Rocky Marciano vs. Johnny Shkor
1950-09-18 : Rocky Marciano 190½ lbs beat Johnny Shkor 220½ lbs by TKO at 1:28 in round 6 of 10
- Location: Rhode Island Auditorium, Providence, Rhode Island, USA
Shkor was big and strong, and his mauling tactics were worrisome to Marciano for four rounds. Johnny stayed at close quarters and leaned on his opponent, trying to tire him out. Even so, Rocky did enough punching to win the first three rounds and the fourth was even. Marciano began to find the range in the fifth and knocked Shkor down with a left hook and a right to the eye just before the bell. Marciano came out in the sixth throwing bombs and Shkor was down for three nine-counts before the fight was stopped. Rocky suffered a left eyelid cut in the first round, which his handlers closed, but Shkor opened it in the third and it bled freely after that. The attendance was 6,072 and the gross gate was $12,081.