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Rocky Marciano

1923 - 1969

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Rocco Francis Marchegiano (September 1, 1923 – August 31, 1969; Italian pronunciation: [markeˈdʒaːno]), better known as Rocky Marciano (, Italian: [marˈtʃaːno]), was an American professional boxer who competed from 1947 to 1955, and held the world heavyweight title from 1952 to 1956. He is the only heavyweight champion to have finished his career undefeated. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Rocky Marciano has received more than 8,788,843 page views. His biography is available in 52 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 51 in 2019). Rocky Marciano is the 2nd most popular boxer, the 254th most popular biography from United States (down from 214th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular American Boxer.

Rocky Marciano was a heavyweight boxer. He is most famous for being the only heavyweight champion to retire undefeated.

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Among boxers, Rocky Marciano ranks 2 out of 326Before him are Muhammad Ali. After him are Mike Tyson, Joe Frazier, Joe Louis, Floyd Mayweather Jr., George Foreman, Max Schmeling, Sugar Ray Robinson, Sonny Liston, Jake LaMotta, and Jack Dempsey.

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Among people born in 1923, Rocky Marciano ranks 12Before him are Idi Amin, Wisława Szymborska, Heydar Aliyev, Charlton Heston, Marcel Marceau, and Irma Grese. After him are Wojciech Jaruzelski, Italo Calvino, Peter II of Yugoslavia, Carroll Shelby, György Ligeti, and Richard Attenborough. Among people deceased in 1969, Rocky Marciano ranks 13Before him are Judy Garland, Franz von Papen, Kliment Voroshilov, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Liu Shaoqi, and Brian Jones. After him are Otto Stern, Jack Kerouac, Saud of Saudi Arabia, Morihei Ueshiba, Jan Palach, and Princess Alice of Battenberg.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Rocky Marciano ranks 254 out of 18,182Before him are Lee Van Cleef (1925), William Howard Taft (1857), Joe Dassin (1938), Calvin Coolidge (1872), Paul Samuelson (1915), and John Cage (1912). After him are Ray Kroc (1902), George Westinghouse (1846), Oliver Hardy (1892), Gwyneth Paltrow (1972), John Dillinger (1903), and Nina Simone (1933).

Among BOXERS In United States

Among boxers born in United States, Rocky Marciano ranks 2Before him are Muhammad Ali (1942). After him are Mike Tyson (1966), Joe Frazier (1944), Joe Louis (1914), Floyd Mayweather Jr. (1977), George Foreman (1949), Sugar Ray Robinson (1921), Sonny Liston (1932), Jake LaMotta (1922), Jack Dempsey (1895), and Evander Holyfield (1962).