An authentic signature, by the undefeated World Champion, Rocky Marciano.
Rocky Marciano was well known for letting his secretary and assistants sign letters and pictures on his behalf, but this menu was signed by him and others at a dinner and boxing event in his honour. Held at the London Hilton on November 1st 1965, Charlie Chester, a famous comedian of days gone by also attended and signed this menu. Reg Gutteridge was also in attendance.
|September 1, 1923
Brockton, Massachusetts, U.S.
|August 31, 1969 (aged 45)
Newton, Iowa, U.S.
|Wins by KO
Rocky Marciano, was an American professional boxer who competed from 1947 to 1955, and held the world heavyweight title from 1952 to 1956. He is the only heavyweight champion to have finished his career undefeated.
Known for his relentless fighting style, formidable punching power, stamina, and exceptionally durable chin, Marciano has been included by boxing historians in lists of the greatest boxers of all time,and is currently ranked by BoxRec as the fifth greatest heavyweight boxer in history. His knockout-to-win percentage of 87.76% remains one of the highest in heavyweight boxing history.
A few minor spillage stains but not obscuring any of the content. It has been folded down the middle at some point in its life, but for its age it is in good shape.