|Film Daily, 07-May-1948|
Rocky Graziano and Tony Zale, the Man of Steel, were two tough middleweights in the 1940s. They met three times in bloody fights for the middleweight championship. In 1946, champion Zale took a beating and nearly lost, but came back to KO Graziano in the sixth. In 1947, Graziano's eye was closed and he was nearly defeated when he came back to KO Zale in the sixth, taking the title. On 10-June-1948, the fight went only three rounds. Zale won his title back with a KO in the third.