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Rocky Marciano

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49 0 0
43 KOs
last 6


bouts 49 rating
rounds 241 ranking
KOs 88%
 
global ID 009032
birth nameRocco Francis Marchegiano
aliasThe Brockton Blockbuster
born 1923-09-01
death date1969-08-31 / age 45
debut1947-03-17 / age 23
divisionheavyweight
stanceorthodox
height5′ 10½″   /   179cm
reach
68″   /   173cm
residence
Brockton, Massachusetts, USA
birth place
Brockton, Massachusetts, USA
other rolesReferee  

Career Record

49 total bouts, view in calendar
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op. record 
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rounds location
188¼Archie Moore
148
19
8
188
 W  
KO9/15
Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York, USA
World Heavyweight Title
Moore floored Marciano in the 2nd round for a "2" count but was knocked down officially four times himself — twice in the 6th, once in the 8th and then when he was counted out in round 9. Marciano appeared to score a knockdown in the 7th, the timekeeper started a count but the referee waved it off as a slip.
time: 1:19   referee: Harry Kessler 5-2   judge: Harold Barnes 5-3, Artie Aidala 7-1
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189Don Cockell
66
11
1
205
 W  
TKO9/15
Kezar Stadium, San Francisco, California, USA
World Heavyweight Title
time: 0:54   referee: Frankie Brown
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187Ezzard Charles
85
11
1
192½
 W  
KO8/15
Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York, USA
World Heavyweight Title
Marciano in danger of being stopped when his nose was severely cut. Charles was down for "two" in the second round and again for "two" in the eighth, before the knockout.
1954 Fight of the Year - Ring Magazine
time: 2:36   referee: Al Berl 5-1   judge: Frank Forbes 6-1, Artie Aidala 6-1
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187½Ezzard Charles
85
10
1
185½
 W  
UD15/15
Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York, USA
World Heavyweight Title
referee: Ruby Goldstein 8-5   judge: Artie Aidala 9-5, Harold Barnes 8-6
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185Roland LaStarza
53
3
0
184¾
 W  
TKO11/15
Polo Grounds, New York, New York, USA
World Heavyweight Title
1953 Fight of the Year - Ring Magazine
LaStarza was knocked through the ropes before the fight was stopped.
referee: Ruby Goldstein 7-3   judge: Young Otto 6-4, Harold Barnes 5-5
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184½Jersey Joe Walcott
51
17
2
197¾
 W  
KO1/15
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USA
World Heavyweight Title
time: 2:25   referee: Frank Sikora
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184½Jersey Joe Walcott
51
16
2
196½
 W  
KO13/15
Municipal Stadium, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
World Heavyweight Title
time: 0:43   referee: Charley Daggert 4-7   judge: Pete Tomasco 5-7, Zach Clayton 4-8
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187½Harry Matthews
81
3
5
179
 W  
KO2/10
Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York, USA
World Heavyweight Title Eliminator. Marciano put Matthews down for the count with two sharp left hooks.
time: 2:04   referee: Ray Miller
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186¼Bernie Reynolds
51
9
1
185¼
 W  
KO3/10
Rhode Island Auditorium, Providence, Rhode Island, USA
Reynolds gave a very good account of himself. He clearly outfought Marciano in round one. The second round was a slugfest, and Marciano's powerful punches were slowing Bernie in the latter stages. Marciano came out to end it in round three but Reynolds was still punching strongly. A terrific right to the jaw which actually lifted Reynolds off of his feet ended it. The arena was a bedlam of excitement as the referee finished his count. Attendance was 4,528 and the gross gate was $12,586.
time: 2:21   referee: Dolly Searle
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189¾Gino Buonvino
24
14
8
196¾
 W  
KO2/10
Rhode Island Auditorium, Providence, Rhode Island, USA
time: 1:35   referee: Sharkey Buonanno
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186Lee Savold
100
37
3
200
 W  
RTD6/10
Convention Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Savold's manager stopped the bout between the 6th and 7th rounds.
referee: Pete Tomasco
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184Joe Louis
66
2
0
213¾
 W  
TKO8/10
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
Louis knocked down twice in the 8th. Marciano dropped Louis for an 8-count with a left hook, and then sent him through the ropes for the knockout. Referee Rudy Goldstein calls a halt without a count.
referee: Ruby Goldstein 4-2   judge: Joe Agnello 5-2, Harold Barnes 4-3
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187½Freddie Beshore
30
13
1
196
 W  
KO4/10
Boston Garden, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
time: 0:50   referee: Johnny Martin
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185½Rex Layne
34
1
2
193
 W  
KO6/10
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
Layne was a 9-5 favorite but a right to the temple put him down for the count.
