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book review of ‘Joe Louis: Hard Times’

“Save me, Joe Louis! Save me, Joe Louis!” As urban legend has it, those were the last words of a black death row prisoner, back in the ‘30s, as he breathed in fatal fumes in the gas chamber . . . |more|


boxing’s mob squad

Book Review of Jacobs Beach: The Mob, the Fights, the Fifties: Long before the networks put a rear naked choke on boxing; before there were 1,001 champs fighting for 1,001 titles under 1,001 sanctioning bodies, there was New York, Madison Square Garden, one major promoter and a handful of hoods who controlled the game. Golden [...]

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