At the end of a bout that featured more proper fighting among the occupants of the £100 ringside seats than inside the ropes in Manchester on Saturday night, Tyson Fury proclaimed he will regain the world heavyweight championship by the end of the year. What Rocky Marciano would have made of that boast can only be imagined. Seventy years ago next m...

In one of the most storied and beloved championship sports cities in America, an ostentatious statue of New York Yankee legendary center fielder Joe DiMaggio stands in the middle of Taylor Street in Chicago. That's because across the street from the massive sculpture of the Yankee Clipper is home to the National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame...

After the First World War, with the increase in industrialization and well-being, the American people grew increasingly interested in entertainment and sports. The newspapers of that time often titled about the "Jazz Age" and the "Golden age of sports", in an enthusiastic race towards the '20s. Many Italian Americans, especially of second generatio...

Sport is a very important topic in our trip around the US looking for how, when and where Italians have left positive contributions to the growth of the American society. Sport champions are often true heroes, especially in the US: and some of those heroes have been Italian Americans, inspiring a strong and justified sense of pride in those fellow...

by Maria Papadopolous   Todd Petti wasn't even born yet, but he talks about the day 60 years ago when boxing legend Rocky Marciano retired as if he were there. Marciano, who grew up in Brockton and always called the city his hometown, compiled a boxing career record of 49-0 with 43 knockouts. The heavyweight boxer was undefeated when he...

"Do it. Don't talk about it." –Italian Proverb Rocky Marciano loved boxing and devoted his life to it. He always believed that real great athletes carve their way to victory. Rocky was determined and persistent. He fought 49 and didn't lose once. It is hard to find another phenomenal boxer such as Rocky; there will never be another Rocky.  ...

by Dave McNaryJeremy Renner will star in a biopic about boxer Rocky Marciano. "Undefeated: The Rocky Marciano Story" is produced by Morris S. Levy, and written by Samuel Franco and Evan Kilgore. Levy is seeking a director. His Mega Films own the rights to the life story, as told by his younger brother Lou Marciano.   "Undefeated: T...