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Rocky Marciano Record

49-0
Total Fights49
Wins49
Losses0
Draws0
No-Contests0
Title Wins3
Title Defenses6
Title-Fight KOs6
KO Wins43
KO Losses0
Rocky Marciano Record & Stats
Brockton, Massachusetts, U.S.
“The Brockton Blockbuster”
Born
Sep 1, 1923
Died
Aug 31, 1969 (45 years)
Debut
Mar 17, 1947
Record
49-0
Title Fights
7
KOs
43 (87.8%)
Height
179 cm
Reach
173 cm
Ape Index
-6 cm
Stance
Orthodox
Last Fight
TheRing
HV
w1
d6
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Rocky Marciano's Record
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      What is Rocky Marciano's boxing record?

      In a professional boxing career spanning eight years and six months, Rocky Marciano fought 49 times with 49 wins and no losses.

      Marciano retired from professional boxing with an undefeated record of 49-0, which included three heavyweight world-title wins and six successful title defense fights. He had a 87.8% knockouts-to-fights ratio with 43 of his total 49 fights being knockout wins, six of which were in title fights.

      His last fight was a 9th round KO victory over Archie Moore on September 21, 1955. Marciano successfully defended the heavyweight NBA, NYSAC, and The Ring titles in this fight.

      Some of Marciano's best fights and notable victories include wins over four Hall-of-Famers (Archie Moore, Ezzard Charles, Jersey Joe Walcott, and Joe Louis), Roland La Starza, Don Cockell, and Lee Savold.

      #DateAgeOpponentResVia
      49Sep 21, 195532Archie MooreWin *KO9
      48May 16, 195531Don CockellWin *TKO9
      47Sep 17, 195431Ezzard CharlesWin *KO8
      46Jun 17, 195430Ezzard CharlesWin *UD
      45Sep 24, 195330Roland La StarzaWin *TKO11
      44May 15, 195329Jersey Joe WalcottWin *KO1
      43Sep 23, 195229Jersey Joe WalcottWin *KO13
      42Jul 28, 195228Harry MatthewsWinKO2
      41May 12, 195228Bernie ReynoldsWinKO3
      40Apr 21, 195228Gino BuonvinoWinKO2
      39Feb 13, 195228Lee SavoldWinRTD6
      38Oct 26, 195128Joe LouisWinTKO8
      37Aug 27, 195127Freddie BeshoreWinKO4
      36Jul 12, 195127Rex LayneWinKO6
      35Apr 30, 195127Willis ApplegateWinUD
      34Mar 26, 195127Art HenriWinTKO9
      33Mar 20, 195127Harold MitchellWinTKO2
      32Jan 29, 195127Keene SimmonsWinTKO8
      31Dec 18, 195027Bill WilsonWinTKO1
      30Nov 13, 195027Ted LowryWinUD
      29Sep 18, 195027Johnny ShkorWinTKO6
      28Jul 10, 195026Gino BuonvinoWinTKO10
      27Jun 5, 195026Eldridge EatmanWinTKO3
      26Mar 24, 195026Roland La StarzaWinSD
      25Dec 30, 194926Carmine VingoWinKO6
      24Dec 19, 194926Phil MuscatoWinTKO5
      23Dec 2, 194926Pat RichardsWinTKO2
      22Nov 7, 194926Joe DominicWinKO2
      21Oct 10, 194926Ted LowryWinUD
      20Sep 26, 194926Tommy DiGiorgioWinKO4
      19Aug 16, 194925Pete LouthisWinKO3
      18Jul 18, 194925Harry HaftWinKO3
      17May 23, 194925Don MogardWinUD
      16May 2, 194925Jimmy EvansWinTKO3
      15Apr 11, 194925Jimmy WallsWinKO3
      14Mar 28, 194925Artie DonatoWinKO1
      13Mar 21, 194925Johnny PretzieWinTKO5
      12Dec 14, 194825Gilley FerronWinTKO2
      11Nov 29, 194825James Patrick ConnollyWinTKO1
      10Oct 4, 194825Bob JeffersonWinTKO2
      9Sep 30, 194825Gilbert CardoneWinKO1
      8Sep 20, 194825Bill HardemanWinKO1
      7Sep 13, 194825Humphrey JacksonWinKO1
      6Aug 30, 194824Jimmy WeeksWinTKO1
      5Aug 23, 194824Eddie RossWinKO1
      4Aug 9, 194824Bobby QuinnWinKO3
      3Jul 19, 194824John EdwardsWinKO1
      2Jul 12, 194824Harry BilazarianWinTKO1
      1Mar 17, 194723Lee EppersonWinKO3

