ROCKY MARCIANO retired from boxing with a perfect 49-0 record, with 43 knockouts, and he is the only world heavyweight champion to retire from boxing undefeated. But there was always one fight, amongst the many fights of the year he was involved in, that stuck with the big punching heavyweight from Brockton, Massachusetts the most.
ON October 26, 1951, Rocky Marciano entered the ring at Madison Square Garden and looked across the ring to see his boyhood idol, “The Brown Bomber” Joe Louis staring back at him, hoping to regain the title he had once held during an illustrious career.
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