American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Marciano, Rocco Francis Known as "Rocky.” 1924-1969. American boxer who won the world heavyweight championship in 1952 and defended it six times. He retired in 1956 with a professional record of 49 victories and no defeats.
- n. United States prizefighter who won the world heavyweight championship in 1952 (1924-1969)
“Of course, any anthology of this kind does require stories about top fighters and top fights: Jack Dempsey, Gene Tunney, Joe Louis, Archie Moore, Rock Marciano, George Foreman, Joe Frazier, Muhammad Ali, and so on.”
“Louis resumed fighting after getting out of the service in 1945; he held his title until Rocky Marciano knocked him out at Madison Square Garden in New York in 1951.”
“In fact, evidence suggested Marciano himself spent the money on young, foreign au pairs he flew into Los Angeles for brief, luxurious stays.”
“Today In Sports: 28-year old Rocky Marciano knocks out 37-year old Joe Louis in the 8th round at Madison Square Garden.”
“This past winter, at his home outside Las Vegas, a misty eyed Tyson glanced at a row of photos of the likes of Joe Louis and Rocky Marciano and revealed, "I really wanted to be one of them, the greatest of all times.”
“Meeting heavyweight champ Rocky Marciano at the White House, Dwight Eisenhower whispers: "I envy you.”
“Today in Sports: Rocky Marciano gets knocked down in the second round but remains the undefeated heavyweight champ after knocking out Archie Moore in the 9th round.”
“Browse an author interview and biography of Francesca Marciano.”
“Ms. Lindgren, 24 years old, is the face of Guess by Marciano.”
“But … going thru the motions made him look like Rocky Marciano to the fans back home, huh?”
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