Rocky Marciano KOs Archie Moore This Day Sept 21, 1955 – Rocky’s Last Fight
- Rocky Marciano 188¼ lbs
- Archie Moore 188 lbs
- KO at 1:19 in round 9
- Yankee Stadium
- Referee: Harry Kessler 5-2
- Judge: Harold Barnes 5-3
- Judge: Artie Aidala 7-1
- World Heavyweight Championship
Marciano was a 4 to 1 favorite.
The fight was postponed 24 hours because of Hurricane Ione.
Attendance at Yankee Stadium was 61,574.
The gross gate was $948,117.95 and the net was $820,935.20.
Theatre Network Television drew an estimated $1,125,000 from some 320,000 fans in 129 locations in 92 cities.
The radio receipts were $35,000.
Marciano received $482,374 and Moore got $241,187.
Moore was attempting to become the first reigning World Light Heavyweight Champion to win the World Heavyweight Championship.
Marciano was dropped in the second round by a right hand, but he came back to knock Moore down three times officially — one apparent knockdown was ruled a slip — before flooring Moore for the full count in the ninth round.
At the time of the fight, Moore’s record was reported to be 120-19-5, with 82 KOs.
This was Marciano’s last fight. He retired with a record of 49-0, with 43 KOs.