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Rocky Marciano On the Way to the Title KOs Bernie Reynolds This Day May 12, 1952

Rocky Marciano On the Way to the Title KOs Bernie Reynolds This Day May 12, 1952

 

  • Rocky Marciano 186¼
  • Bernie Reynolds 185¼
  • Rhode Island Auditorium, Providence
  • KO 3
  • time: 2:21
  • referee: Dolly Searle

 

Notes:

Reynolds gave a very good account of himself. He clearly outfought Marciano in round one. The second round was a slugfest, and Marciano’s powerful punches were slowing Bernie in the latter stages. Marciano came out to end it in round three but Reynolds was still punching strongly. A terrific right to the jaw which actually lifted Reynolds off of his feet ended it. The arena was a bedlam of excitement as the referee finished his count. Attendance was 4,528 and the gross gate was $12,586.

 

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