Last Updated: 19 May, 2022 | Views: 72
Other Profession(s): Athlete
Higher Education: High school
Net Worth: $1 Million
Birth Date, Sign & Religion Details
About Rocky Marciano
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.
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.
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.'