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Rocky Marciano (Rocky, The Brockton Bomber, The Brockton Blockbuster)

Last Updated: 19 May, 2022 | Views: 72

Age: 45

Profession: Boxer

Other Profession(s): Athlete

Higher Education: High school

Net Worth: $1 Million

Birth Date, Sign & Religion Details

Date of Birth
01 Sep, 1923
Birth Country
United States
Birth State/Province
Massachusetts
Birth District
Brockton
Birth Sign
Virgo
Nationalities
American
Died on
31 Aug, 1969
Cause of Death
Airplane Crash

About Rocky Marciano

About (Profile/Biography)

Rocco Francis Marchegiano, popular as Rocky Marciano, was a professional boxer from the United States who competed from 1947 to 1955 and held the world heavyweight title from 1952 to 1956. He is the only heavyweight champion to have gone undefeated throughout his career. His six title defenses were against Jersey Joe Walcott (from whom he had won the championship), Ezzard Charles (twice), Roland La Starza, Don Cockell, and Archie Moore.

Career

In 1946 – Rocky won the Amateur Armed Forces boxing tournament while representing the Army.

In 1947 – He made his professional boxing debut at the Valley Arena Gardens in Holyoke, Massachusetts.

In 1950 – Rocky defeated Roland La Starza. La Starza may have come closest to having defeated Marciano as a professional than any boxer.

In 1955 – He knocked out 38-year-old Archie Moore in his last title bout.

In 1956 – Rocky took retirement from boxing.

Achievements and Awards

In 1952 – He received the Sugar Ray Robinson Award.

In 1998 – Rocky was titled the sixth greatest heavyweight champion of all time by The Ring.

In 2007 – He was ranked 14 on ESPN.com's list of the 50 Greatest Boxers of All Time.

Unknown Facts

After his fight with Joe Louis, Rocky's intense talent was recognized. Rocky knocked Louis out in the final fight of his career. He earned the respect that a great boxer deserves in this fight.

Rocky inspired the character of 'Rocky Balboa' in the box office hit 'Rocky.'

Physical Stats

Height:(Approx.)
In Centimeters 178 cm
In Meters 1.78 m
In Feet & Inches 5'10"
Weight (Approx.)
In Kilograms 85 kg
In Pounds 190 Ibs
Eye Colour
Dark Brown
Hair Colour
Black

Family Details

Father's Name
Pierino Marchegiano
Mother's Name
Pasqualina Picciuto
Spouse
Barbara Cousins
Brother(s)
Louis Marchegiano,Peter Marchegiano
Sister(s)
Concetta Marchegiano, Elizabeth Marchegiano, Alice Marchegiano
Son(s)
Rocco Kevin Marchegiano
Daughter(s)
Mary Ann Marchegiano