Rocky Marciano vs. Ezzard Charles (2nd meeting)
1954-09-17 : Ezzard Charles 192½ lbs lost to Rocky Marciano 187 lbs by KO at 2:36 in round 8 of 15
- Location: Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York, USA
- Referee: Al Berl 1-5
- Judge: Frank Forbes 1-6
- Judge: Artie Aidala 1-6
- World Heavyweight Title
Charles was down once in the second round. Marciano was in danger of being stopped when his nose was severely cut in round six. Marciano put Charles down twice in the eighth round, the second time for the count of ten. The fight was named The Ring Fight of the Year.