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A Better Marciano Movie?

The Boston Globe says the Marciano family has endorsed a third attempt to bring Rocky’s life to the silver screen in a biopic. Tennessee-based City of Peace Films and director Dustin Marcellino will call the film “49-0 / The Brockton Blockbuster.” The previous films have both been made-for-tv movies, the second staring Jon Favreau in 1999.

“‘My father is still counted as one of the greatest heavyweight fighters of all time and if he were alive today, he would be proud that we are working to bring the true story of his life to the big screen,’ said his son, Rocky Marciano Jr., in a statement from City of Peace Films.”

We wish the project the best of luck.

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Ken Hissner, over at Doghouse Boxing News, just posted a great profile and interview of Henry Hascup, AAIB Board member and boxing encyclopedia. Henry talks about the International Boxing Hall of Fame, small shows, his famous eulogies, and why he is the “Uncrowned King” of boxing information:

"I spent many years going through micro-films of several newspapers, writing down every fight I could find."