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Rocky Marciano was born in Brockton, MA, the former world center of manufacturing.shoes Unable to succeed in a brief encounter with
footwear, he ultimately became the heavyweight champion of the world, on September 23, 1952, when he defeated Jersey Joe Walcott.
The Marciano room at the Brockton Historical Society features the boxing gloves and the shoes he wore while winning the Walcott fight. Also included in this fascinating exhibit, are numerous magazines, newspapers, video clips, photos, and boxing statistics..
Rocky's amazing record of 49 consecutive professional wins will probably never be exceeded. Killed in a tragic small plane crash on August 31, 1969, he is warmly remembered and held in the high esteem by all true Brocktonians..