Legendary Italian American boxer Rocky Marciano held the heavyweight boxing title from 1952 to 1956. He is the only heavyweight champion to have finished his career undefeated. He had 43 knockout wins and won all 49 of his professional fights. Marciano was knocked down only twice in his entire professional career. Many boxing fans say that Muhammad Ali was the greatest boxer, but many others say the greatest was Rocky.
He was born Rocco Francis Marchegiano on September 1, 1923 in a tough neighborhood in Brockton, MA. His father, Pierino, worked at a shoe factory. His mother's name was Pasqualina. Pierino was