time: 0:35   referee: Mark Conn
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185¾Willis Applegate
11
14
2
196
 W  
UD10/10
Rhode Island Auditorium, Providence, Rhode Island, USA
This was a bruising, crowd-pleasing battle. Marciano won handily enough but failed to even knock down his opponent, who had fought only twice in the previous two years. Applegate's best round was the third, which the referee also took from Marciano because of a low punch. Red landed plenty of good punches, typically in the early parts of rounds, but Marciano almost always came back later to take the play away. Marciano's best round was the sixth. The attendance was 4167 and the gross gate was $7,6l6.
referee: Dolly Searle
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186¾Art Henri
13
15
1
184½
 W  
TKO9/10
Rhode Island Auditorium, Providence, Rhode Island, USA
Henri frequently outfought Marciano with left hooks in the first three rounds, and landed four nifty uppercuts at close range in round three. Marciano hurt him with a two-handed attack in the fourth round and Art did not land much after that, although defending himself cleverly. The fight became one-sided and uninteresting. Marciano dropped Henri for two nine-counts in the ninth and the referee stopped it. Marciano was slow, sluggish, and cumbersome, and made one of his poorest showings. Attendance was 4386 and the gross gate was $8285.
time: 2:51   referee: Dolly Searle
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186Harold Mitchell
3
13
3
181½
 W  
TKO2/10
Auditorium, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
time: 2:45   referee: Lou Bogash
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192½Keene Simmons
8
8
1
200½
 W  
TKO8/10
Rhode Island Auditorium, Providence, Rhode Island, USA
time: 2:54   referee: Sharkey Buonanno
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190¼Bill Wilson
43
11
2
229½
 W  
TKO1/10
Rhode Island Auditorium, Providence, Rhode Island, USA
time: 1:50   referee: Dolly Searle
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186Ted Lowry
65
57
10
180¾
 W  
UD10/10
Rhode Island Auditorium, Providence, Rhode Island, USA
referee: Sharkey Buonanno
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190½Johnny Shkor
30
18
2
220½
 W  
TKO6/10
Rhode Island Auditorium, Providence, Rhode Island, USA
time: 1:28
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188¾Gino Buonvino
22
11
7
199¾
 W  
TKO10/10
Braves Field, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Buonvino was floored by a left hook to the jaw for a count of eight in the first round. But he came back to give a very good account of himself before the referee stopped the fight in round ten.
time: 0:25   referee: Joe Zapustas
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189¼Eldridge Eatman
22
20
5
206¾
 W  
TKO3/10
Rhode Island Auditorium, Providence, Rhode Island, USA
referee: Dolly Searle
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183¼Roland LaStarza
37
0
0
187
 W  
SD10/10
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
Under New York's supplemental scoring system referee Watson had Marciano winning 9-6, so Marciano was awarded a split decision.
LaStarza was down for a seven-count in round four, Marciano lost the eighth round due to a low blow.
referee: Jack Watson 5-5   judge: Arthur Schwartz 5-4, Artie Aidala 4-5
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180¼Carmine Vingo
16
1
0
189
 W  
KO6/10
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
time: 1:46   referee: Harry Ebbets
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183Phil Muscato
56
20
0
180
 W  
TKO5/10
Rhode Island Auditorium, Providence, Rhode Island, USA
time: 1:15   referee: Sharkey Buonanno
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181Pat Richards
23
6
5
187
 W  
TKO2/8
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
According to Dan Parker of the New York Mirror, Richards had no business being in the ring with Marciano. A right hand put Richards down for an eight-count in round one. Marciano landed a smash to the top of Richards's head in round two and Pat went down.
time: 0:39   referee: Frank Fullam
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185½Joe Dominic
18
10
0
190¼
 W  
KO2/10
Rhode Island Auditorium, Providence, Rhode Island, USA
time: 2:26
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180¼Ted Lowry
62
49
9
177¾
 W  
UD10/10
Rhode Island Auditorium, Providence, Rhode Island, USA
referee: Ben Maculan
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179¾Tommy DiGiorgio
9
9
0
183¾
 W  
KO4/10
Rhode Island Auditorium, Providence, Rhode Island, USA
Marciano landed a nifty left hook in the first round and floored DiGiorgio for "nine," but Tommy arose and gave a good account of himself. He boxed well and made Rocky miss, but a right and left sent DiGiorgio down for nine in the fourth. After Tommy arose, Marciano uncorked a terrific right which ended the fight even though his forearm landed instead of his fist. Attendance was 2255 and the gate was $3,565.
time: 2:04
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184Pete Louthis
29
13
3
184½
 W  
KO3/10
New Page Arena, New Bedford, Massachusetts, USA
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184½Harry Haft
