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More Info on Rocky Marciano

Updated: August 29, 2000, 2:04 PM ET
By Fred W. Kiger | Special to ESPN.com

Signature Fight Sept. 23, 1952 -In storybook fashion, Rocky triumphed in Philadelphia. Marciano, that is, not Balboa.

Unbeaten in 42 fights, the 29-year-old Marciano didn't look like a 9-5 favorite when heavyweight champ Jersey Joe Walcott knocked 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 was looking up at his opponent.

The 38-year-old Walcott, a clever boxer, didn't let up, and ...

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