Artist: Ferdie Pacheco (American, b. 1927)
Title: Marciano Victorious
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.