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Boxing's unforgettable fights.

Author: Lester Bromberg
Publisher: New York, Ronald Press Co. [1962]
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Genre/Form: History
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Bromberg, Lester.
Boxing's unforgettable fights.
New York, Ronald Press Co. [1962]
(OCoLC)652150900
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lester Bromberg
OCLC Number: 1354293
Description: 351 pages illustrations 24 cm
Contents: pt. I. Old timers : When young Sullivan destroyed Ryan ; The nonpareil's costliest conquest ; Rebuilt John L. wrecks Jake Kilrain ; "For publicity" Corbett beats Sullivan ; Joe Walcott's weight-making epic fight ; Fitzsimmons' "sneaking little punch" ; Jeffries, the streamlined giant ; The night George Dixon came apart ; Corbett's comeback, a near success ; They questioned O'Brien's courage ; Jeffries, victim of a false crusade ; Wolgast and the "double knockout" ; Attell, from poker to punching ; A "pay night" for George Chip ; Jack Johnson, an American tragedy --
pt. II. Golden age : Dempsey, the giant-killer of Toledo ; When Wilde wouldn't stay down ; How eagerness nearly undid Leonard ; Dempsey and the "French pastry" ; Siki's strange interlude with Carpentier ; Tunney's retribution to roughie Greb ; Criqui, France's "American hero" ; The living doll, Pancho Villa ; "Benny, you are a beaut!" ; The wild bull and Dempsey ; McTigue's adventure in Georgia ; Walker-Greb, sidewalk legend ; Dave Shade: "I'm a near-champ anyway ; They prayed for Pete Latzo ; Tunney's triumph in the rain ; The long count and its drama ; Dundee's vain try against Canzoneri ; Loughran, twice down but not out ; The night Sharkey cried ; A champion crowned sitting down ; Boxing lesson to Baer --
pt. III. Moderns : They couldn't knock out Bat until ... ; When Leonard defied all advice ; "You made them like you, Tony" ; Baer, the spoiled child, and loser ; Enter Joe Louis, boy bomber ; "You done right, Chappie" ; Armstrong guns shatter Sarron ; Ross goes out, his pride intact ; "Kill him, Joe!", and they meant it! ; Armstrong's third title, with Boos ; Lew Jenkins, madcap with a punch ; When Godoy did come to fight ; "If he hadn't been Irish, he'd of won!" ; The black sheep becom' the champ ; A referee and his friend, Joe Louis ; Willie Pep's faultless, fiery fight ; It's news: slugger outboxes boxer ; "Don't argue with the guy in the corner!" ; He was too strong for the strong man ; The night Ez couldn't get worked up ; Heart made Sugar champ again ; "Take my name out of the book if ..." ; Tiger Jones: "I know Robinson" ; Basilio's sweetest revenge ; A cold night for old Moore ; Patterson pays back Johansson.
Responsibility: Foreword: Jack Dempsey.

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