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
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.