By Ken Hissner: Rocky Marciano held his 49- file from September of 1955 until finally Floyd Mayweather, Jr. gained his 50th combat going 50- in August of 2017, just about 52 several years breaking the record and retiring.
From March of 1947 to September of 1955, Marciano defeated two generating their debut, a few with .500 records and eight with losing documents.
From October of 1996 to August of 2017, Mayweather defeated a few earning their debut, two with .500 records and three with getting rid of records.
Marciano built 6 defenses. He did not earn the title until his 43rd fight. Mayweather gained the super featherweight title and manufactured 8 defenses. He gained the lightweight title and built three defenses. And he gained the super lightweight title and produced a few defenses.
He received the welterweight title and built eleven defenses. He gained the super welterweight title and produced 3 defenses for a total of 20-8 defenses.
In Marciano’s 49 fights, he knocked out 43 opponents. Mayweather, in his 50 struggle, knocked out 27 opponents.
In rematches, Marciano had a few commencing with a split decision about Roland LaStarza that reveals 5-5, 4-5, and 5-4, which would be a draw. Then it shows 9-6 pertaining to the 5-5 by the referee on the supplemental scoring technique supplying him the gain.
It would be in excess of a few several years when in a rematch following Marciano was champion, scoring a stoppage in eleven rounds. Immediately after ten rounds he was ahead 7-3, 5-5, and 6-4. He knocked LaStarza by way of the ropes.
Marciano had also knocked previous champion Joe “The Brown Bomber” Louis through the ropes and documented crying immediately after the battle due to Louis being his hero. Louis was 66-2 at the time, some thirteen months just after dropping his title.
Marciano was driving on the scores by 4-7, 4-8, and 5-7 in rounds when he scored a memorable knockout more than “Jersey” Joe Walcott in their first assembly for the NBA World title.
One particular of Marciano’s stablemates, Hank Cisco, went into the Walcott dressing place after the fight and mentioned, “this gentleman must never combat yet again. He will be knocked out due to the fact there is a bone damaged below his eye.” Walcott experienced mob ties, and they threw him to the wolves betting on Marciano. Marciano knocked Walcott out in 2:25 of the first spherical in his upcoming combat some 8 months later on. Walcott would under no circumstances combat once more.
In rematches, Mayweather had two, with Jose Luis Castillo profitable by 116-111 and 115-111 2 times. Many, together with this writer, felt he was lucky to get the acquire. In his up coming combat in a rematch, he wins by 116-113 and 115-113 2 times, which was closer, but all felt he received.
Mayweather had a rematch with Marcos Maidana winning 117-111, 116-112, and 114-114 by majority conclusion. This author had it 114-114. In his future struggle in a rematch, he received 116-111 2 times and 115-112, and all felt he gained.
Mayweather fought twenty-two opponents who ended up to turn into champions, champions, or former champions. Marciano fought 4 with only Louis, a previous champion.
From 2017 through 2010, Mayweather’s ring earnings ended up outlined at $1,859,000. Marciano’s listed at $50,000.