Marciano right to the chin KOs champion Walcott
Sept. 23, 1952
In storybook fashion, Rocky triumphs in Philadelphia. Marciano, that is, not Balboa.
Unbeaten in 42 fights, the 29-year-old Marciano doesn't look like a 9-5 favorite when heavyweight champ Jersey Joe Walcott knocks him down with a short left hook in the first round before 40,379 fans at Municipal Stadium. For the first time in his career, Marciano is looking up at his opponent.
The 38-year-old Walcott, a clever boxer, doesn't let up, and ...
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