Rocky Marciano Retires
APRIL 27TH 1956
Rocky Marciano was an American professional boxer who was born on September 1, 1923.His Boxing career lasted from 1947 to 1955.Marciano was born and raised on the south side of Brockton, Massachusetts, to Pierino Marchegiano and Pasqualina Picciuto. Both of his parents were emigrants from Italy. He started fighting as a professional boxer in 1948, winning a fight against Harry Bilizarian.He won his first 16 bouts by knockout, all before the fifth round and nine before the first round was over.HE later retired on 27 Marciano died in a plane crash on August 31, 1969.