ROCKY GRAZIANO - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH CO-SIGNED BY: TONY ZALE - HFSID 74741
Sale Price $510.00
ROCKY GRAZIANO and TONY ZALE
Framed black and white photograph of Rocky Graziano and Tony Zale depicting their Middleweight Championship fight on September 27, 1946, in which Zale KOd Graziano in the sixth round.
Photograph signed: "Tony Zale" and "Rocky Graziano". B/w, 8¾x6½. Depicts their Middleweight Championship fight on September 27, 1946, in which Zale KOd Graziano in the sixth round. TONY ZALE won the World Middleweight Championship in 1941. On September 27, 1946, he knocked out ROCKY GRAZIANO in the 6th round to retain his title. On July 16, 1947, Graziano became champ when he KO'd Zale in the 6th. On June 10, 1948, Zale KO'd Graziano in the 3rd round to regain his title. Boxer Rocky Graziano (1919-1990) was World Middleweight Champion (1947-1948) and is a member of the World Boxing Hall of Fame (1983) and the International Boxing Hall of Fame (1991). His autobiography, Somebody Up There Likes Me, was turned into the 1957 Academy Award-winning film starring Paul Newman as the boxer. Known as "The Man of Steel," middleweight boxing champion Tony Zale (1913-1997) is best remembered for his thrilling three-fight series with fellow Hall-of-Famer Graziano. Zale held the Middleweight Championship longer than any other boxer in the world (1940-1948). Zale who compiled a record of 67-18-2 (45 KOs), was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 1991. Fine condition. Framed in the Gallery of History style: 14½x19¼.
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