Rocky Marciano was an aberration. He was cut from a different cloth, and his legitimate heavyweight record of 49-0 (43 KOs) may continue to remain for decades to come. He didn’t practice conventional boxing technique. He was often clumsy, but always effective. The wreckage of broken and thoroughly beaten opponents in his wake is an example of something highly unusual and almost mystical, despite the fact that Marciano was as humble, polite, and down-to-earth as any high profile champion we’ve ever seen.