Rocky Marciano has announced his retirement as undefeated heavyweight champion of the world, setting the stage for world light heavyweight king Archie Moore to meet 21-year-old Floyd Patterson of Brooklyn for the vacant world heavyweight championship title. Patterson's fast hands and peek-a-boo style carried him to 30 victories in 31 pro fights prior to his bout with Moore. Floyd's one loss came in a close eight-rounder against former world light heavyweight champ Joey Maxim at Brooklyn's Eastern Parkway Arena, where Floyd had 12 of his first 21 paid bouts. Archie Moore, a pro since 1936, is favored, 12-5 at fight time. The color commentator is Win Elliot. Your blow-by-blow commentator for this radio broadcast is the great Don Dunphy.
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