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Rocky Marciano

Rocky Marciano (Boxing. Born, Brockington, MA, Sept. 1, 1923; died, Newton, IA, Aug. 31, 1969.) As the only undefeated heavyweight champion in ring history, Rocky Marciano is unique. Rocco Francis Marciano was a popular champion with New Yorkers and he made four of his six title defenses in New York, as well as fighting six […]

Ezzard Charles

Ezzard Charles (Boxing.  Born, Lawrenceville, GA, July 7, 1921; died, Chicago, IL, May 27, 1975.)  When Joe Louis retired as heavyweight champion in 1949, Ezzard Marck Charles turned out to be his successor.  Charles won the title in a 15-round decision over Jersey Joe Walcott June 22, 1949, and lost it to Walcott July 18, 1951.  In […]

Frankie Carbo

Frankie Carbo (Boxing.  Born, New York, NY, Aug. 10, 1904; died, Miami Beach, FL, Nov. 9, 1976.)  Born on the Lower East Side, Paul John Carbo became the biggest of the mobsters who infested boxing in the 1940s and 1950s.  Carbo secretly owned shares of boxers and controlled managers, matchmakers, officials, and even promoters.  His biggest […]

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