Rocky Marciano vs. Freddie Beshore

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1951-08-27 : Rocky Marciano 187½ lbs beat Freddie Beshore 196 lbs by KO at 0:50 in round 4 of 10

  • Location: Boston Garden, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
  • Referee: Johnny Martin

Marciano KO's Beshoure To Remain Undefeated
International News Service, August 28, 1951

There was a little more proof today that Rocky Marciano of Brockton is one of the top heavyweight boxers.

Rocky knocked off once-durable Freddie Beshore in 50 seconds of the fourth round of their scheduled ten-rounder in Boston Garden last night. And when the rugged Beshore was knocked from his feet it marked the first time in his ten-year professional career that he had been decked.

Rocky made him hit the canvas emphatically. A sustained series of rights and lefts sent Freddie backwards and he was stretched out unconscious when the count of ten was reached.

This was Marciano's 37th victory in an undefeated professional career and it was his 32nd knockout.

The fight drew 9,523 paying customers who paid a gross of $26,933 for a net of $21,632. [1]