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Mar·ci·a·no(mär′sē-ä′nō), Rocco Francis Known as "Rocky." 1923-1969.
American boxer who won the world heavyweight championship in 1952 and defended it six times. He retired in 1956 with a professional record of 49 victories and no defeats.
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(Biography) Rocky. original name Rocco Francis Marchegiano 1923–69, US heavyweight boxer; world heavyweight champion, 1952–56
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