13
7
0
174¾
 W  
KO3/10
Rhode Island Auditorium, Providence, Rhode Island, USA
"As usual Marciano was all fury and no finesse." Haft made a game showing, being a "rusher" with little style. He landed the first good punch of the fight in the first round, a hard right to Rocky's stomach. For the first minute of round two, Haft traded punch for punch, but then Marciano landed a series of rights that had his opponent groggy at the bell. Haft made one rally in round three but Marciano landed a flurry that put Harry down for the count. Attendace was 1655 and the gate was $2,747.
time: 2:21
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181¼Don Mogard
17
9
1
187¼
 W  
UD10/10
Rhode Island Auditorium, Providence, Rhode Island, USA
Mogard is the first to last the distance with the Rock.
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183Jimmy Evans
18
7
0
181
 W  
TKO3/10
Rhode Island Auditorium, Providence, Rhode Island, USA
Evans gave a very good account of himself in the first two rounds. Marciano won the first round but Jimmy out-boxed Rocky in the second. In the third Marciano's attack overwhelmed Evans, who was helpless on the ropes when the referee stopped it. It was a very good, if short, fight. Attendance was 2,775 and the gross gate was $4,876.
referee: Ben Maculan
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183Jimmy Walls
9
15
1
190¼
 W  
KO3/10
Rhode Island Auditorium, Providence, Rhode Island, USA
Walls made use of his superior height and reach and eked out an edge in a slow first round. Marciano staggered Walls in round two, and Jimmy was soon in trouble in the third, before a left to the body sent him down for the full count. Attendance ws 3567 and the gross gate was $6,282.
time: 2:44   referee: Dolly Searle
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182¼Artie Donato
8
7
0
201¾
 W  
KO1/10
Rhode Island Auditorium, Providence, Rhode Island, USA
Donato came out landing lefts and rights, but Marciano uncorked a right to the jaw which sent Artie down on the seat of his pants for the full count.
time: 0:33   referee: Sharkey Buonanno
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183Johnny Pretzie
9
5
0
195½
 W  
TKO5/10
Rhode Island Auditorium, Providence, Rhode Island, USA
Pretzie gave Marciano more trouble than all of his previous opponents, but was thoroughly beaten. Johnny defended himself well but lacked the stamina and punch needed to cope with Marciano. Rocky showed no boxing skill at all; just strength and a punch. Pretzie was floored once in round four and three times in round five before the referee topped the fight. 3595 fans attended; gross gate $6,821.
time: 1:46   referee: Dolly Searle
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178Gilley Ferron
3
4
0
198
 W  
TKO2/6
Convention Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Marciano slashed Ferron's left eyebrow and floored him three times in the second round, to score a technical knockout in 2:21.
time: 2:21
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185James Patrick Connolly
8
5
0
213
 W  
TKO1/8
Rhode Island Auditorium, Providence, Rhode Island, USA
A fast right to the head dropped Connolly for "nine," but he was in such bad shape that the referee then stopped the fight.
time: 0:57   referee: Ben Maculan
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178Bob Jefferson
3
2
0
172
 W  
TKO2/6
Rhode Island Auditorium, Providence, Rhode Island, USA
The fight was stopped after Jefferson was dropped twice for nine-counts.
time: 2:30   referee: Ben Maculan
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179Gilbert Cardone
0
1
0
189
 W  
KO1/4
Uline Arena, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
Marciano ended the fight in just 36 seconds.
time: 0:36
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182Bill Hardeman
1
4
0
206½
 W  
KO1/6
Rhode Island Auditorium, Providence, Rhode Island, USA
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183Humphrey Jackson
4
2
0
254
 W  
KO1/6
Rhode Island Auditorium, Providence, Rhode Island, USA
time: 1:08
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184¼Jimmy Weeksdebut
190
 W  
TKO1/6
Rhode Island Auditorium, Providence, Rhode Island, USA
time: 2:50   referee: Sharkey Buonanno
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184Eddie Ross
15
0
1
175
 W  
KO1/6
Rhode Island Auditorium, Providence, Rhode Island, USA
According to B.R. Beardon, this was Marciano's first fight with Charley Goldman in his corner and Al Weill as manager.
time: 1:03
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183Bobby Quinn
8
0
0
183
 W  
KO3/4
Rhode Island Auditorium, Providence, Rhode Island, USA
time: 0:22
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186¼John Edwards
1
1
0
173½
 W  
KO1/4
Rhode Island Auditorium, Providence, Rhode Island, USA
time: 1:19
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185Harry Bilazarian
3
5
0
175
 W  
TKO1/4
Rhode Island Auditorium, Providence, Rhode Island, USA
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192Lee Eppersondebut
185
 W  
KO3/4
Valley Arena, Holyoke, Massachusetts, USA
Pro debut for Marciano who used name Rocky Mack. Springfield Union
time: 0:42
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