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Rocky Marciano
Global ID9032
sexmale
birthdate 1923-09-01
death date 1969-08-31 (45)
divisionheavyweight
stanceorthodox
height5′ 10½″   /   179cm
reach68″   /   173cm
aliasThe Brockton Blockbuster
country USA
residenceBrockton, Massachusetts, USA
birth placeBrockton, Massachusetts, USA
birth nameRocco Francis Marchegiano
won 49 (KO 43) + lost 0 (KO 0) + drawn 0 = 49
rounds boxed 241 KO% 87.76
 
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dateopponentW-L-Dlast 6location
1955-09-21Archie Moore148-19-8
Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York, USAWKO915
time: 1:19 | referee: Harry Kessler 5-2 | judge: Harold Barnes 5-3 | judge: Artie Aidala 7-1
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.

1955-05-16Don Cockell66-11-1
Kezar Stadium, San Francisco, California, USAWTKO915
time: 0:54 | referee: Frankie Brown
World Heavyweight Title
1954-09-17Ezzard Charles83-11-1
Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York, USAWKO815
time: 2:36 | referee: Al Berl 5-1 | judge: Frank Forbes 6-1 | judge: Artie Aidala 6-1
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

1954-06-17Ezzard Charles83-10-1
Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York, USAWUD1515
referee: Ruby Goldstein 8-5 | judge: Artie Aidala 9-5 | judge: Harold Barnes 8-6
World Heavyweight Title
1953-09-24Roland LaStarza53-3-0
Polo Grounds, New York, New York, USAWTKO1115
referee: Ruby Goldstein 7-3 | judge: Young Otto 6-4 | judge: Harold Barnes 5-5
World Heavyweight Title
1953 Fight of the Year - Ring Magazine
LaStarza was knocked through the ropes before the fight was stopped.

1953-05-15Jersey Joe Walcott51-17-2
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USAWKO115
time: 2:25 | referee: Frank Sikora
World Heavyweight Title
1952-09-23Jersey Joe Walcott51-16-2
Municipal Stadium, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWKO1315
time: 0:43 | referee: Charley Daggert 4-7 | judge: Pete Tomasco 5-7 | judge: Zach Clayton 4-8
World Heavyweight Title
1952-07-28Harry Matthews81-3-5
Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York, USAWKO210
time: 2:04 | referee: Ray Miller
World Heavyweight Title Eliminator. Marciano put Matthews down for the count with two sharp left hooks.
1952-05-12Bernie Reynolds51-9-1
Rhode Island Auditorium, Providence, Rhode Island, USAWKO310
time: 2:21 | referee: Dolly Searle
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.
1952-04-21Gino Buonvino24-14-8
Rhode Island Auditorium, Providence, Rhode Island, USAWKO210
time: 1:35 | referee: Sharkey Buonanno
1952-02-13Lee Savold100-37-3
Convention Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWRTD610
referee: Pete Tomasco
Savold's manager stopped the bout between the 6th and 7th rounds.
1951-10-26Joe Louis66-2-0
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWTKO810
referee: Ruby Goldstein 4-2 | judge: Joe Agnello 5-2 | judge: Harold Barnes 4-3
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.
1951-08-27Freddie Beshore30-13-1
Boston Garden, Boston, Massachusetts, USAWKO410
time: 0:50 | referee: Johnny Martin
1951-07-12Rex Layne34-1-2
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWKO610
time: 0:35 | referee: Mark Conn
Layne was a 9-5 favorite but a right to the temple put him down for the count.
1951-04-30Willis Applegate11-14-2
Rhode Island Auditorium, Providence, Rhode Island, USAWUD1010
referee: Dolly Searle
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.
1951-03-26Art Henri13-15-1
Rhode Island Auditorium, Providence, Rhode Island, USAWTKO910
time: 2:51 | referee: Dolly Searle
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.
1951-03-20Harold Mitchell3-13-3
Auditorium, Hartford, Connecticut, USAWTKO210
time: 2:45 | referee: Lou Bogash
1951-01-29Keene Simmons8-8-1
Rhode Island Auditorium, Providence, Rhode Island, USAWTKO810
time: 2:54 | referee: Sharkey Buonanno
1950-12-18Bill Wilson43-11-2
Rhode Island Auditorium, Providence, Rhode Island, USAWTKO110
time: 1:50 | referee: Dolly Searle
1950-11-13Ted Lowry65-57-10
Rhode Island Auditorium, Providence, Rhode Island, USAWUD1010
referee: Sharkey Buonanno
1950-09-18Johnny Shkor30-18-2
Rhode Island Auditorium, Providence, Rhode Island, USAWTKO610
time: 1:28
1950-07-10Gino Buonvino22-11-7
Braves Field, Boston, Massachusetts, USAWTKO1010
time: 0:25 | referee: Joe Zapustas
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.
1950-06-05Eldridge Eatman22-20-5
Rhode Island Auditorium, Providence, Rhode Island, USAWTKO310
referee: Dolly Searle
1950-03-24Roland LaStarza37-0-0
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWSD1010
referee: Jack Watson 5-5 | judge: Arthur Schwartz 5-4 | judge: Artie Aidala 4-5
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.

