Rocky Marciano

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Rocky Marciano

Profession: Heavyweight Boxing Champion

Nationality:
United States of America
American

Why Famous: He is the only person to hold the heavyweight title and undefeated throughout his career with boxing record of 49 total fights, 49 wins, 43 KO, and 0 losses.

Born: September 1, 1923
Birthplace: Brockton, Massachusetts, USA
Star Sign: Virgo

Died: August 31, 1969 (aged 45)
Cause of Death: Plane crash

Married Life

  • 1950-12-31 World heavyweight boxing champion Rocky Marciano (27) weds Barbara Cousins in Brockton, Massachusetts

Events in the Life of Rocky Marciano

  • 1951-10-26 Future world heavyweight boxing champion Rocky Marciano defeats former champion Joe Louis by TKO in the 8th round at Madison Square Garden
  • 1952-02-13 Future world champion Rocky Marciano knocks out Italian heavyweight boxer Gino Buonvino in the 2nd round at Rhode Island Auditorium, Providence for his 40th straight win
  • 1952-09-23 Undefeated Rocky Marciano KOs defending champion Jersey Joe Walcott in the 13th round at Municipal Stadium, Philadelphia for the world heavyweight boxing title
  • 1953-05-15 In his first world heavyweight title defence, Rocky Marciano KOs former champion Jersey Joe Walcott in the 1st round at Chicago Stadium
  • 1953-09-24 Rocky Marciano TKOs home town favourite Roland LaStarza in 11 at NYC's Polo Grounds to retain his world heavyweight boxing title
  • 1954-06-17 Rocky Marciano beats Ezzard Charles by unanimous points decision in his 3rd world heavyweight boxing title defence at Yankee Stadium, NYC
  • 1954-09-17 In a quick re-match at Yankee Stadium, NYC, Rocky Marciano KOs Ezzard Charles in the 8th round to retain his world heavyweight boxing title
  • 1955-05-16 Rocky Marciano beats Don Cockell by TKO in the 9th round at Kezar Stadium, San Francisco to retain his world heavyweight boxing title
  • 1955-09-21 In his last fight, undefeated world heavyweight boxing champion Rocky Marciano KOs light heavyweight Archie Moore in the 9th round at Yankee Stadium, NYC
  • 1956-04-27 Undefeated world heavyweight boxing champion Rocky Marciano, retires from the ring

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