Marciano's hometown commemorates boxing great in dedication ceremony
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It's a big day today in Brockton Massachusetts the long awaited statue of one of the biggest names in city history is being on -- John Rooney joins us live. From rocked and John is a big game this. It big day indeed Leslie a big statue and there it is it's been five years in the planning process but today Rocky Marciano will be honored. By the people who knew him best friends and family here in this it's. The day has finally arrived -- and in the World Boxing Council will pay tribute to the city of champions biggest hero and legend. Rocky Marciano. It's a big day for the city of rock and a big day for sports a big day for the triumphant in achievement of hot work. This is a big day for everybody everybody's documents today the 22 foot statue was still covered and sits next to the stadium that -- in high school that Bears -- Arnold's name. It's believed to be the world's largest of an athlete which is appropriate given -- -- larger than life persona and work ethic Rockies still today. In sixty years after one championship. Today. Still represents that. Ability to strive America four of their life. Now this and unveiling was it will take place at 1 o'clock a lot of Marciano a family will be here they still live in Brockton. His son Rocky Marciano junior out from Florida for this event. As far as some of the boxing legends so we've seen Larry Holmes also Evander Holyfield. Is expected to be here along with Don King a big day. In the city of champions. -- you -- your autograph book along with you John. I most certainly did hockey pass on the names like that was quite a group already John -- reporting live from Brockton thank you.