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Tony Zale (May 29, 1913 - March 20, 1997) (real name Anthony Florian Zaleski), "the man of steel" was an American boxer. Zale was born and raised in Gary, Indiana, a steel town, which gave him his nickname. In addition, he had the reputation of being able to take fearsome punishment and still rally to win, reinforcing that nickname. Zale was known as a strong body puncher, who punished his opponents and steadily wore them down before knocking them out. May 29 is the 149th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (150th in leap years). ... 1913 (MCMXIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday. ... March 20 is the 79th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (80th in Leap years). ... 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Professional boxing bout featuring Ricardo Dominguez (left) vs. ... Flag Seal Nickname: City of the Century Location Location in the state of Indiana, USA Coordinates , Government County Lake Mayor Rudolph Clay Geographical characteristics Area     City 148. ... The old steel cable of a colliery winding tower Steel is a metal alloy whose major component is iron, with carbon being the primary alloying material. ...


He was a 2-time world middleweight champion and made the Ring Magazine's list of 100 greatest punchers of all time. Zale is best remembered for his three bouts over a 21 month period with Rocky Graziano for the middleweight crown. These three bouts were among the most brutal and exciting middleweight championship matches of all time. The first match took place in Yankee Stadium, New York. Zale had served in World War II, was thirty-three years old, and had been inactive for about four years. Graziano was on a winning knockout streak and seemed to be in his prime. In their first match (September 27, 1946), after flooring Graziano in the first round, Zale took a savage beating from Graziano, and was on the verge of losing the fight by TKO. However, he rallied and knocked out Graziano in the sixth round to retain his title. The rematch, a year later in Chicago (16 July 1947), was a mirror image of their first fight. Graziano, was battered around the ring, suffered a closed eye and appeared ready to lose by a knockout, when he rallied and knocked Zale out in the sixth round, thereby becoming middleweight champion of the world. Middleweight is a division, or weight class, in boxing. ... In 2003, Ring Magazine published a list of 100 greatest punchers of all time in boxing, as voted by the magazines writers. ... Rocky Graziano, born Thomas Rocco Barbella in New York City (January 1, 1922–May 22, 1990), was an American boxer. ... The exterior of the Yankee Stadium Yankee Stadium is the home stadium of the New York Yankees, a major league baseball team. ... Official language(s) None, English de facto Capital Albany Largest city New York City Area  Ranked 27th  - Total 54,520 sq mi (141,205 km²)  - Width 285 miles (455 km)  - Length 330 miles (530 km)  - % water 13. ... Combatants Allies: Poland, United Kingdom, Soviet Union, France/Free France, United States, China, Canada, India, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Greece, and others Axis Powers: Germany, Italy, Japan, Bulgaria, Finland, Romania, Hungary, Burma, Slovakia Casualties Military dead: 17 million Civilian dead: 33 million Total dead: 50 million Military dead: 8... September 27 is the 270th day of the year (271st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 95 days remaining. ... 1946 (MCMXLVI) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... Knockout (also referred to as a K.O. or knock), is a winning criterion in several full-contact combat sports, such as boxing, kickboxing, Muay Thai and others sports involving striking. ... Chicago (officially named the City of Chicago) is the third largest city in the United States (after New York City and Los Angeles), with an official population of 2,896,016, as of the 2000 census. ... July 16 is the 197th day (198th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 168 days remaining. ... 1947 (MCMXLVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1947 calendar). ...


Their last fight was held in New Jersey the following year (10 June, (1948). Zale regained his crown and won the match by a knockout in the third round. The knockout combination consisted of a picture perfect left hook to the right upper abdomen ("liver"), and in the same motion, Zale brought his hook up to Graziano's jaw. Graziano was knocked out cold. This fight was Zale's last hurrah. His age and the many ring wars he fought seemed to catch up with him in his next fight against European Champion Marcel Cerdan later that year, who stopped him in the eleventh round to win the middleweight championship of the world (21 September 1948). Official language(s) None, English de facto Capital Trenton Largest city Newark Area  Ranked 47th  - Total 8,729 sq mi (22,608 km²)  - Width 70 miles (110 km)  - Length 150 miles (240 km)  - % water 14. ... June 10 is the 161st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (162nd in leap years), with 204 days remaining. ... 1948 (MCMXLVIII) was a leap year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1948 calendar). ... Marcel Cerdan (July 22, 1916 - October 27, 1949) was a French world boxing champion who was considered by many boxing experts and fans to be Frances and Europes greatest boxer, and by many more fans to be one of the best to come out of that continent. ... September 21 is the 264th day of the year (265th in leap years). ... 1948 (MCMXLVIII) was a leap year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1948 calendar). ...


All three Graziano fights and the Cerdan fight were awarded "fights of the year" by Ring Magazine.


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