|Birth Day:||May 29, 1913|
|Death Date:||Mar 20, 1997 (age 83)|
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As per our current Database, Tony Zale died on Mar 20, 1997 (age 83).
He got his nickname in part for his origins from the steelmaking town, and in part due to his extraordinary ability to absorb punches.
Zale met Georgie Abrams in Madison Square Garden in a World Middleweight Championship match on November 28, 1941 before a crowd of nearly 10,000. Despite knocking Zale down in the first round, a poke in the eye from Zale's glove left him with pain and blurred vision. From the fourth round on, Abrams fought with his left eye nearly closed. Blood from a cut opened above his right eye in the third from an accidental head butt from Zale caused additional vision problems from blood that dripped from the wound. Despite fighting half blind, Abrams fought courageously for fifteen rounds. The Associated Press actually placed Abrams with the win at eight rounds to Zale's seven. Abrams lost in a close match, due to the incessant body attacks of Zale in the late rounds, particularly the ninth where he received a severe two handed attack to the midsection.
Zale was a 1991 inductee to the International Boxing Hall of Fame (IBHOF). In November 2015, his championship belts were stolen from the IBHOF. The belts were on loan from Zale's family, and have yet to be returned.
Tony was born Anthony Florian Zaleski in Gary, Indiana.
Currently, Tony Zale is 109 years, 9 months and 19 days old. Tony Zale will celebrate 110th birthday on a Monday 29th of May 2023. Below we countdown to Tony Zale upcoming birthday.