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1953 Rocky Marciano title bout...

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May 16, 1953

THE NEW YORK TIMES, New York, May 16, 1953

* Rocky Marciano vs. Jersey Joe Walcott
* Heavyweight boxing title fight

This 34 page newspaper has a one column headline on the front page: "Marciano Keeps Title On Disputed Knockout" with photo of Marciano. (see)

Much more on page 13 with banner headline: "Marciano Knocks Out Walcott in First Round; Loser Protests Referee's Count" with subheads and related action photo. (see) Tells of the heavyweight boxing title fight between Rocky Marciano and Jersey Joe Walcott. Nice to have in this famous NYC title.

Other news of the day throughout. Light browning, otherwise good condition.

wikipedia notes: Rocky Marciano (September 1, 1923 – August 31, 1969), born Rocco Francis Marchegiano, was the heavyweight champion of the world from September 23, 1952, to April 27, 1956, when he retired as 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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