This Day in Boxing

Tony Zale Kos Al Hostak – Wins Crown This Day July 19, 1940

Tony Zale Kos Al Hostak – Wins Crown This Day July 19, 1940

 

  • Tony Zale 158
  • Al Hostak  158½
  • Civic Stadium, Seattle
  • TKO 13
  • referee: Benny Leonard
  • #boxing #boxinghalloffame #boxinghalloffamelasvegas

 

Notes:

National Boxing Association World Middleweight Title

Zale opened a ct over Hostak’s left eye early in the eighth round, and one of Al’s eyes were closed and the other badly puffed as the fight went along. Hostak was floored for a count of nine in the 12th round and again in the 13th, shortly before the fight was stopped.

Previous ArticleNext Article