City of champions

brockton's the home of boxing legends

Often referred to as the “City of Champions” due to the success of native boxers Rocky Marciano and Marvin Hagler, Brockton, Massachusetts remains one of the country’s most notable cities when it comes to boxing history. From 1947 to 1955, Brockton native Rocco Marchengiano (Rocky Marciano) dominated the competition, often delivering knockout punches to opponents much bigger than him. Out of those eight years, Marciano held the world championship title for four, and would eventually go on to finish his career as the only undefeated heavyweight champion in history.  

Newark, New Jersey native Marvin Hagler moved to Brockton in 1967 and made his professional boxing debut in 1973 which became the start of a decorated career as Hagler would spend seven years as the middleweight world champion. Like Marciano, Hagler was accustomed to defeating his opponents via knockout and even set records for the most knockout wins throughout his career.

With Brockton’s deeply rooted boxing history and these two fighters' preferred method of winning matches, the decision to name our team the New England Knockouts was an easy one.