Tony Zale

po_Zale-TonyAnthony Florian Zaleski (May 29, 1913 – March 20, 1997) was an American boxer.

Zale was born and raised in Gary, Indiana, a steel town, which gave him his nickname, “Man of Steel.” In addition, he had the reputation of being able to take fearsome punishment and still rally to win, reinforcing that nickname. Zale was known as a strong body puncher, who punished his opponents and steadily wore them down before knocking them out.

Zale was a 1991 inductee in the Boxing Hall of Fame.