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Mayweather beat Rocky Marciano’s legendary record

After defeating Conor McGregor by technical knock out and having announced his retirement, Floyd Mayweather went on to be one of the best boxers in history. His 50 fights won without registering defeats endorse him, a number with which he surpassed the mythical record of Rocky Marciano, champion and six-time defender of heavyweights.

Rocco Francis Marchegiano, the full name of the Italian descendant born in Massachusetts (United States), won 49 victories between 1946 and 1956, having faced figures such as Joe Louis, Jersey Joe Walcott, Roland La Starza, Ezzard Charles, Don Cockell and Archie Moore.

Rocky Marciano in his second title defense against Roland La Straza in 1953 (Photo by Keystone / Getty Images)

Unlike Money, who forged his magnificent career based on defense (23 of his achievements were on points), Marciano won by knock out 43 times, a means that gave him 87.76% of his conquests.

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Last Sunday, Mayweather hung up his gloves by defeating a 28-year-old rookie but also left behind extraordinary triumphs over Manny Pacquiao, Canelo Álvarez, Óscar de la Hoya, Miguel Cotto and Shane Mosley, among other great boxers, which enhance his successful careers. .

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