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1955 Rocky Marciano v Don Cockell program
On the 16th May 1955 Rocky Marciano defended his world heavyweight title against British challenger Don Cockell. Cockell couldn't handle the champion's onslaught and was stopped in the ninth round. Presented here is the only known program issued for the fight by 'Referee Magazine', and as such is treated as the official program by collectors. The entire publication is dedicated to the fight with articles, photos and statistics on the two fighters and the history of the heavyweight division. In G-VG condition with a 2cm tear to the top of the spine and the top edge of the back cover. 3.5" scratch towards the bottom of the back cover which is visible on the last two pages (see photos).