BROCKTON (CBS) – Organizers broke ground Saturday on a statue to honor Brockton-born boxing legend Rocky Marciano.
At nearly 20 feet tall and weighing 4,000 pounds, it will be the largest statue to a boxer ever commissioned.
The World Boxing Council has committed close to $250,000 to erect the statue as a gift to the champ’s hometown.
WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Doug Cope reports
Rocky Marciano remains the only Heavy Weight Champion to retire undefeated.
The statue will capture Marciano landing his knock-out punch against Jersey Joe Walcott in 1952.
Statue dedication is slated for September 2012.