Celebrity News: Rocky Marciano’s family reacted with disgust to the way Floyd Mayweather overcame the record (49-0) of the legendary full-weight champion. With his victory over Conor McGregor on Saturday, the Grand Rapids pugilist get his 50-0 record.
Since last week, the son of the former world champion, Rocky Marciano Jr., has protested against that duel with the UFC champion will officially count on Mayweather’s record.
Now it was the brother of the historic fighter who showed his displeasure towards the sporting event of the weekend, which he described as a “circus.”
Peter Marciano is 76 years old and lives in Brockton, Massachusetts, USA. Over the weekend, he did an interview for the site Boxing News Online, where he claimed to have rejected a ringside ticket that would have allowed him to be present last Saturday at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
Rocky Marciano’s brother said that this fight must have been taken as an exhibition. And that no one in the industry seemed to care about the history of boxing in order to earn a little more money.
Marciano’s record remains intact
” I’m sure in his mind, Mayweather thinks he has broken my brother’s record by beating McGregor, but in my heart and mind, his record is still be intact. You can’t take anything away from Mayweather. He’s a great defensive fighter, but every time Rocky got in the ring, people got their money’s worth and can you really say that about Mayweather ?
Behave like champion
“If Rocky was alive he probably would have been friends with Mayweather and taught him how to be a champion instead of saying the wrong thing and throwing money around Mayweather would have benefited from knowing my brother. He knew how fighters should act so people respect them and their sport.
About the retirement of Rocky Marciano
” There have been a few stories about why Rocky retired when he did,” said Peter, “but the truth is, it got to the point where he couldn’t get motivated to train like he used to train. Nobody used to train like my brother. He used to work, work, work and because there was nobody out there to motivate him to go to the gym, he said: ‘I’m packing it in.’
Floyd Patterson was coming through at the time, but he wouldn’t have lasted 30 seconds with Rocky “