Rocky Marciano
(Rocco Francis Marchegiano)
(the "Brockton Blockbuster")

BORN   September 1 1923; Brockton, Massachusetts
DIED August 31 1969; Newton, Iowa (Plane crash)
HEIGHT 5-10 1/4 (Some sources report 5-11)
WEIGHT 178-192 1/2 lbs
RACE White; Italian-American
MANAGERS Gene Caggiano, Al Weill
TRAINERS Charlie Goldman, A. Columbo

Marciano is considered by some experts to be the strongest of all the heavyweights and the hardest hitter; He had a chin of iron and took considerable punishment in order to get close enough to land his haymaker punches; He was belligerent to the point of unbelievable unless seen in action

Rocky was a small heavyweight in statue but a big heavyweight in punching power; He was muscular and stocky, struck brutal blows with each fist and was rough, tough and durable; He was one of only nine men to retire unbeaten over his entire career; The others were Young Mitchell, Jack McAuliffe, Jimmy Barry, Laszlo Papp, Terry Marsh, Ji Won Kim, Ricardo Lopez and Sven Ottke

Herb Goldman ranked Marciano as the #7 All-Time Heavyweight; Charley Rose ranked him as the #8 All-Time Heavyweight; Nat Fleischer ranked Rocky as the #10 All-Time Heavyweight; Marciano was inducted into the Ring Boxing Hall of Fame in 1959 and the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 1990

Mar 17 Harry Lee Epperson         Holyoke, Ma                      KO  3

Jul 12 Harry Bilazarian           Providence, RI                   TK  1
Jul 19 John Edwards               Providence, RI                   KO  1
Aug  9 Bobby Quinn                Providence, RI                   KO  3
Aug 23 Eddie Ross                 Providence, RI                   KO  1
Aug 30 Jimmy Weeks                Providence, RI                   TK  1
Sep 13 Jerry Jackson              Providence, RI                   TK  1
Sep 20 Bill Hardeman              Providence, RI                   KO  1
Sep 30 Gil Cardione               Washington, DC                   KO  1
Oct  4 Bob Jefferson              Providence, RI                   TK  2
Nov 29 Patrick Connolly           Providence, RI                   KO  1
Dec 14 Gilley Ferron              Philadelphia, Pa                 TK  2
          -Some sources report 12/04/48

Mar 21 Johnny Pretzie             Providence, RI `                 TK  5
Mar 28 Artie Donato               Providence, RI                   KO  1
Apr 11 James Walls                Providence, RI                   KO  3
May  2 Jimmy Evans                Providence, RI                   TK  3
May 23 Don Mogard                 Providence, RI                    W 10
Jul 18 Harry Haft                 Providence, RI                   KO  3
Aug 16 Pete Louthis               New Bedford, Ma                  KO  3
Sep 26 Tommy DiGiorgio            Providence, RI                   KO  4
Oct 10 "Tiger" Ted Lowry          Providence, RI                    W 10
Nov  7 Joe Dominic                Providence, RI                   KO  2
Dec  2 "Irish" Pat Richards       New York, NY                     TK  2
Dec 19 Phil Muscato               Providence, RI                   TK  5
Dec 30 Carmine Vingo              New York, NY                     KO  6

Mar 24 Roland LaStarza            New York, NY                      W 10
Jun  5 Eldridge Eatman            Providence, RI                   TK  3
Jul 10 Gino Buonvino              Boston, Ma                       TK 10
Sep 18 Johnny Shkor               Providence, RI                   KO  6
Nov 13 "Tiger" Ted Lowry          Providence, RI                    W 10
Dec 18 "Big" Bill Wilson          Providence, RI                   TK  1

Jan 29 Keene Simmons              Providence, RI                   TK  8
Mar 20 Harold Mitchell            Hartford, Ct                     TK  2
Mar 26 Art Henri                  Providence, RI                   TK  9
Apr 30 Willis "Red" Applegate     Providence, RI                    W 10
Jul 12 Rex Layne                  New York, NY                     KO  6
Aug 27 Freddie Beshore            Boston, Ma                       TK  4
Oct 26 Joe Louis                  New York, NY                     TK  8

Feb 13 Lee Savold                 Philadelphia, Pa                 TK  6
Apr 21 Gino Buonvino              Providence, RI                   KO  2
May 12 Bernie Reynolds            Providence, RI                   KO  3
Jul 28 Harry "Kid" Matthews       New York, NY                     KO  2
          -Heavyweight Championship Elimination Bout
Sep 23 "Jersey" Joe Walcott       Philadelphia, Pa                 KO 13
          -Heavyweight Championship of the World

May 15 "Jersey" Joe Walcott       Chicago, Il                      KO  1
          -Heavyweight Championship of the World
Sep 24 Roland LaStarza            New York, NY                     TK 11
          -Heavyweight Championship of the World

Jun 17 Ezzard Charles             New York, NY                      W 15
          -Heavyweight Championship of the World
Sep 17 Ezzard Charles             New York, NY                     KO  8
          -Heavyweight Championship of the World

May 16 Don Cockell                San Francisco, Ca                TK  9
          -Heavyweight Championship of the World
Aug  3 Keene Simmons                                               EX   
Sep 21 Archie Moore               New York, NY                     KO  9
          -Heavyweight Championship of the World

Apr 27 -Marciano announced his retirement from the ring

       Gene Tunney                                                  W 15
       Max Baer                                                    TK 13
       Jim Jeffries                                                TK 14
       Jack Dempsey                                                KO 13

Jan 20 Muhammad Ali                                                KO 13

Record courtesy of Tracy Callis, Historian, International Boxing Research Organization
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