1949-12-30Carmine Vingo16-1-0
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWKO610
time: 1:46 | referee: Harry Ebbets
1949-12-19Phil Muscato56-20-0
Rhode Island Auditorium, Providence, Rhode Island, USAWTKO510
time: 1:15 | referee: Sharkey Buonanno
1949-12-02Pat Richards23-6-5
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWTKO28
time: 0:39 | referee: Frank Fullam
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.
1949-11-07Joe Dominic18-10-0
Rhode Island Auditorium, Providence, Rhode Island, USAWKO210
time: 2:26
1949-10-10Ted Lowry62-49-9
Rhode Island Auditorium, Providence, Rhode Island, USAWUD1010
referee: Ben Maculan
1949-09-26Tommy DiGiorgio9-9-0
Rhode Island Auditorium, Providence, Rhode Island, USAWKO410
time: 2:04
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.
1949-08-16Pete Louthis29-13-3
New Page Arena, New Bedford, Massachusetts, USAWKO310
1949-07-18Harry Haft13-7-0
Rhode Island Auditorium, Providence, Rhode Island, USAWKO310
time: 2:21
"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.
1949-05-23Don Mogard17-9-1
Rhode Island Auditorium, Providence, Rhode Island, USAWUD1010
Mogard is the first to last the distance with the Rock.
1949-05-02Jimmy Evans18-7-0
Rhode Island Auditorium, Providence, Rhode Island, USAWTKO310
referee: Ben Maculan
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.
1949-04-11Jimmy Walls9-15-1
Rhode Island Auditorium, Providence, Rhode Island, USAWKO310
time: 2:44 | referee: Dolly Searle
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.
1949-03-28Artie Donato8-7-0
Rhode Island Auditorium, Providence, Rhode Island, USAWKO110
time: 0:33 | referee: Sharkey Buonanno
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.
1949-03-21Johnny Pretzie9-5-0
Rhode Island Auditorium, Providence, Rhode Island, USAWTKO510
time: 1:46 | referee: Dolly Searle
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.
1948-12-14Gilley Ferron3-4-0
Convention Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWTKO26
time: 2:21
Marciano slashed Ferron's left eyebrow and floored him three times in the second round, to score a technical knockout in 2:21.
1948-11-29James Patrick Connolly8-5-0
Rhode Island Auditorium, Providence, Rhode Island, USAWTKO18
time: 0:57 | referee: Ben Maculan
A fast right to the head dropped Connolly for "nine," but he was in such bad shape that the referee then stopped the fight.
1948-10-04Bob Jefferson3-2-0
Rhode Island Auditorium, Providence, Rhode Island, USAWTKO26
time: 2:30 | referee: Ben Maculan
The fight was stopped after Jefferson was dropped twice for nine-counts.
1948-09-30Gilbert Cardone0-1-0
Uline Arena, Washington, District of Columbia, USAWKO14
time: 0:36
Marciano ended the fight in just 36 seconds.
1948-09-20Bill Hardeman1-4-0
Rhode Island Auditorium, Providence, Rhode Island, USAWKO16
1948-09-13Humphrey Jackson4-2-0
Rhode Island Auditorium, Providence, Rhode Island, USAWKO16
time: 1:08
1948-08-30Jimmy Weeks
Rhode Island Auditorium, Providence, Rhode Island, USAWTKO16
time: 2:50 | referee: Sharkey Buonanno
1948-08-23Eddie Ross15-0-1
Rhode Island Auditorium, Providence, Rhode Island, USAWKO16
time: 1:03
According to B.R. Beardon, this was Marciano's first fight with Charley Goldman in his corner and Al Weill as manager.
1948-08-09Bobby Quinn8-0-0
Rhode Island Auditorium, Providence, Rhode Island, USAWKO34
time: 0:22
1948-07-19John Edwards1-1-0
Rhode Island Auditorium, Providence, Rhode Island, USAWKO14
time: 1:19
1948-07-12Harry Bilazarian3-5-0
Rhode Island Auditorium, Providence, Rhode Island, USAWTKO14
1947-03-17Lee Epperson
Valley Arena, Holyoke, Massachusetts, USAWKO34
time: 0:42
Pro debut for Marciano who used name Rocky Mack. Springfield Union

 
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