Rocky Marciano (born Rocco Francis Marchegiano; September 1, 1923 – August 31, 1969) was an American professional boxer and the World Heavyweight Champion from September 23, 1952, to April 27, 1956. Marciano is the only champion to hold the heavyweight title and go untied and undefeated throughout his career. Marciano defended his title six times. Offered here is an original promotional photo which has been signed and inscribed by Rocky Marciano to sports writer Charles Lesemann. This is an original promotional photo of Marciano in full fight pose. Bold, clear image. Clean front and back. Not creased or torn. Minor edge and corner wear. 7 1/2" x 8 1/4."