Tag Archives: Rocky Marciano

A Night to Remember in Gritty Lowell, a City with a Great Boxing Tradition

The names of professional boxers who competed in Lowell, Massachusetts, as amateurs read like a who’s who of boxing greats. […]

On This Date in Boxing History: Rocky Marciano KOs Joe Louis

Joe Louis and Rocky Marciano. The Rock, a shoemaker’s son from Brockton, Massachusetts, was five fights and 11 months away from winning the world

Tony Middleton: From Fighting to Singing

The sports heroes and the music of our youth have a particularly evocative hold on us as we grow older. […]