Brick City Grudge Match

Tony Zale and Rocky Graziano Battle in Newark, 1948

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About the Book

On June 10, 1948, the eyes of the sporting world were focused on a minor league ballpark in Newark, New Jersey—the unlikely venue of a much-anticipated rubber match between the two men at the top of boxing’s prestigious middleweight division, Tony Zale and Rocky Graziano. They had met in the ring twice before, each winning one bout. In their third fight, Zale, a clever and powerful puncher, hoped to regain his title from Graziano, a knock-out artist six years his junior. This book tells the story of the greatest middleweight trilogy of boxing’s Golden Age, a championship battle Newark hoped would catalyze brighter days for a city rife with political corruption and organized crime and grappling with the beginning of deindustrialization.

About the Author(s)

Rod Honecker is a civil litigation attorney who resides in Brielle, New Jersey.

Bibliographic Details

Rod Honecker
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Bibliographic Info: ca. 20 photos, appendix, notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2022
pISBN: 978-1-4766-8943-2
eISBN: 978-1-4766-4772-2
Imprint: McFarland