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Find A Grave - Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens Central
Marciano (Marchegiano), Rocky (Rocco) b. September 1, 1923 d. August 31, 1969 Professional Boxer. Heavyweight Champion of the World 1952-1956. One of History's greatest fighters, 'The Brockton Blockbuster' was born in Brockton Massachusetts in 1923 and won the Golden Gloves title as an amateur. Marciano fought low and out of a crouch, and although he was much shorter than his opponents he had fervent desire and a devastating right hand. He turned pro in 1947 and progressed steadily through the ranks defeating the likes of Roland Lastarza, Don Mogard, Ted Lowry and...[Read More] Cause of death: Plane accident Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens Central, Fort Lauderdale, Broward County, Florida, USA Plot: Section AA, bottom row, 4th to the right