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Rocky Graziano

Chronology

1922 Born June 6 in New York City to Nick and Ida Scinto Barbella
1939 Begins training as a boxer
1940 Serves jail term for parole violation in New York City
1941 Serves term in Leavenworth Federal Penitentiary for being Absent Without Leave
1942 Begins professional boxing career
1943 Marries Norma Unger
1946 Loses World Middleweight Title match against Tony Zale
1947 Boxing license suspended for failing to report a bribe
1947 Wins World Middleweight Title match against Tony Zale
1948 Loses World Middleweight Title match against Tony Zale
1952 Concludes career as professional boxer
1955 Publishes autobiography, Somebody Up There Likes Me
1977 Induction into the Italian American Sports Hall of Fame
1991 Induction into the International Boxing Hall of Fame
1990 Dies in New York City on May 22

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