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    Rocky Marciano 1953 Silver Plate Award Rocky Marciano won the Heavyweight Title from Jersey Joe Walcott in 1952 with one of the most famous punches to end a fight ever thrown. In 1953 he twice defended the title successfully, once against Walcott in their rematch, and then again in another rematch with Roland LaStarza. During 1953 Marciano also made a tour of the Orient which included a stop in Japan. While there he was presented with a sterling silver plate award from World Flyweight Champion Yoshio Shirai. This plate, offered here, is 13"x7" and is inscribed, "To Rocky Marciano World Heavyweight Champion From: Yoshio Shirai World Flyweight Champion Tokyo, Japan December 1953." A very unusual award from one champion to another, this handsome award is in fine condition with only minor wear and very minor scratches. Any award of Marciano's is a highly desirable item. LOA from Craig Hamilton/ JO Sports.

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