Saturday, October 25, 2014

Exclusive Fight Pictures -- 25-October-2014

Motion Picture Daily, 23-September-1953

An ad promises "Exclusive Fight Pictures" of the upcoming second match between heavyweight champion Rocky Marciano and challenger Roland LaStarza.  On 24-March-1950, LaStarza lost a controversial decision to Marcinao.  Marciano went on to win the heavyweight championship from Jersey Joe Walcott in 1952.  Marciano faced LaStarza again on 24-September-1953. in the Polo Grounds  LaStarza did well in the early rounds, but then lost steam.  Marciano earned a TKO in the 11th.  It was a thrilling fight. 

Rocky Marciano is the only man so far to retire as heavyweight champion undefeated and untied and stay retired. 

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