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Throwback Thursday: Charley Norkus Victor In Eight Knockdown War With Danny Nardico

Even among boxing’s detractors, there is little doubt that the sport is unique in many ways. Beyond the inherent danger involved in voluntarily getting pasted, and beyond the one-on-one aspect of prizefighting that only a few mainstream sports enjoy, the fact that the result of a fight can never be certain no matter how far ahead one fighter may be is the boxing fan’s opium....
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Today in History: Rocky Marciano vs Ezzard Charles Part One

On June 17, 1954, former World Heavyweight Champion Ezzard Charles was defeated by defending champion Rocky Marciano who took his 47th consecutive victory with a unanimous decision in 15 rounds at Yankees Stadium in New York. Here is a video of highlights from the fight. Marciano came into the fight as a 7-2 favorite. The fight started with Charles taking the first five rounds...
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June 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Floyd Mayweather will not fight Rocky Marciano to a draw

Boxing legend Floyd Mayweather told the Associated Press on Friday that he will retire once his six-fight pay-per-view deal with Showtime expires in September 2015. The 36-year-old Mayweather (45-0, 26 KOs), who is slated to throw fists on four more occasions, last exited the squared circle on September 14 after earning a majority decision over Saul Alvarez to gain the WBC light...
Via Sports by Colin
January 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Floyd Mayweather will equal Rocky Marciano and then retire

In an utter mismatch, WBA Super World light middleweight titlist Floyd Mayweather earned a majority decision over precocious brawler Saul Alvarez to earn the WBC light middleweight crown Saturday night in Las Vegas, Nevada. Although Alvarez (42-1-1, 30 KOs) didn’t fight poorly and consistently forced the action, Mayweather (45-0, 26 KOs) landed flush shots for 36 minutes that flustered...
Via Sports by Colin
September 15, 2013  |  Discuss

With a healthy right hand, Floyd Mayweather is destined to equal Rocky Marciano’s 49-0 mark and retire as an unbeaten titlist

Floyd Mayweather Jr. hurt his right hand while battering an outclassed Robert Guerrero for 36 minutes on Saturday night in “Sin City.” Fortunately, although noticeably swollen and discolored, the 36-year-old Mayweather (44-0, 26 KOs) didn’t severely damage his power paw and still intends to scrap on September 14. Dismissing concerns of aging, inactivity and a stint behind bars...
Via Sports by Colin
May 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Floyd Mayweather Says He’s The Greatest of All Time (Video)

This is a standard Floyd Mayweather interview. Mayweather is one of the best boxers of all-time, but the greatest of all-time is a bit of stretch. The undefeated record carries a lot of weight, but Rocky Marciano was undefeated too and not many people say he is the best boxer or even heavyweight of all-time. From 2009 to the second Pacquiao was put to sleep by Marquez, I covered...
Via BlackSportsOnline
April 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Rocky Marciano vs. Floyd Patterson fantasy fight

Rocky Marciano retired 49-0 in April 1956, the only heavyweight champion to hang up the gloves with both the title around his waist and a perfect record. In the decades that followed, many revisionist critics would deride Marciano as a crude slugger who fought only old guys and little guys. The latter point ignores the undeniable fact that Marciano himself never tipped the scales...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
November 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Tiger Ted Lowry: The only man to take Rocky Marciano the distance twice

Not many know of "Tiger" Ted Lowry.  A shame, given that Lowry was the only boxer to twice survive the distance with one of the all-time great heavyweights, Rocky Marciano. Lowry (68-68-10, 45 KOs) fought from 1939 to 1955, taking time off from the ring to serve his country during World War II with the all-black 555th Parachute Infantry Battalion, known as the Triple...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
October 26, 2012  |  Discuss

Celebrating the 60th anniversary of Rocky Marciano’s championship win

Fifty-seven years ago today -- September 21, 1955 -- Heavyweight champion Rocky Marciano successfully defended his title for the sixth and final time by stopping Archie Moore in the ninth round. The only heavyweight champ to retire undefeated (49-0), the Brockton Blockbuster gained the coveted title at age 29 by defeating Jersey Joe Walcott on September 23, 1952, which coincidentally...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
September 21, 2012  |  Discuss

This Day in History: Rocky Marciano Knocked out Joe Louis

“He beat Joe Louis!” 60 years ago, Rocky Marciano knocked out Joe Louis in the 8th round at Madison Square Garden in a non-title fight. Marciano improved his record to 38-0, while the Brown Bomber would never fight again.
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October 26, 2011  |  Discuss
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