May 28, 2022 6:57 pm
Brockton celebrates 70th anniversary of Marciano-Louis bout

Brockton celebrates 70th anniversary of Marciano-Louis bout

BROCKTON (Mass.). (AP) — Brockton celebrates the 70th Anniversary of Rocky Marciano’s fight against Joe Louis, a heavyweight bout.

The entire eight-round match will air in its entirety at West Middle School’s auditorium on Tuesday, June 6, according to a city statement.

Mayor Robert F. Sullivan, will pay tribute to members of Marciano’s family and host a discussion on the fight.

Marciano, 27, was a rising star in the heavyweight category when he entered the Madison Square Garden arena on Oct. 26, to face Louis who was 37 trying to make a comeback after his retirement.

Marciano won the eighth round by TKO to end Louis’s career.

The event is open to all and is free of charge.