Friday, December 26, 2014

Roadside Attraction: Boxing Champion Rocky Marciano Memorial - Springfield, MA

Boxing Champion
Rocky Marciano Memorial
Springfield, MA

N 42° 05.898 W 072° 34.991

Short Description: 

A memorial dedicated to undefeated heavyweight boxing legend, Rocky Marciano, is located in the South End neighborhood of Springfield.

Long Description:

Italian immigrants to Springfield settled in Springfield's South End neighborhood. Although later generations have move on, the area is still home to a variety of Italian specialty shops. At the southeast corner of Main and William Street, at the edge of a parking lot for a popular store at 889 Main Street, is a monument to Rocky Marciano. The inscription reads:

{Image of Rocky Marciano boxing}
In Memory Of
Rocky Marciano
Undefeated Heavyweight
Champion 1952-1956
49-0 43-KO's
Sept. 1, 1923 -- August 31, 1969
Dedicated Aug. 31, 1989

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