Boxer Profile

tony zale

"man of steel"

67

Wins

18

Losses

2

Draws

51.7%

KO %
  • Stance: Orthodox
  • Age: 106
  • Date Of Birth: 29 May 1914
  • Height: 5.61 ft (1.71 m)
  • Reach: 68.90 inches (175 cm)
  • Country: United States
  • Universal ID : 519215
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Career Highlights

Before finishing his career in September 1948 orthodox boxer Zale built up a record of 67 wins, 2 draws, and 18 losses, starting at age 20 on June 1934 and ending 14 years later at . Zale's longest win streak is 12 fights between June 1934 and July 1940. His longest KO streak in his 87 fights is 12 fights long.


June 1934 - October 1938

Early Career

In his first fight in June 1934, Zale defeated Eddie Allen in a 4 round fight. The fight went the full distance and secured Zale his first win and distance win to kick of his pro career. Following on from his debut, Zale continued his mostly successful career by fighting in a further 44 fights. In this time he fought Wilbur Stokes, Jack Charvez and Henry Schaft to name just a few, fighting 21 times in 1934, 5 times in 1935 and 18 times through 1936, 1937 and 1938 in this period.


May 16th, 1938

Tony Zale Vs Bobby Lamonte

Zale kept his losses at 12 by beating Bobby Lamonte on May 16th, 1938. Lamonte was a worthy challenger but Zale was too much and became the first person to stop Lamonte via TKO during round 5. Zale's win streak of 27 rose to 42 following 15 wins against boxers such as Milton Shivers, Ben Brown, Al Hostak and 12 others.


July 19th, 1940

Tony Zale Vs Al Hostak

Pushing his career further, Zale fought Al Hostak on July 19th, 1940 adding to his winning record. Zale was the first person to stop Al Hostak and he did it in the 13th round via TKO. Zale continued his success in the next 2 fights taking his record to 44-15-2


January 1st, 1941

Tony Zale Vs Tony Martin

Zale kept his losses at 15 by beating Tony Martin on January 1st, 1941. Zale was the first person to stop Tony Martin and he did it in the 7th round via TKO. Zale's win streak of 45 rose to 57 following 12 wins against boxers such as Georgie Abrams, Steve Mamakos, Al Hostak and 9 others.


September 27th, 1946

Tony Zale Vs Rocky Graziano

Zale went into his next career fight with a record of 57-16-2 and took this to 58 wins with a win against Rocky Graziano on September 27th, 1946. Zale's fight against Rocky Graziano came in the 6th round of a 15 round fight via KO. Zale became the first person to stop Graziano. Zale's win streak of 58 rose to 66 following 8 wins against boxers such as Deacon Logan, Len Wadsworth, Lou Woods and 5 others.


June 10th, 1948

Tony Zale Vs Rocky Graziano

On June 10th, 1948, Zale was in action again with a win via KO against Rocky Graziano taking his mostly successful record to 67-17-2. Zale was the 2nd person to stop Rocky and he did it in the 3rd round via KO. The fight was due to last 15 rounds.


Latest Fight

The next defeat of Zale's career came against Marcel Cerdan on September 21st, 1948. This took his career record to 67-18-2. Cerdan turned out to be too much for Zale stopping him in the 11th. Showing that the time was right for Zale to call it a day and retire.

tony zale opponents

RTD

Marcel Cerdan (109-3-0)

Tue, 21 Sep - 1948
round 11 of 15
Unknown
-1.0 lbs
KO

Rocky Graziano (47-8-5)

Thu, 10 Jun - 1948
round 3 of 15
Unknown
-0.3 lbs
KO

Lou Woods (36-9-0)

Fri, 19 Mar - 1948
round 3 of 10
Unknown
+2.0 lbs
TKO

Bobby Claus (12-14-1)

Mon, 8 Mar - 1948
round 4 of 10
Unknown
-3.0 lbs
KO

Al Turner (0-1-0)

Fri, 23 Jan - 1948
round 5 of 10
Unknown
-2.0 lbs
TKO

Rocky Graziano (46-7-5)

Wed, 16 Jul - 1947
round 6 of 15
Unknown
-4.0 lbs
TKO

Cliff Beckett (16-12-2)

Thu, 8 May - 1947
round 6 of 10
Unknown
+3.0 lbs
TKO

Al Timmons (8-13-2)

Tue, 1 Apr - 1947
round 5 of 10
Unknown
+8.5 lbs
KO

Tommy Charles (18-15-5)

Thu, 20 Mar - 1947
round 4 of 10
Unknown
+5.0 lbs
KO

Len Wadsworth (27-14-3)

Wed, 12 Feb - 1947
round 3 of 10
Unknown
+1.5 lbs

tony zale KNOCKOUTS AND POWER

51.7%
KNOCKOUT %
68%
EST. POWER
71%
EST. CHIN/BODY

tony zale results


KO (39.1%)
PTS (35.6%)
TKO (17.2%)
UD (5.7%)
SD (1.1%)
RTD (1.1%)

tony zale stats

8.98%

Round KO Percentage

501

Rounds boxed

5

Been Stopped

45

Opponents Stopped

5.75%

Been KO'd Percentage

1%

Been KO'd Round Percentage

5.2

Average Winning Round

7.5

Average Losing Round

Opponent Stats

2962

Total Fight Count

56.1%

est. Power Average

58.9%

est. Punch Resistance

Best Wins

Hardest Hitting Opponents

Toughest Opponents

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