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Illinois Boxing Hall of Fame: 2015 Inductees to be Honored at 1st Annual Banquet on Nov. 14th!

by on Oct.31, 2015, under Boxing News

Former WBC Lightweight Champion, David Diaz, seen here at left versus Manny Paquiao, will be among those honored at the Illinois Boxing Hall of Fame Banquet on November 14th (photo by Tom Barnes-TOMBA Images).

Former WBC Lightweight Champion, David Diaz, seen here at left versus Manny Paquiao, will be among those honored at the Illinois Boxing Hall of Fame Banquet on November 14th (photo by Tom Barnes-TOMBA Images).

 

EDITOR’S NOTE:  I have just been informed that this event is SOLD OUT.

CHICAGO —  Mike McNamara, the Director of the Illinois Boxing Hall of Fame, has announced the Hall’s 2015 class of inductees, whom will be read into the Hall Saturday November 14 at the Hall’s First Annual Banquet and Ceremony at Abbington Banquets, 3S002 IL-53, Glen Ellyn, IL 60137 near Butterfield Road and Route 53.

The Hall, in its first year, is an outgrowth of the successful 12-year-old Illinois Martial Arts Hall of Fame. McNamara, an accomplished kickboxer, tournament fighter, and trainer of former ISKA World Cruiserweight Kickboxing Champion Rob Salazar, is also Director of the Martial Arts Hall. (continue reading…)

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‘Tony Zale the Man of Steel’ Book Now Released!

by on Jan.25, 2015, under Boxing News

 

Tony Zale, shown here dropping Rocky Graziano in one of their epic wars (photo courtesy of www.boxrec.com)

Tony Zale, shown here dropping Rocky Graziano in one of their epic wars (photo courtesy of www.boxrec.com)

Win By KO Publications is pleased to announce the publication of Tony Zale The Man of Steel, now available on amazon and other online book dealers.

http://www.amazon.com/Tony-Zale-Man-Steel-Thad/dp/0990370313/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1421609907&sr=1-1&keywords=tony+zale+man+of+steel

In the 1940s, two-time world middleweight champion Tony Zale seemingly had it all. Battling colorful Rocky Graziano in The Ring magazine’s Fights of the Year in 1946 and 1947, “The Man of Steel” from Gary, Indiana, convincingly defeated him in their third and final contest in 1948. These bouts are acknowledged as among the most exciting trilogies in boxing history. Tony had hosts of adoring fans and supportive family, was married to a beautiful and talented woman, and had two little girls whom he adored. (continue reading…)

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