Rocky Marciano vs. Archie Moore

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1955-09-21 : Rocky Marciano 188¼ lbs beat Archie Moore 188 lbs by KO at 1:19 in round 9 of 15

Notes

  • Marciano was a 4 to 1 favorite.
  • The fight was postponed 24 hours because of Hurricane Ione.
  • Attendance at Yankee Stadium was 61,574.
  • The gross gate was $948,117.95 and the net was $820,935.20.
  • Theatre Network Television drew an estimated $1,125,000 from some 320,000 fans in 129 locations in 92 cities.
  • The radio receipts were $35,000.
  • Marciano received $482,374 and Moore got $241,187.
  • Moore was attempting to become the first reigning World Light Heavyweight Champion to win the World Heavyweight Championship.
  • Marciano was dropped in the second round by a right hand, but he came back to knock Moore down three times officially — one apparent knockdown was ruled a slip — before flooring Moore for the full count in the ninth round.
  • At the time of the fight, Moore's record was reported to be 120-19-5, with 82 KOs.
  • This was Marciano's last fight. He retired with a record of 49-0, with 43 KOs.

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