History | Aug 31 2018

On This Day: We lost Rocky Marciano in a tragic accident

Our Rocky Marciano obituary by Gilbert Odd from 1969
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THE RUTHLESS ROCK WAS SO GENTLE

IN September 1952 I was sitting in a Wardour Street pre-view cinema watching Rocky Marciano battering his way to the heavyweight championship of the world in a Philadelphia ring.

The film was three-dimensional, which showed every detail in great clarity of the massacre that started after Jersey Joe Walcott had dropped his challenger for a count in round one and went on until the veteran was put down for the full count in round 13.

 

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