FROM THE ARCHIVE: Dramatic ending


DRAMATIC ENDING: Roland LaStarza, a top heavyweight in the late 1940s and ’50s, gave Rocky Marciano all he could handle in a split-decision loss in 1950. The rematch three years later in New York ended more emphatically. Marciano, who had become heavyweight champ the previous year, put LaStarza through the ropes (shown in this photo) before stopping him in the 11th round in THE RING Fight of the Year.

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