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Rocky Marciano wins heavyweight boxing title...



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September 24, 1952

MINNEAPOLIS MORNING TRIBUNE, Sept. 24, 1952

* Rocky Marciano wins heavyweight boxing title
* Knocks out Jersey Joe Walcott in 13th round
* President Richard Nixon's "Checkers Speech"


The front page has a four column photo with heading: "Walcott Loses Title" (see) The front page of the sport's section has a six column headline: "Rocky KOs Walcott in 13th; Walcott To Quit, Takes Loss Hard" with subheads and seven related photos. (see)
Also first report coverage on Richard Nixon's "Checkers Speech".
Complete with 32 pages, light toning at the margins, tiny binding holes along the spine, nice condition.

wikipedia notes: Marciano, 29, faced the World Heavyweight Champion, 38-year-old Jersey Joe Walcott, in Philadelphia on September 23, 1952. Walcott dropped Marciano in the first round and steadily built a points lead. In the 13th, Walcott used his trademark feint to set up his right hand, but Marciano's "Suzie Q" landed first, a powerful right hook causing Walcott to slump to his knees with his arm draped over the ropes. He lay motionless long after he had been counted out and Marciano became the new World Heavyweight Champion. At the time of the stoppage, Walcott was leading on all scorecards, 8–4, 7–5, and 7–4.

Category: The 20th Century