In This Corner...!: Forty-Two World Champions Tell Their Stories (2nd)

In This Corner...!: Forty-Two World Champions Tell Their Stories (2nd)

By: Peter Heller (author)Paperback

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Here is Jake LaMotta discussing his career as a hoodlum; Floyd Patterson on growing up in the ghetto; Gunboat Smith on the Jack Johnson era; Jack Dempsey on the Willard fight and the Tunney "long count"; Rocky Graziano on showbiz; and dozens of others--including Sugar Ray Robinson, Willie Pastrano, Jose Torres, Carmen Basilio, Joe Louis, Willie Pep, and Archie Moore--on boxers, racketeers, drugs, payoffs, managers. Including two never-before-published interviews with Roberto Duran and Alexis Arguello, this newly expanded and updated edition of In This Corner...! is undoubtedly the best one-volume history of boxing ever written.

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About Author

Peter Heller is the author of Bad Intentions: The Mike Tyson Story. A sports producer for ABC News, he lives in Putnam Valley, New York and Boca Raton, Florida.

Contents

* Introduction by Muhammad Ali 1912-1919 * Willie Ritchie, November 28, 1912 * Gunboat Smith, January 1, 1914 * Pete Herman, January 9, 1917 * Jack Dempsey, July 4, 1919 The Twenties * Johnny Wilson, May 6, 1920 * Mickey Walker, November 1, 1922 * Charley Phil Rosenberg, March 20, 1925 * Fidel LaBarba, August 22, 1925 * Mushy Callahan, September 21, 1926 * Tommy Loughran, October 7, 1927 * Jackie Fields, March 25, 1929 * Battling Battalino, September 23, 1929 The Thirties * Jack Sharkey, June 21, 1932 * Jimmy McLarnin, May 29, 1933 * James J. Braddock, June 13, 1935 * Lou Ambers, September 3, 1936 * Joe Louis, June 22, 1937 * Henry Armstrong, October 29, 1937 * Billy Conn, July 13, 1939 The Forties * Lew Jenkins, May 10, 1940 * Fritzie Zivic, October 4, 1940 * Willie Pep, November 20, 1942 * Beau Jack, December 18, 1942 * Ike Williams, April 18, 1945 * Sugar Ray Robinson, December 20, 1946 * Rocky Graziano, July 16, 1947 * Sandy Saddler, October 29, 1948 * Jake LaMotta, June 16, 1949 The Fifties * Archie Moore, December 17, 1952 * Bobo Olson, October 21, 1953 * Carmen Basilio, June 10, 1955 * Floyd Patterson, November 30, 1956 * Gene Fullmer, January 2, 1957 * Don Jordan, December 5, 1958 * Carlos Ortiz, June 12, 1959 The Sixties * Paul Pender, January 22, 1960 * Emile Griffith, April 1, 1961 * Willie Pastrano, June 1, 1963 * Joey Giardello, December 7, 1963 * Jose Torres, March 30, 1965 The Seventies * Roberto Duran, June 26, 1972 * Alexis Arguello, November 23, 1974

Product Details

  • publication date: 01/08/1994
  • ISBN13: 9780306806032
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 456
  • ID: 9780306806032
  • weight: 525
  • ISBN10: 0306806037
  • edition: 2nd

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