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Tony Zale

Tony Zale (Boxing.  Born, Gary, IN, May 29, 1913; died, Portage, IN, Mar. 20, 1997.)  “The Man of Steel” was one of the most appropriate names in boxing. Anthony Florian Zaleski was born in a town literally founded by the U.S. Steel Company (Gary was named after a president of U.S. Steel) and in a […]

Rocky Graziano

Rocky Graziano (Boxing.  Born, New York, NY, Jan. 1, 1922; died, New York, NY, May 22, 1990.)  Rocky Graziano, born Rocco Barbella, rose from the streets and fight clubs of New York to the middleweight championship of the world.  And he did so with the heartfelt good wishes of almost everybody in his hometown.  During […]

Whitey Bimstein

Whitey Bimstein (Boxing.  Born, New York, NY, 1887; died, New York, NY, July 13, 1969.)  A ubiquitous character in New York boxing for more than five decades, Morris Bimstein was long associated with Ray Arcel.  Considered one of the best cornermen in the game, Bimstein excelled as a cut man who worked with Sixto Escobar, […]

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