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CONTINUATION OF A.J. LIEBLING'S SWEET SCIENCE BOOK! IS ROCKY MARCIANO'S TRUE RECORD 50-0?
On Friday night February 3 1956 (aka The Rocky Marciano Day), on national coast to coast tv & radio , at Madison Square Garden in NY with seating of over 20000 (or on Jan 5 '56, New Year's fight in LA at the Olympic Auditorium, with seating & standing places of 11000+. The place is now Korean Christian Church), Rocky Marciano was to fight 'Big' Bulky Bob Baker (aka 'The Grinder, Belt em Bob, BB). Unlike anybody else in the heavyweight division, he won 13 straight bouts (aka Baker's Dozen) & was the only logical opponent left for RM. Instead of BB fighing 'Hurricane' Jackson, BB should have fought Rocky, he earned the right to it but chose not to go after RM. Bob Baker whose record in February 1956 was 45-5 could have had better record, but he didnt because of Chris Dundee's bad management of him) was the genuine heavyweight for any era, he was at least 188cm-6'2, 210-230lbs-100kg+! He had excellent record against shorter opponents, he also had very fast hands. No doubt that Marciano-Baker fight would have been very interesting! Nino Valdez (not Valdes) beat Cockell easily in Cockell's UK hometown just before Rocky's fight against Archie Moore. Rocky never faced real heavyweight in championship bouts except for Cockell who was 205lbs & good fighter but he was not the logical contender for the crown & Nino Valdez easily defeated him. He was nowhere close to Marciano & other top fighters; thus it's unknown how good/bad Rocky really was. Rocky also fought Roland LaStarza but he was not heavyweight according to modern standards. BB was also body builder. At the beginning of Baker's career he won 26 straight bouts & later 13 straight bouts, thus he won 39 straight consecuive bouts in his career. That's a very rare impressive achievement/accomplishment in any weight class! Bob Baker was never given respect as a good boxer he deserved. January 6th 1956 was the last day of Friday night fights at MSG, then it resumed on February 3. Only heavyweights fought on this night just like on 9.21.1955, when RM fought Archie Moore, it was Rocky's next to last public bout. Last one was on March 27 1956, in Rio de Janeiro, in Brasil at little Maracana stadium. Rocky was also a guest referee. Rocky Marciano (whose real walking weight was 230+lbs-100+kg, height 5'11-180cm, fighting weight 175-190lbs-83-90kg) should have taken BB fight for various reasons. Also he never had championship fight in winter. He would have had exact 88% KO rate, 44 KO wins, an increase from 87.76%. He would have had golden 50-0-0 record. Rocky Marciano was really world heavyweight champion from September 23 1952 to November 30 1956, when Floyd Patterson was declared the official champ after beating Archie Moore. April 27 is incorrect! Rocky could have been champion from 9/23/1952 to 1/3/1957 & Floyd Patterson could still win championship at 21, wake up at 22 & have a great birthday present.
Rocky Marciano's true amateur record is 9-4(with 8KOs).
His opponent Ralph Piscopo didnt show up & RM won by DQ, that's why many sources like wikipedia/wikipedoia claim Rocky's amateur record is 8-4, which is wrong!
Rocky lived most of his life in Brockton, MA, but after his championship years were over, he moved to Fort Lauderdale, FL.
According to Universal TIme (UT), Marciano technically died on his 46th birthday at 2AM on 9.1.1969!
The Super Fight with Ali, after 12 rounds it was draw. If the fight happened today, that's what it would be.
The Rocky statue was erected in Brockton in 2012, on Rocky's 60th anniversary of becoming world champion. It's the tallest statue in North America. It became reality ONLY when MR. Jan Lubek Nida & MS. Wanda Wladyslawa Nida proposed the idea & concept to promise breaking WBC/SULAIMANS. They paid around 150 000$ for it but shameful cheap brocktonians didnt even donate 1% of statue's cost!!!
- BAKER VS MARCIANO ON 2.3.56
- Bob Baker obituary, leading 1950's boxer!
- EXCELLENT 102% TRUE, THE ROCKY MARCIANO BIOGRAPHY!
- EXCELLENT 102% TRUE INFO ON HISTORICAL FIGHT BETWEEN ROCKY MARCIANO & BOB BAKER!!!
- Marciano & other linx!
- Baker vs Hurricane, it was supposed to be Baker vs Marciano, not Hurricane!!!
- Jim Norris proposes February 1956 Baker-Marciano fight!!!
- Rocky Marciano's true amateur record is 9-4!!!
- RIP Rocky Marciano!
Baker 'giving it' to Hurricane Jackson, II.III. 1956! VS