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Rocky Marciano
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    (September 1, 1923-August 31, 1969)
    Nicknamed 'The Brockton Blockbuster'
    Record: 49-0; 43 Knockouts (last heavyweight champion to retire undefeated)
    First Fight: March 17, 1947 vs Lee Epperson (KO-3rd round)
    43th Fight: September 23, 1952 vs Jersey Joe Walcott (KO-13th round, new heavyweight champion)
    49th (Last) Fight: September 21, 1955 vs Archie Moore (KO-9th round, defends his title 6th time and retires)
    He dropped out of high school.
    Growing up in a multi-ethnic climate led him to many fights.
    He hoped to become a baseball catcher but blew his arm out.
    He twice failed to get a driver's license.
    He was a chimney sweep.
    He was a 2 pack a day smoker.
    In his first amateur fight, he was losing so he kneed his opponent in the groin and was disqualified.
    At a year and a half he nearly died from pneumonia.
    He grew up poor.
    He served in WW II.
    He learned from his first amateur match, that he need to train harder, and he did.
    90% of his fights were won by knock outs.
    He died in a plane crash the day before he would have turned forty--six (August 31, 1969).
    Research: Tim Howard
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