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  • AugustChief
    Member
    • Dec 2012
    • 88

    Rocky Marciano

    Won this prized photograph of Rocky Marciano, coincidentally, I just discovered my sister is currently renting his house in Lake Como, Italy.



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    Real nameRocco Francis Marchegiano
    Nickname(s)The Brockton Blockbuster
    The Rock from Brockton
    Rated atHeavyweight
    Height5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
    Reach68 in (173 cm)
    NationalityAmerican
    BornSeptember 1, 1923
    Brockton, Massachusetts
    DiedAugust 31, 1969 (aged 45)
    Near Newton, Iowa
    StanceOrthodox
    Boxing record
    Total fights49
    Wins49
    Wins by KO43
    Losses0
    Draws0
    No contests0
  • Speedbag
    Author of the Speed Bag Bible, founder of speedbagcentral.com

    • Feb 2006
    • 7119

    #2
    Originally posted by AugustChief View Post
    Won this prized photograph of Rocky Marciano, coincidentally, I just discovered my sister is currently renting his house in Lake Como, Italy.



    Statistics
    Real nameRocco Francis Marchegiano
    Nickname(s)The Brockton Blockbuster
    The Rock from Brockton
    Rated atHeavyweight
    Height5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
    Reach68 in (173 cm)
    NationalityAmerican
    BornSeptember 1, 1923
    Brockton, Massachusetts
    DiedAugust 31, 1969 (aged 45)
    Near Newton, Iowa
    StanceOrthodox
    Boxing record
    Total fights49
    Wins49
    Wins by KO43
    Losses0
    Draws0
    No contests0
    wow! great photo and that's a big bag he is smacking around. Bet some of our big bag enthusiasts are salivating right now.
    Last edited by Speedbag; 09-06-2013, 11:38 PM.
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    • AugustChief
      Member
      • Dec 2012
      • 88

      #3
      It is very large (similar to Balazs LRG) along with the platform dimensions. I'm placing this awesome pic adjacent to my platform.

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      • MARTHA1
        Speed Bag Trainee
        • Mar 2013
        • 27

        #4
        Rocco francis marchegiano (rocky Marciano) 49 total career fights-46 of those won by knockout-became the only boxing champion to retire undefeated & stay retired...a real shame he passed at just 45 yrs of age!!!

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        • MARTHA1
          Speed Bag Trainee
          • Mar 2013
          • 27

          #5
          Typo error! my above post should have read 49 career fights & 43 won by knockout...not 46

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          • Allentown
            Senior Member
            • Oct 2010
            • 223

            #6
            The Rock

            The hardest pucher who ever lived.

            Marciano's punch was tested and it was featured in the December 1963 issue of Boxing Illustrated: "Marciano's knockout blow packs more explosive energy than an armour-piercing bullet and represents as much energy as would be required to spot lift 1000 pounds one foot off the ground

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            • AugustChief
              Member
              • Dec 2012
              • 88

              #7
              Allentown,

              Cool post, devastating power indeed.

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              • SpeedyTNation
                Speed Bag Trainee
                • Sep 2013
                • 19

                #8
                Marciano

                Wow, thanks for sharing this picture...guy was amazing read about him as a kid.

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                • AugustChief
                  Member
                  • Dec 2012
                  • 88

                  #9
                  I will, thanks for the suggestion, we often neglect the critical upbringing that defines these renown fighters.

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