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Rocky Marciano's Greatest Fights: Marciano-Walcott

Updated: September 28, 2006, 1:54 PM ET
By Bert Randolph Sugar | Boxing Historian

Rocky Marciano vs. Jersey Joe Walcott September 23, 1952 - Municipal Stadium, Philadelphia, PA

With one deep-dish beauty of a right hand at 43 seconds of the thirteenth round, Rocky Marciano almost tore the head off defending champion Jersey Joe Walcott, knocking his crown off in the process -- a crown he had worn securely for the previous 12 rounds.

It was a right hand that had traveled no more than six inches and yet it reached back 70 years, to the first modern heavyweight ...

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