Rocky Marciano

49 0 0
43 KOs 0 KOs
division heavy
status inactive
bouts 49
rounds 241
KOs 87.76%
career 1947-1955
debut 1947-03-17

ID# 009032
birth name Rocco Francis Marchegiano
sex male
alias The Brockton Blockbuster
nationality USA
stance orthodox
height 5′ 10½″   /   179cm
reach 68″   /   173cm
residence Brockton, Massachusetts, USA
birth place Brockton, Massachusetts, USA

Boxing Pro 49 bouts

datew-l-dlast 6result
1955-09-21 Archie Moore 149 19 8
Yankee Stadium, Bronx
W-KO
1:19    ref: Harry Kessler 5-2   Artie Aidala 7-1   Harold Barnes 5-3

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.
1955-05-16 Don Cockell 66 11 1
Kezar Stadium, San Francisco
W-TKO
0:54    ref: Frankie Brown

1954-09-17 Ezzard Charles 85 11 1
Yankee Stadium, Bronx
W-KO
2:36    ref: Al Berl 5-1   Artie Aidala 6-1   Frank Forbes 6-1

Marciano in danger of being stopped when his nose was severely cut. Charles down for "two" in the 2nd round and again for "two" in the 8th, before the knockout; 1954 Fight of the Year - Ring Magazine
1954-06-17 Ezzard Charles 85 10 1
Yankee Stadium, Bronx
W-UD
ref: Ruby Goldstein 8-5   Artie Aidala 9-5   Harold Barnes 8-6

1953-09-24 Roland LaStarza 53 3 0
Polo Grounds, New York
W-TKO
ref: Ruby Goldstein 7-3   Harold Barnes 5-5   Young Otto 6-4

1953 Fight of the Year - Ring Magazine; LaStarza was knocked through the ropes before the fight was stopped.
1953-05-15 Jersey Joe Walcott 49 19 1
Chicago Stadium, Chicago
W-KO
2:25    ref: Frank Sikora

1952-09-23 Jersey Joe Walcott 49 18 1
Municipal Stadium, Philadelphia
W-KO
0:43    ref: Charley Daggert 4-7   Zach Clayton 4-8   Pete Tomasco 5-7

1952-07-28 Harry Matthews 81 3 5
Yankee Stadium, Bronx
W-KO
2:04    ref: Ray Miller
World Heavyweight Title Eliminator. Marciano put Matthews down for the count with two sharp left hooks.
1952-05-12 Bernie Reynolds 52 9 1
Rhode Island Auditorium, Providence
W-KO
2:21    ref: Dolly Searle
1952-04-21 Gino Buonvino 24 14 8
Rhode Island Auditorium, Providence
W-KO
1:35    ref: Sharkey Buonanno
1952-02-13 Lee Savold 104 45 4
Convention Hall, Philadelphia
W-RTD
Savold's manager stopped the bout after the end of the 6th round.
1951-10-26 Joe Louis 66 2 0
Madison Square Garden, New York
W-TKO
ref: Ruby Goldstein 4-2   Joe Agnello 5-2   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.
1951-08-27 Freddie Beshore 30 13 1
Boston Garden, Boston
W-KO
0:50    ref: Johnny Martin
1951-07-12 Rex Layne 34 1 2
Madison Square Garden, New York
W-KO
0:35    ref: Mark Conn
Layne was a 9-5 favorite but a right to the temple put him down for the count.
1951-04-30 Willis Applegate 11 14 2
Rhode Island Auditorium, Providence
W-UD
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.
1951-03-26 Art Henri 13 15 1
Rhode Island Auditorium, Providence
W-TKO
2:51    ref: Dolly Searle
1951-03-20 Harold Mitchell 4 14 3
Auditorium, Hartford
W-TKO
2:45    ref: Lou Bogash
1951-01-29 Keene Simmons 8 8 1
Rhode Island Auditorium, Providence
W-TKO
2:54    ref: Sharkey Buonanno
1950-12-18 Bill Wilson 42 11 2
Rhode Island Auditorium, Providence
W-TKO
1:50    ref: Dolly Searle
1950-11-13 Ted Lowry 67 57 10
Rhode Island Auditorium, Providence
W-UD
1950-09-18 Johnny Shkor 30 18 2
Rhode Island Auditorium, Providence
W-TKO
1:28    ref: Sharkey Buonanno
1950-07-10 Gino Buonvino 22 11 7
Braves Field, Boston
W-TKO
0:25    ref: 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.
1950-06-05 Eldridge Eatman 22 20 5
Rhode Island Auditorium, Providence
W-TKO

