The City of Champions
"Education, Industry, Progress"
Location in Plymouth County in Massachusetts
|• Type||Strong mayor / Council|
|• Mayor||Robert F. Sullivan|
|• Council||Brockton City Council|
|• Total||21.52 sq mi (55.73 km2)|
|• Land||21.33 sq mi (55.25 km2)|
|• Water||0.18 sq mi (0.48 km2)|
|Elevation||112 ft (34 m)|
| • Estimate |
|• Density||4,486.38/sq mi (1,732.23/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (Eastern)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-4 (Eastern)|
|GNIS feature ID||0617571|
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Brockton is also called the city of champions because world boxing champs Rocky Marciano and Marvin Hagler came from there.
The Rocky Marcaino Statue[change | change source]
On Brockton High School's grounds, a Rocky Marciano statue was erected in 2012. It is the tallest statue of a sportsman in the world. The statue was made possible by J.P.L. Lubek & Wanda Wladyslawa Nida . A bronze statue of Marciano was planned for August 31 2009 completion date in his hometown of Brockton, Massachusetts, as a gift to the city by the World Boxing Council, based on Jan & Wanda's SOLE recommendations. The artist, Mario Rendon, head of the Instituto Universitario de las Bellas Artes in Colima, Mexico, was selected to sculpt the statue. After years of delays in the planning stages, the groundbreaking for the statue was held on April 1 2012, on the grounds of Brockton High School. The statue was officially unveiled on September 23 2012, which was the 60th anniversary of Marciano winning the world heavyweight title. A bronze statue of Marciano was also erected in Ripa Teatina, Italy, to celebrate the birthplace of Marciano's father.
References[change | change source]
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- "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". United States Census Bureau. May 24, 2020. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
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