A MESSAGE FROM THE BANNER BARON
On this day in 1956, Rocky Marciano retired from the world of professional boxing. He is the only person to hold the heavyweight title without a bout tie or defeat during his entire career. His boxing record was 49 total fights, 49 wins, 43 KO’s, and zero losses. His career was preceded by that of Rocky Graziano, who was considered one of the greatest knockout artists in boxing history. His claim to fame? He often took out his opponents with a single punch. Rocky Balboa, the movie character created by Sylvester Stallone, was the subject of six movies with a worldwide box office totaling over 1 billion dollars.
Can you see why I’m thinking about changing my name to Rocky?
Guys named Rocky—who usually start out named Rocco—are winners. Have you ever known a guy named Rocky who wasn’t cool? I didn’t think so.
So, hats off to the memories of our Rocky’s, all Wall Decal-worthy. Except for Rocky 5, which was awful.
The Banner Baron