Originally Posted by janitor
Point one; of course
Point two; Marciano claimed to be unbeaten from March 1947
Point three; Well no, as well as Wallace, the first LaStarza fight was a draw...
The first LaStarza fight was a split decision victory for Marciano. New
York had a round system with a supplemental point system if the rounds came out even. One vote went to LaStarza on rounds, one to
Marciano, the third ended 5 to 5, but Marciano won on points as he
had scored a knockdown and won his rounds by larger margins.
No one ever said Marciano was unbeaten from this or that date. He
was unbeaten as a professional. Everyone knew the Wallace fight
came after his first pro fight by the early fifties.