Posted on September 13, 2012Posted in: Local News
A two ton statue of boxing legend Rocky Marciano has finally arrived in Brockton. A tractor trailer unit receiving a police escort pulled into Brockton High School on Thursday at around 8:30 a.m. Several city officials, members of the Marciano family and the Rocky Marciano Statue committee were on hand to formally receive the shipment of six crates that contain the statue.
Police escorting a truck delivering Rocky Marciano statue to Brockton.
Moments after one of the crate was opened, Rocky’s brother and nephew, Peter Marciano Sr. and Steve Marciano held up one of the statue’s gloves for everyone to see.
A gift from the World Boxing Council to the city, the $250,000 statue began its journey a couple of weeks ago from Mexico to Brockton. A team of six sculptors will arrive in Brockton next week and begin assembling the statue.
An unveiling ceremony is being held on Sunday, September 23rd at 1 p.m. at Rocky Marciano Stadium. The event is free and open to the public and caps off a weekend series of events honoring the boxing great.
Peter Marciano Sr. and his son, Steve hold a boxing glove from the Rocky statue.