1952 Rocky Marciano v Jersey Joe Walcott on-site program (Rocky wins the title)
On the 23rd September 1952 Rocky Marciano challenged Jersey Joe Walcott for his Heavyweight crown. Marciano was dropped for the first time in his career in the opening round and down on all the three scorecards going into the thirteenth, when he caught Walcott with a huge right hand and floored him for the count. This is a scarce on-site program from the Municipal Stadium, Philadelphia. It presents in good to very good condition. There is a center fold and the usual handling creases. Minor splitting at each end of the spine (both about 1/2 inch). The single page picturing Yoshio Shirai is loose from the rest of the program. No writing or scoring.