Rocky Marciano – The Brockton Blockbuster

A product of the Army and amateur ranks, Rocky Marciano was born on September 1, 1923. He takes his place alongside Jack Dempsey and Joe Louis as one of the great heavyweights. Rocky Marciano was born and raised in Brockton, Massachusetts, to parents who were immigrants from Italy: when he was about eighteen months old, Rocky Marciano got pneumonia, from which he almost died. When Rocky Marciano grew up he worked as a chute man on delivery trucks for the …

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