MARCIANO, ROCKY-TOXIE HALL SPARRING WIRE PHOTO (1955-PREPARING FOR MOORE)
On September 21, 1955 Rocky Marciano defended his Heavyweight Title for the last time defeating Archie Moore in Yankee Stadium. It brought his record to 49-0, a mark challenged but to this day never eclipsed. Moore didn't go easily. He knocked down the champ early, but was himself stopped in the 9th round after being worn down by the relentless attack of Marciano. Offered here is an original wire photo depicting Marciano sparring with Toxie Hall on August 31, 1955 as he prepared for his fight with Archie Moore. This is an original wire photo with stamp and full caption on the back. Bold, clear image. Clean front and back. Small crease at lower left corner. No tears. 7" x 9."