This Day in Boxing July 28, 1952 Marciano KOs Matthews
Rocky Marciano one step closer to the heavyweight crown
Rocky Marciano 187½
Harry Matthews 179 81 3 5
Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York, USA W KO 2/10
time: 2:04 referee: Ray Miller
World Heavyweight Title Eliminator. Marciano put Matthews down for the count with two sharp left hooks.
On July 28th, 1952 at Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York, Rocky Marciano, from Brockton, Massachusetts, fought Harry Matthews, from Emmett, Idaho, in a World Heavyweight Title Eliminator. Marciano was undefeated at 41-0 coming in. Matthews was a not-too-shabby 81-3-5. The fight was scheduled for 10 rounds…