Dempsey, one of the quickest starters in the history of the division finds his range early and shakes Marciano up during the opening few rounds. Rocky somehow survives this initial assualt and tries to find a foothold in the fight. Despite this Dempsey doesn't let him of the hook he eventually overwhelms Marciano somewhere past the mid-rounds. Rocky goes out proudly on his his sword, but the ref inevitably steps in saving him from further punishment.
Dempsey TKO7 Marciano.