Join Rainy Day Boxing for an in depth career tribute to the only heavyweight champion to retire undefeated, the Brockton Blockbuster, Rocky Marciano.
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One of my favorite stories about Rocky came from Archie Moore. After his fight with Marciano, Archie was asked when he realized he was in trouble. His response was “in the first round”. The interviewer mentioned that since Archie knocked Rocky down in the first round how could he know he was in trouble? Archie said, “I hit him harder than I ever hit any man, and he got up mad”.
189lbs, shortest reach in HW history, one of the shortest in height, smallest hands in HW history, but also, one of the best chins, one of the hardest punches and all while fighting bigger opponents, some significantly bigger. He ran 5-6 miles every single day, 10-12 miles when a fight was announced, 12-15 miles on fight week, trained with a 300lb heavy bag, and never took a day off. Marciano was simply one of the biggest savages to have ever competed in combat sports.