Josh Peter, BOXING JUNKIE
(BoxingJunkie.com) — The youngest brother of boxer Rocky Marciano wants to make something clear.
In 49 professional fights, Marciano knocked out 43 of his opponents and beat some in brutal fashion. But outside the ring, he was known as a gentleman. And if he were alive today, Marciano would be ready to congratulate Floyd Mayweather Jr., if, as expected, Mayweather Jr. beats Andre Berto Sept. 12 and ties Marciano’s career record of 49-0, said Peter Marciano, youngest brother of the legendary boxer.
“I guess I’m maybe just not as charitable as that,” Peter Marciano said. “I absolutely, unequivocally will tell you that I would like to see (Mayweather) get beat.”
With one of boxing’s most noted records at stake — Marciano has had sole possession of it since knocking out Archie Moore 60 years ago — members of the Mayweather and Marciano clans have traded verbal shots.
Earlier this month, while declaring his son will tie Marciano’s record with a victory in the upcoming fight against Berto, Floyd Mayweather Sr. said Marciano fought “bums.”