Regular price $375.00

On July 16, 1947 at Chicago Stadium world middleweight champion Tony Zale fought Rocky Graziano for the second time. Zale won the first meeting, but this time Graziano was the victor stopping Zale in the 6th round to win the title. On February 7, 1947, the NYSAC revoked Graziano's boxing license and threatened to bar him for life for his failure to report two $100,000 bribe offers. The NBA, which controlled boxing virtually everywhere in the U.S. outside of New York, did not recognize NYSAC's decision. This fight was named 1947 Fight of the Year by Ring Magazine. Graziano was floored for a no-count in the third round. In the sixth round, Zale took a barrage of over thirty punches while on the ropes, and the referee stopped the fight. Offered here is a scarce, original, official program from this event.
This is an original, official program with pictures of the fighters on the front and back covers. 6 pages complete with records and profiles of the fighters and full scorecard. Not scored. Tight binding. Several mild creases. Minor edge and surface wear. Minor soiling. 8 1/2" x 11."

Size: 8 1/2 x 11

Condition: very good