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Doctors Irving Slott (left) and John Pribble of the Illinois Athletic Commission medical staff, examine <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PEHST001273" title="Rocky Marciano" href="/topic/arts-culture/rocky-marciano-PEHST001273.topic">Rocky Marciano</a>, heavyweight champion, in April 1953. They pronounced him fit for his title fight with Joe Walcott at the Chicago Stadium in May 1953. Marciano would knock out Walcott in the first round to retain the title.

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Doctors Irving Slott (left) and John Pribble of the Illinois Athletic Commission medical staff, examine Rocky Marciano, heavyweight champion, in April 1953. They pronounced him fit for his title fight with Joe Walcott at the Chicago Stadium in May 1953. Marciano would knock out Walcott in the first round to retain the title.

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