MARCIANO, ROCKY WIRE PHOTO (1953-TRAINING FOR LA STARZA)
On September 24,1953 Rocky Marciano defended his World Heavyweight Title against Roland LaStarza. This was the second time these two men had fought. Marciano would retain his title with a 11th round TKO over the game, but overmatched LaStarza. The fight was held at the Polo Grounds in New York. Offered here is an original wire photo dated September 10, 1953 from Marciano's training camp in Grossinger, New York depicting the champion in head gear preparing for a sparring session. This is an original United Press Association wire photo with their stamp and full caption on the back. Bold, clear image. Clean front and back. Not creased or torn. Minor corner wear, 7" x 9."