Rocky Marciano Fun Facts
1. Rocky Marciano insisted on getting paid in cash. Marciano felt as if Lawyers & Accountants were out to get him. He was probably 50 years ahead of his time on that.
2. Marciano was heavily into weight training before his boxing career.
3. Marciano felt that being Heavyweight champion of the world meant he represented boxing. For this reason Marciano ensured his flawed character traits weren’t shown to the media and he put across an awesome image at every moment.
4. Marciano didn’t drink or smoke.
5. Marciano respected authority and he was a family man and an important icon for Italian Americans. Marciano spoke Italian to his parents, who couldn’t communicate in English.