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Rocky: 1952

Rocky: 1952

Sept. 23, 1952. Philadelphia. "Rocky Marciano KO's Jersey Joe Walcott, is new World Heavyweight Champion." Photo by Herb Scharfman, International News Photos/Encyclopaedia Britannica. Gelatin silver print. View full size.

 

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Wow!

What a shot, in both senses of the word. With today's technology it's easy to get images like this. 1952 not so. Congratulations Herb!

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