Pacheco, Ferdie. Marciano Victorious

Ferdie Pacheco, Marciano Victorious, 1983

Artist: Ferdie Pacheco (American, b. 1927)

Title: Marciano Victorious


Date: 1983

Dimensions: 48″ x 30″

Location in Library: Lower level

Media: Oil on canvas

Owner: The Brooklyn College Library Collection.

Gift of Noreen Andreoli. © Ferdie Pacheco


As the only Heavyweight Champion to retire undefeated (with 43 knockouts), perhaps it is not a single bout but his entire career that is the subject of this piece. The fact that the fighter appears unblemished at the fight’s conclusion is a beautiful and apt translation of the dominance Rocky Marciano exhibited in the ring throughout his 49 career fights.

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