The chance for which Archie Moore had waited 20 years came in the second round when Marciano, throwing a hard right (1), left himself momentarily open (2). "The punch I hit him with," said Archie later, "was a kind of half uppercut (3). When Rocky fell (4) he was near the near neutral corner. I started to the farther corner and then saw that the other one was closer. I'm in this corner (5) with my face looking at Rocky. The referee is between us. I'm watching him. I wanted to get the 'cheat' on Rocky. The referee counts two and Rocky lets the ropes loose. And then I tried to sneak up on Rocky. I threw a right. It missed by a fraction. That's the main thing. It missed by a fraction. If I had of hit him, I'd have surely knocked him for a loop."