Remembering Rocky Marciano: 15 top boxing films of all time in pics


American professional boxer and world heavyweight champion Rocky Marciano beat Jersey Joe Walcott for the title in 1952 and won an unrivaled 49 straight fights. Marciano defended his title six times. He retired in 1956 and died on August 31, 1969, near Newton, Iowa. (PIC/AFP)

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Today, we celebrate the birth anniversary of former world heavyweight champion Rocky Marciano'. On this day, we take a look at some of the finest movies based on the sport of boxing