Rocky Marciano Vs. Gene Tunney
0:00 The fight gets underway as the bell sounds the start of Round 1.
0:09 Tunney traps Marciano in the corner!
0:09 Each fighter is measuring the other. Now Tunney lets his hands go and scores several quick punches to the head of Marciano.
0:25 Marciano works free! The fighters move to ring center.
0:37 Marciano lets his hands go but his punches land on the arms of Tunney.
0:40 Some good body work by Tunney but not much on those punches.
0:57 Tunney tries to drop the right hand over the top but Marciano ducks under it.
01:09 Marciano connects with a violent cross!
01:09 Tunney takes a step back, obviously hurt!
01:19 Both fighters come into this fight predicting a win... Not that you'd expect anything else.
01:31 Tunney misses with that jab.
01:38 Tunney has Marciano blocked in!
01:43 Tunney is holding Marciano tighter than most men do their wives -- or girlfriends!
01:55 Lane is shouting at Tunney to break!
01:59 Tunney feels his back touch the ropes and immediately moves away. He doesn't want to get trapped there.
01:59 Tunney's finds a home on Marciano's jaw.
02:21 Marciano misses with what looked like a backhand. He's lucky. If that had landed, he might have drawn a warning.
02:28 Tunney lands a devastating cross!
02:28 Marciano is trying to reach for the ropes! His legs have turned to jelly!
02:37 Marciano pins Tunney in the corner!
02:42 Marciano lands a devastating cross!
02:42 Tunney was stunned by that blow!
02:51 These guys are throwing caution to the wind as they go at it blow for blow.
03:00 The fighters work their way back to the center of the ring...
03:00 The crowd is literally screaming in approval as the two fighters look for a minutes respite after a sizzling round of action.
0:00 Lane motions the fighters together as the bell sounds to begin Round 2.
0:11 Tunney is motioning with his gloves for Rocky Marciano to bring it on, but Tunney is not being overly aggressive himself right now.
0:16 Marciano slides into the corner...
0:16 Tunney is trying to put his punches together and he tags Marciano with a nice combination of punches.
0:28 They're coming back to the center of the ring now...
0:28 Tunney lands a rapier like jab to the head of Marciano.
0:41 There's a hard shot off the top of Marciano's head!
0:41 Marciano's eye's are glazed over after that shot, he is definitely hurt!
0:50 There's a lot of excitement surrounding this fight. The fans are really in to it.
0:59 Tunney just can't find the range with that jab.
01:17 Marciano fires a left hand that Tunney takes high on the shoulder.
01:19 Gene Tunney is trying to move in behind the jab, which lands.
01:28 Tunney continues to pop the jab.
01:37 As high as Marciano is holding his gloves he is leaving his body wide open to a damaging body punch if Tunney takes advantage of it.
01:46 Tunney is on his bicycle, moving from corner to corner forcing Marciano to chase him.
01:54 Tunney scores with a beautiful cross that just missed landing flush on Marciano's jaw.
02:04 Marciano backs into the near right corner.
02:08 Tunney lands a strong cross!
02:08 Marciano is just looking for a place to fall after that shot!
02:20 Marciano eats a jab from Tunney.
02:35 Tunney is dancing and flicking harmless punches at Marciano.
02:41 Tunney straightens Marciano up with the impact of that uppercut to the head.
02:51 Tunney goes to the head, then digs a nice combination to the body that had something on it.
03:00 And there's the bell ending Round 2.
0:00 It's Round 3 of this scheduled 15 rounder.
0:09 Marciano moves into a neutral corner.
0:14 Tunney misses with the left and then fails to connect with the right as well.
0:23 Marciano's corner is urging him on. They're really vocal tonight.
0:29 Tunney catches Marciano with an uppercut as he tries to duck.
0:39 Tunney moves into the far left corner.
0:39 Marciano likes to use the hook but he'd better get a little closer when he throws it or Tunney's going to beat him to the punch and hurt him!
0:53 Tunney takes a hard combination from Marciano.
0:53 That blow connected solidly to the head of Tunney and he is stunned!
01:03 Tunney's jab falls short, but the cross gets in behind it.
01:14 Tunney fires a jab to the body.
01:31 Tunney is clinching. Lane better watch because some fighters aren't above doing some nasty head work when they're in close like this.
01:35 Tunney shoves Marciano away.
01:45 Marciano looks to land a jab but misses the mark.
01:54 Tunney eats a short cross from Marciano amd backs away.
02:07 Tunney usues his legs to avoid Marciano's punches.
02:10 Tunney gets the cross through Marciano's guard.
02:31 Rocky Marciano fires away but finds nothing but air.
02:42 Marciano is staying at the center of the ring.
02:46 Rocky Marciano scores with a tremendous right just above the waistline!
02:46 Those punches hurt Tunney and he looks to hang on.
03:00 Marciano fires a wild overhand right and misses everything.
03:00 We're at the 3:00 mark and that brings this round to an end.
0:00 Both fighters look ready to go as Round 4 begins.
0:14 Rocky Marciano drives home a wicked hook to the midsection!
0:14 Tunney is gasping for air!!
0:19 Both fighters are unmarked at this stage of the fight.
0:23 Tunney got some great advice from Eddie Inabagsky between rounds, let's see if he puts it to use here in round 4.
0:23 Gene Tunney's jab is landing with some authority.
0:35 Tunney throws an uppercut from way outside. It lands but he's lucky! That's a dangerous punch to throw unless you're in close.
0:45 Rocky Marciano drives the hook home.
0:54 Rocky Marciano retreats into a neutral corner.
0:59 Marciano takes a heavy hook downstairs.
0:59 Marciano is reeling..
01:14 Tunney is trapped in the corner...
01:19 Marciano cranks up the hook and connects to Tunney's jaw, that one had bad intent behind it!
01:19 Gene Tunney was stunned by that blow!
01:32 Marciano lands a smashing hook!
01:32 Tunney is hurt!
01:36 There seems to be a bit of puffiness under Tunney's right eye.
01:45 Gene Tunney picks off the cross by Marciano.
01:52 That cross by Marciano landed with authority. His glove nearly disappeared in Tunney's stomach!
01:52 Marciano's last punch has given him a chance to end the fight this round. He's got Tunney on Queer Street. Now, can Marciano finish him?
02:05 Marciano just delivered a wake-up call!!! He really caught Tunney with a sharp combination!
02:05 Tunney was stopped cold by that series of shots!
02:19 Oh!!! Marciano unleashed a crippling right hand to the head!
02:19 Tunney is badly hurt!
02:32 Marciano drops his shoulder as if to throw a right, then quickly rips a quick left hook to the body.
02:32 Tunney was hurt by those blows!
02:37 Tunney is exhausted. Lane is waving his arms! He's stopping the fight! Marciano is the winner on a TKO!
We go to the ring where Chuck Hull is ready with the call...
Ladies and Gentlemen! The winner by technical knockout at the 02:38 mark in Round 4 is...
Score Cards At The Time Of The Stoppage:
Robert Tapper Canada 29-27 Tunney
Ted Gimza United States 29-27 Tunney
Cyril Cairns Australia 29-28 Tunney
Marciano 254-97 .382
Tunney 221-142 .643