1950-03-24 Roland LaStarza 37 0 0
Madison Square Garden, New York
W-SD
ref: Jack Watson 5-5   Artie Aidala 4-5   Arthur Schwartz 5-4
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.
1949-12-30 Carmine Vingo 16 1 0
Madison Square Garden, New York
W-KO
1:46    ref: Harry Ebbets
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1949-12-19 Phil Muscato 56 20 0
Rhode Island Auditorium, Providence
W-TKO
1:15    ref: Sharkey Buonanno
1949-12-02 Pat Richards 24 7 5
Madison Square Garden, New York
W-TKO
0:39    ref: 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.
1949-11-07 Joe Dominic 18 10 0
Rhode Island Auditorium, Providence
W-KO
1949-10-10 Ted Lowry 64 49 9
Rhode Island Auditorium, Providence
W-UD
1949-09-26 Tommy DiGiorgio 9 9 0
Rhode Island Auditorium, Providence
W-KO
1949-08-16 Pete Louthis 32 13 5
New Page Arena, New Bedford
W-KO
1949-07-18 Harry Haft 12 7 0
Rhode Island Auditorium, Providence
W-KO
1949-05-23 Don Mogard 17 9 1
Rhode Island Auditorium, Providence
W-UD
1949-05-02 Jimmy Evans 18 7 0
Rhode Island Auditorium, Providence
W-TKO
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.
1949-04-11 Jimmy Walls 9 15 1
Rhode Island Auditorium, Providence
W-KO
2:44    ref: 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.
1949-03-28 Artie Donato 7 10 0
Rhode Island Auditorium, Providence
W-KO
0:33    ref: 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.
1949-03-21 Johnny Pretzie 9 5 0
Rhode Island Auditorium, Providence
W-TKO
1:46    ref: 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.
1948-12-14 Gilley Ferron 4 10 0
Convention Hall, Philadelphia
W-TKO
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.
1948-11-29 James Patrick
Connolly
8 5 0
Rhode Island Auditorium, Providence
W-TKO
0:57    ref: 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.
1948-10-04 Bob Jefferson 2 2 0
Rhode Island Auditorium, Providence
W-TKO
2:30    ref: Ben Maculan
The fight was stopped after Jefferson was dropped twice for nine-counts.
1948-09-30 Gilbert Cardone debut
Uline Arena, Washington
W-KO
1948-09-20 Bill Hardeman 1 4 0
Rhode Island Auditorium, Providence
W-KO
1948-09-13 Humphrey Jackson 4 2 0
Rhode Island Auditorium, Providence
W-KO
1948-08-30 Jimmy Weeks debut
Rhode Island Auditorium, Providence
W-TKO
2:50    ref: Sharkey Buonanno
1948-08-23 Eddie Ross 15 0 1
Rhode Island Auditorium, Providence
W-KO
1:03    
According to B.R. Beardon, this was Marciano's first fight with Charley Goldman in his corner and Al Weill as manager.
1948-08-09 Bobby Quinn 8 0 0
Rhode Island Auditorium, Providence
W-KO
1948-07-19 John Edwards 1 1 0
Rhode Island Auditorium, Providence
W-KO
1948-07-12 Harry Bilazarian 3 5 0
Rhode Island Auditorium, Providence
W-TKO
1947-03-17 Lee Epperson debut
Valley Arena, Holyoke
W-KO
0:42    ref: Jack Dekkers   Harry French   Lester Oberheim
Pro debut for Marciano who used name Rocky Mack. Springfield Union