Unbeaten

Unbeaten

Rocky Marciano's Fight for Perfection in A Crooked World

Book - 2018 | First edition
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The son of poor Italian immigrants, with short arms and stubby legs, Rocky Marciano accomplished a feat that eluded legendary heavyweight champions like Joe Louis, Jack Dempsey, Muhammad Ali, and Mike Tyson: He never lost a professional fight. His record was a perfect 49-0. Unbeaten is the story of this remarkable champion who overcame injury, doubt, and the schemes of corrupt promoters to win the title in a bloody and epic battle with Jersey Joe Walcott in 1952. Rocky packed a devastating punch with an innocent nickname, "Suzie Q," against which there was no defense.
Publisher: New York : Henry Holt and Company, 2018
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2018
ISBN: 9781627799195
Branch Call Number: 796.83092 MAR 2018
Characteristics: xii, 385 pages, [8] unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, photographs ; 25 cm

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mammothhawk229e
Oct 07, 2018

On paper. small stocky subject with stubby arms & awkward technical pose shouldn't be boxing champion. However, he have unconventional hard hitting punch, take a lot of punishment & could learn in baby steps.
Biography highlighted the seedy boxing world by organized crime & corrupt management who fixed matches or boxing legend that burnt brighter because he died so young and the trauma on his family.

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joecarson
Jul 01, 2018

Rocky Marciano was tough and extremely well conditioned, but overrated. Yes, he was undefeated as a pro, but once they won the title they ducked the young contenders to fight the old names, and he defended his title a grand total of six times in four years. However, many white people talk about him as if he were the textbook definition of a fighting champion who took on all comers.

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