence WIN
KO
Feb. 13, 1952 Lee Savold WWWLWL Convention Hall, Philadelphia WIN
Corner retirement
Oct. 26, 1951 Joe Louis WWWWWW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Technical knockout
Aug. 27, 1951 Freddie Beshore LLWLWL Boston Garden, Boston WIN
KO
July 12, 1951 Rex Layne WWWWWW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
KO
April 30, 1951 Willis Applegate WLLLLL Rhode Island Auditorium, Providence WIN
Unanimous decision
March 26, 1951 Art Henri LLLWLL Rhode Island Auditorium, Providence WIN
Technical knockout
March 20, 1951 Harold Mitchell LLLLLL Auditorium, Hartford WIN
Technical knockout
Jan. 29, 1951 Keene Simmons WLLLLW Rhode Island Auditorium, Providence WIN
Technical knockout
Dec. 18, 1950 Bill Wilson WLWWWL Rhode Island Auditorium, Providence WIN
Technical knockout
Nov. 13, 1950 Ted Lowry WLWLLL Rhode Island Auditorium, Providence WIN
Unanimous decision
Sept. 18, 1950 Johnny Shkor LDWLWL Rhode Island Auditorium, Providence WIN
Technical knockout
July 10, 1950 Gino Buonvino WWLWWL Braves Field, Boston WIN
Technical knockout
June 5, 1950 Eldridge Eatman LLWLLL Rhode Island Auditorium, Providence WIN
Technical knockout
March 24, 1950 Roland LaStarza WWWWWW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Split-decision
Dec. 30, 1949 Carmine Vingo WWWWWW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
KO
Dec. 19, 1949 Phil Muscato LWLLLL Rhode Island Auditorium, Providence WIN
Technical knockout
Dec. 2, 1949 Pat Richards WWWWLD Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Technical knockout
Nov. 7, 1949 Joe Dominic LLWLWL Rhode Island Auditorium, Providence WIN
KO
Oct. 10, 1949 Ted Lowry LLLLLL Rhode Island Auditorium, Providence WIN
Unanimous decision
Sept. 26, 1949 Tommy DiGiorgio LLWLLL Rhode Island Auditorium, Providence WIN
KO
Aug. 16, 1949 Pete Louthis WLLDWL New Page Arena, New Bedford WIN
KO
July 18, 1949 Harry Haft LLLLWL Rhode Island Auditorium, Providence WIN
KO
May 23, 1949 Don Mogard LLLLLL Rhode Island Auditorium, Providence WIN
Unanimous decision
May 2, 1949 Jimmy Evans WWWWLL Rhode Island Auditorium, Providence WIN
Technical knockout
April 11, 1949 Jimmy Walls WLWWLW Rhode Island Auditorium, Providence WIN
KO
March 28, 1949 Artie Donato LWLLWL Rhode Island Auditorium, Providence WIN
KO
March 21, 1949 Johnny Pretzie LWWLWW Rhode Island Auditorium, Providence WIN
Technical knockout
Dec. 14, 1948 Gilley Ferron LWLLWW Convention Hall, Philadelphia WIN
Technical knockout
Nov. 29, 1948 James Patrick Connolly LWWWWL Rhode Island Auditorium, Providence WIN
Technical knockout
Oct. 4, 1948 Bob Jefferson WLWL Rhode Island Auditorium, Providence WIN
Technical knockout
Sept. 30, 1948 Gilbert Cardone L Uline Arena, Washington WIN
KO
Sept. 20, 1948 Bill Hardeman LWLLL Rhode Island Auditorium, Providence WIN
KO
Sept. 13, 1948 Humphrey Jackson LWWWWL Rhode Island Auditorium, Providence WIN
KO
Aug. 30, 1948 Jimmy Weeks Rhode Island Auditorium, Providence WIN
Technical knockout
Aug. 23, 1948 Eddie Ross DWWWWW Rhode Island Auditorium, Providence WIN
KO
Aug. 9, 1948 Bobby Quinn WWWWWW Rhode Island Auditorium, Providence WIN
KO
July 19, 1948 John Edwards LW Rhode Island Auditorium, Providence WIN
KO
July 12, 1948 Harry Bilazarian WLLWLL Rhode Island Auditorium, Providence WIN
Technical knockout
March 17, 1947 Lee Epperson Valley Arena, Holyoke WIN
KO