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Ezzard Charles: A Boxing Life (Paperback)
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Ezzard Charles: A Boxing Life (Paperback)

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Paperback 232 Pages / Published: 30/06/2015
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Genius is seldom recognized in its own time. In the case of Ezzard Charles it took several decades but late really is better than never. Ezzard Charles: A Boxing Life traces Charles' early life in a small country town all the way to his fights with Jersey Joe Walcott, Joe Louis, Rocky Marciano and more during the wild, glamorous and wonderfully dirty business of boxing in the 1950s, one of the sport's last Golden Ages.

Readers will learn about Charles' frustrated attempts to get a shot at the 175-pound world title; his three wins over the legendary Archie Moore; and his futile struggle to win the respect of boxing fans spoiled by Louis' power and charisma.

This is the book today's sports' fans have been waiting for - the one that answers their questions about the man The Ring magazine called the greatest light heavyweight who ever lived. For reasons no one can quite explain, there has never been a biography of one of modern prizefighting's most revered and skilled practitioners - until now. Ezzard Charles: A Boxing Life is a long overdue addition to the vast collection of good literature covering the fight game.

Publisher: McFarland & Co Inc
ISBN: 9780786497430
Number of pages: 232
Weight: 408 g
Dimensions: 254 x 178 x 13 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"one of the best prizefighters who ever lived, but has received little credit or attention"--ProtoView; "thoroughly researched...makes a compelling case...Charles was unquestionably one of the greatest light heavyweights of all time"--The Ring;
"excellent biography...Dettloff has done exhaustive research on the life and fighting career of Ezzard Charles...a fine biography of a great champion, and one that Ezzard Charles deserves. Boxing fans should take the time to read this very interesting book and learn about this man who deserves to be remembered. It has often been said that Charles is the most underrated of all heavyweight champions. Mr. Dettloff has down a terrific job in changing that history"--Boxing Over Broadway; "one of the best prizefighters who ever lived, but has received little credit or attention"--ProtoView; "thoroughly researched...makes a compelling case...Charles was unquestionably one of the greatest light heavyweights of all time"--The Ring;

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