      * World-title fight

      Boxing career

      Rocky Marciano (The Brockton Blockbuster) was an American professional boxer. He was born in Brockton, Massachusetts, U.S. on September 1, 1923. He was a heavyweight world champion. He died on August 31, 1969 at the age of 45 years. Marciano was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame (IBHOF) in 1990. His professional boxing career spanned more than 8 years — from 1947 to 1955.

      Marciano made his professional boxing debut against Lee Epperson at the age of 23 on March 17, 1947, defeating Epperson via 3rd round KO. He would go on to remain undefeated throughout his career.

      He had his first world title fight at the age of 29 on September 23, 1952 after 42 professional fights, against Jersey Joe Walcott for the heavyweight NBA, NYSAC, and The Ring titles. He defeated Walcott via 13th round KO to become the heavyweight champion of the world.

      Marciano won one world title at heavyweight. For all the details about Marciano's world title wins and defenses refer to the "Championships" section below.

      Marciano had never lost a fight in his professional boxing career.

      His last professional fight was a heavyweight title defense bout against fellow American boxer Archie Moore at 32 years of age, on September 21, 1955. Marciano won the fight via 9th round KO and defended his NBA, NYSAC, and The Ring titles.

      Championships

      Marciano had a total of seven world-title fights, which includes winning three world titles and six successful title defenses. He won all seven of these fights.

      Title Wins

      Rocky Marciano fought for a heavyweight world title once, which he won via KO. He won one heavyweight belt.

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles WonMethod
      Sep 23, 1952Jersey Joe WalcottHeavyweightNBA, NYSAC, The RingKO

      Title Defenses

      Rocky Marciano had six heavyweight world-title defense fights. He won all of these fights.

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles DefendedMethod
      Sep 21, 1955Archie MooreHeavyweightNBA, NYSAC, The RingKO
      May 16, 1955Don CockellHeavyweightNBA, NYSAC, The RingTKO
      Sep 17, 1954Ezzard CharlesHeavyweightNBA, NYSAC, The RingKO
      Jun 17, 1954Ezzard CharlesHeavyweightNBA, NYSAC, The RingUD
      Sep 24, 1953Roland La StarzaHeavyweightNBA, NYSAC, The RingTKO
      May 15, 1953Jersey Joe WalcottHeavyweightNBA, NYSAC, The RingKO

      Highlights

      Marciano fought a total of 49 times during his professional career, which includes 7 world-title fights at the heavyweight division. He was among the very best of his generation and put on some great performances in his fights. These eight fights are the highlight of his career.

      • October 26, 1951: Rocky Marciano puts on the first remarkable performance of his career, defeating Joe Louis via 8th round TKO.

      • September 23, 1952: Marciano wins his first world titles by defeating Jersey Joe Walcott via 13th round KO. He is now the NBA, NYSAC, and The Ring heavyweight world champion.

      • May 15, 1953: Marciano successfully defends the NBA, NYSAC, and The Ring heavyweight titles against Jersey Joe Walcott, winning the fight via 1st round KO.

      • September 24, 1953: Marciano successfully defends the NBA, NYSAC, and The Ring heavyweight titles against Roland La Starza, winning the fight via 11th round TKO.

      • June 17, 1954: Marciano successfully defends the NBA, NYSAC, and The Ring heavyweight titles against Ezzard Charles, winning the fight via 15 round unanimous decision.

      • September 17, 1954: Marciano successfully defends the NBA, NYSAC, and The Ring heavyweight titles against Ezzard Charles, winning the fight via 8th round KO.

      • May 16, 1955: Marciano successfully defends the NBA, NYSAC, and The Ring heavyweight titles against Don Cockell, winning the fight via 9th round TKO.

      • September 21, 1955: Marciano successfully defends the NBA, NYSAC, and The Ring heavyweight titles against Archie Moore, winning the fight via 9th round KO.

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