Prime Time Boxing's Rocky Marciano vs. Ezzard Charles combines the original radio broadcast by Don Dunphy, the all-time most dynamic and knowledgeable boxing announcer, with additional commentary by boxing legend Bill Cayton and award-winning sports commentator Bob Page.
Taking place on June 17, 1954, this bout was described by Ring Magazine as the fight of the year.
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.
The never filmed fight between Jake LaMotta, boxing's famous "Raging Bull," and Sugar Ray Robinson, boxing's all-time greatest pound-for-pound fighter took place February 23, 1945. Sugar Ray and Jake were completely different kinds of fighters. Sugar Ray, a welter at this time, was a sharpshooter, a boxer-puncher who could hit from every angle. LaMotta, a full-fledged middleweight, was a brawler who crouched low and tried to bull his way inside.
This classic encounter matches world welterweight champion Carmen Basilio and defending world middleweight champion Sugar Ray Robinson, greatest fighter, pound-for-pound in all boxing history. A truly great fight - one of boxing's classics and Ring's 1957 Fight of the Year.
Prime Time Boxing's Joe Louis vs. Rocky Marciano combines the original radio broadcast by Don Dunphy, the all-time most dynamic and knowledgeable boxing announcer, with additional commentary by boxing legend Bill Cayton and award-winning sports commentator Bob Page.
This recording contains the original radio broadcasts of the first and third Tony Zale vs. Rocky Graziano fights - acknowledged as two of the most exciting fights in the history of boxing. The first and second Tony Zale vs Rocky Graziano fights were never filmed nor televised; this soundtrack is the only known recording of the classic first fight, which took place September 27, 1946.