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Brockton cheers Rocky Marciano statue

BROCKTON — Immediately after the towering 2-ton Rocky Marciano statue was unveiled Sunday afternoon, onlookers jostled to take photos, many backing up to capture the entire piece, while others closed in to snap details, such as Rocky’s famous right punch, which hovered over the crowd.

“I’m trying to take some unique pictures, you know,” said Rick Analoro, who stood near the left foot of the 22½-foot fiberglass-and-polyester resin statue, a $250,000 gift to the city from the World Boxing Council.

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