September 24th in Boxing history: Rocky Marciano vs. Roland LaStarza

September 24th, 1953 was a historic day for boxing. Rocky Marciano impressively finished Roland LaStarza’s in the 11th round. This fight was the second title defense for Rocky’s heavyweight reign, and pushed his professional record to 45 and 0. Roland was a four to one underdog going into the fight. But this didn’t stop the challenger from putting on an amazing performance. Heroic...
September 25, 2017  |  Discuss

Joe Rogan reveals how Conor McGregor could beat Floyd Mayweather in a boxing match

If Conor McGregor faces Floyd Mayweather in a boxing match later this year, the UFC lightweight champion would be a massive underdog the moment he stepped into the ring.Not only has McGregor never competed in a professional boxing match but he would be standing across the ring from arguably one of the top fighters in the history of the sport as Mayweather touts a perfect 49-0 record...
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March 13, 2017

Cesar Cuenca’s lofty unbeaten record & bizarre lack of knockouts 46-0, 2 stoppages

Undefeated No. 1 junior welterweight contender Cesar “El Distinto” Cuenca of Argentina is just three victories shy of tying Rocky Marciano’s hallowed 49-0 record — although it would be ludicrous to compare the two. For one thing, there couldn’t be a wider disparity in quality of competition or the meaning of the fights being fought. For another, at 46-0, Cuenca has somehow managed...
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July 16, 2015  |  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...
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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 Nickles...
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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...
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September 21, 2012  |  Discuss

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