Rocky Marciano Tribute by Sports Cartoonist Frank Galasso

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An exciting evening at Twin River featured on ESPN2

 

On Friday evening, April 4th, I had the honor to present a tribute To Rocky Marciano, That I created as part of CES Boxing's Induction of Rocky into the CES 'RING OF HONOR'.

ESPN2 covered the boxing matches and the presentation, of myself having the honor of presenting the original painting to Rocky's brother Peter Marchegiano.

Yes, the Brockton, MA native was Born Rocco Francis Marchegiano, pronounced the same was as we pronounce Marciano and probably why he changed it so people would have an easier time pronouncing it correctly.

Rocky was and still to this day the only world Heavyweight Champion ever to retire undefeated. No gimmick comeback try's as some other greats had. He fought 29 of his career 49 fights right here in providence Rhode Island at the old Rhode Island Auditorium. More than any other venue in his boxing career. So this was in a way a 're-union' tribute to Rocky and his family.

I want to thank all of my friends at CES Boxing, Twin River Events Center and all our friends at ESPN2.