Rocky fought Sugar Ray Robinson on April 16, 1952, for the World Middleweight Title in the next-to-last fight of his career.
On July 16, 1947, Rocky defeated Tony Zale to win the National Boxing Association World Middleweight Title.
Rocky served in the United States Army from 1942 through 1943.
The movie Somebody Up There Likes Me was based on his life.
Rocky had two trainer during his career, Whitey Bimstein and Al Silvani.
Rocky was 5'7" and normally weighed between 150 and 170 pounds.
Rocky's professional boxing record was 67-10-6 with knockouts.
In 1991, Rocky was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame.
Rocky won the New York AAU Metropolitan Championship as an amateur boxer.
Rocky: What? What? Yeah? Yeah? Yeah? It's marvelous ... I can't believe it. Mama, the bad boy done it.
Rocky: I wanted to kill him. I had nothin' against the guy. I like the guy, but I wanted to kill him. Ya know what I mean?
Rocky: The training for such a big fight was too short in Rocky. He came up too fast; I had 121 fights.
Rocky: Hey, Ma, your bad boy did good!