Inspirational Quote of the Day: One by American Boxer Rocky Marciano

If you think about it, this quote applies to a lot more than boxing. It’s a call to step up, punch away, and claim victory NOW.

Rocky successfully beat the top Negro boxers of his day. He died in a private plane crash at age 46.

Learn more about Rocky at Wikipedia

Rocco Francis Marchegiano (September 1, 1923 – August 31, 1969), best known as Rocky Marciano, was an American professional boxer who competed from 1947 to 1955, and held the world heavyweight title from 1952 to 1956. He went undefeated in his career and defended the title six times, against Jersey Joe Walcott, Roland La Starza, Ezzard Charles (twice), Don Cockell, and Archie Moore.
Known for his relentless fighting style, stamina, and an iron chin, Marciano has been ranked by many boxing historians as one of the best heavyweight boxers of all time.[1][2][3][4][5][6][7][8] His knockout-to-win percentage of 87.75 remains one of the highest in heavyweight boxing history.

Don’t forget Rocky. The press pushes a certain fellow named Ali down our throats, while ignoring our guy.

Rocky Marciano was the inspiration for the Rocky movie series.

5 thoughts on “Inspirational Quote of the Day: One by American Boxer Rocky Marciano

  1. No, Chuck Wepner was the inspiration for Rocky. I know I was at the fight when he fought Ali. He wouldn’t quit, he was first person to knock Ali down.

  2. Marciano was hands down the greatest fighter who ever lived. I had a father who was a lights-out historian of boxing, and he said Ali didn’t have the clout to take this guy. 49-0 (43 KOs) and he died at 45 years of age. The reason he isn’t universally worshiped is because he was born White and poor.

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