>On may 15 back in 53... i think it was in Chicago... Marciano smoked
>walcott in the 1st rd with a ko. Anyway my question is can anyone give
>me anymore info on this match-up...
The was a rematch. The fighters first met in September 1952 in
Philadelphia. Rocky won one hell of a fight, by KO, in round 13. He won the
heavyweight championship that night.
Jersy Joe looked real good, though he was near the end of his career.
Still moved very well and threw very hard punches. He knocked Rocky down in
the first round, and it looked like it might be over quick. But the
Blockbuster came back hard, and eventually wore Jersy Joe down.
The KO is excellent. This fight was a war.
I never saw the rematch, so maybe someone else can fill us in. Joe
was probably still beaten down from the first fight, physically and mentally.
I don't think he ever fought for the championship again.