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Rocky Marciano... Joe Louis...



Item # 556840

October 27, 1951

LEOMINSTER DAILY ENTERPRISE, Massachusetts, October 27, 1951

* Rocky Marciano (The Brockton Blockbuster)
* Joe Louis (Brown Bomber)
* Heavyweight boxing fight


This 8 page newspaper has a two column headline on page 6: "Joe Louis Is Through and New Idol in Rocky Marciano Rules".

Also a one column headline on the same page: "Louis Friends Sob Openly As He Loses Bout"

This would be Joe Louis' last fight as a professional boxer and the start of Marciano's fame.

Other news of the day throughout. Light browning and minor margin wear, otherwise in good condition.

wikipedia notes: Rocky Marciano (September 1, 1923 – August 31, 1969), born Rocco Francis Marchegiano, was the heavyweight champion of the world from 1952 to 1956. Marciano, with forty-three knockouts to his credit (87.8% knockout rate), remains the only heavyweight champion in boxing history to retire having won every fight in his professional career.

wikipedia notes: Rocky Marciano (September 1, 1923 – August 31, 1969), born Rocco Francis Marchegiano, was the heavyweight champion of the world from 1952 to 1956. Marciano, with forty-three knockouts to his credit (87.8% knockout rate), remains the only heavyweight champion in boxing history to retire having won every fight in his professional career.

Category: The 20th Century

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