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WHEN ROCKY MARCIANO STEPPED IN A RING FOR 49TH TIME

 

 

Rocky Marciano went out in style 60 years ago

The undefeated world heavyweight champion from Brockton stopped Archie Moore in the ninth round at Yankee Stadium on Sept. 21, 1955 to improve to 49-0, then called it a career seven months later at the age of 32.

By Jim Fenton

BROCKTON – Sixty years ago tonight, he stepped into a boxing ring for the 49th time in a perfect professional career.
Undefeated Rocky Marciano of Brockton put his heavyweight championship on the line that night against light heavyweight champion Archie Moore with 61,574 fans on hand at Yankee Stadium.
It wasn’t until seven months later when it was learned that that night in the Bronx would be the final fight for Marciano.
He took care of the 38-year-old Moore, winning by knockout at 1:19 of the ninth round, and the wait began to see what Marciano would be doing next.
Instead of chasing a 50th straight victory, however, Marciano announced his retirement from the sport at the age of 32 on April 27, 1956.
That win over Moore six decades ago this evening proved to be the final chapter in a legendary run for Marciano.
According to his younger brother, Peter Marciano, the champion didn’t feel there were any worthy challengers around to keep him going.
“He gave anybody and everybody who was worthy of the title a chance,” said Peter Marciano, who attended the fight 60 years ago. “He sidestepped no one. He really didn’t feel there was anybody around at that time that could give him a good fight. The only guy around was Floyd Patterson, who was kind of before his prime.
“I think Rocky really needed someone to push him, to motivate him to get into the gym and work as hard as he did. I don’t really know if he had the motivation to get in there and do what he had to do.
“After considering everything, he promised his wife (Barbara), even told mom (Pasqualena Marchegiano) he wasn’t going to go forever in the game. I was happy he got through at that point. He did us all proud.”
Marciano was a 4-1 favorite against Moore, who had 144 pro fights to his credit, and he earned about $482,000 for the bout, according to boxrec.com. In addition to the large crowd at Yankee Stadium, there were 320,000 fans watching on Theatre Network Television in 92 cities.
Moore, trying to become the first light heavyweight to win the heavyweight crown, had constantly asked Marciano for the matchup.
“Archie Moore had a campaign going,” said Peter Marciano. “I remember Rocky getting letters from him, postcards saying, ‘When are you going to face me? I want a piece of you.’
“He was kind of like the (Buffalo Bills coach) Rex Ryan of that time. Rocky finally said, ‘You know something? I think Archie Moore is probably the guy who deserves to challenge for the heavyweight championship and I’d like to fight him.’
“They made the fight and the rest is history.”
Once they got into the ring, the aging Moore stunned Marciano by knocking the champion down in the second round. Marciano was down for only a few seconds in just the second knockdown of his career.
“Sure, it stung me,” Rocky Marciano told reporters after the fight. “I was blacked out for a second, but I snapped out of it quickly.”
Said Peter Marciano: “In the second round, he got hit with a short right cross and he went down for the count of three or four. He really wasn’t hurt.
“It’s a perfect example of being a heavyweight. Rocky could take a punch as well as any fighter who ever lived. But it goes to show you any time you get hit by a heavyweight, you can go down. You can get knocked out.”
Marciano recovered from that knockdown and was in control of the fight the rest of the way, dropping Moore three times.
He was ahead on all three scorecards, including 7-1 on one, when the fight was stopped in the ninth round.
“I hit him enough to knock out a dozen men,” said Rocky Marciano after the win. “But he was clever. He rolled with the punches.”
As he spoke with reporters that night at the home of the New York Yankees, Marciano was asked about what was going to happen now that he had won 49 in a row with the conquest of Moore.
“There is a lot of pressure from my family for me to retire,” said Marciano. “My mother wants me to quit, so does my dad and my wife. It has been a pretty bad ordeal for them.
“I don’t know what I should do. Personally, at this point, I don’t feel I should retire.”
But after the fall and the winter, Marciano called it quits in the spring, walking away with his perfect record intact.
“Now that I think back, I kind of feel that I had a good feeling that (the fight against Moore) might be it,” said Peter Marciano. “I think he could have taken on two, three, four more guys and had a fairly easy go at it. I just don’t think Rocky was built that way. Rocky kind of liked the idea of somebody giving him a challenge.
“It meant a great deal to him (to go out on top). I know that he was a proud guy. I think that made him feel real good.”

Jim Fenton may be reached at jfenton@enterprisenews.com.

Source: www.enterprisenews.com/article/20150920/NEWS/150929571

 

 

 

 

 

 

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