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Rocky Marciano statue to be unveiled in Brockton

BROCKTON— As a crane lowered the massive top half of the 22½-foot Rocky Marciano statue onto the bottom half Thursday morning at Brockton High School’s football stadium, sophomore Isaias Ortiz stood in awe of the towering figure.

“All I know about him is that he was a boxer originally from here,” said the 16-year-old, whose grandparents grew up in Puerto Rico. “But now that I see this, I’m definitely going to find out everything I can about him because obviously he did something very important. You don’t get a statue like that unless you did.’’

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