Thursday, August 31, 2006

The Brockton Blockbuster

"Oh there they go. There they go, every time I start talkin 'bout boxing, a white man got to pull Rocky Marciano out their ass. That's their one, that's their one. Rocky Marciano. Rocky Marciano. Let me tell you something once and for all. Rocky Marciano was good, but compared to Joe Louis, Rocky Marciano ain't shit..." - Clarence

Rocky Marciano died on this date in 1969, he was 46 years old.

49 wins, 0 losses, 43 by KO

He was the World Heavyweight Boxing Champion from September 23, 1952 to November 30, 1956. Marciano was one of very few champion boxers in the history of the sport to retire with a perfect winning record. He was the only champion to retire undefeated in the heavyweight division. He is considered to be one of the greatest heavyweights of all time.