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Rocky Graziano wins Middleweight title....
Item # 624474
July 17, 1947
THE NEW YORK TIMES, July 17, 1947
* Boxer Rocky Graziano victory
* Boxing middleweight title fight
* Tony Zale
The sport's section (page 23) has a banner headline: "Graziano Knocks Out Zale in Sixth Round to Take world Middleweight Title" with subheads and photo. (see) Lengthy text here. 1st report coverage on Rocky Graziano becoming the new middleweight boxing champion of the World.
Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 42 pages, this is the rare rag edition that was produced on very high quality newsprint, with a high percentage of cotton & linen content, allowing the issues to remain very white & sturdy into the present. Given the subscription cost, libraries & institutions rather than individuals were the primary subscribers of these high-quality editions. Nice condition.
Category: The 20th Century