Connecticut Boxing: The Fights, the Fighters and the Fight Game

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Sandwiched between New York and Boston, Connecticut has produced some of the fight game’s most prominent pugilists, including Jack Delaney, Louis “Kid” Kaplan, Christopher “Bat” Battalino, Willie Pep and Marlon Starling. The state also has hosted a long list of legendary fighters that includes Lou Ambers, James J. Braddock, George Dixon, Joe Gans, Rocky Graziano, Harry Greb, Beau Jack, Sugar Ray Robinson, Tommy Ryan and Joe Walcott. And some of the finest boxing matches ever seen happened here, such as Micky Ward’s stunning victory over Arturo Gatti at Mohegan Sun Casino & Resort. So, pull up your ringside seat and join boxing historian Mark Allen Baker as he details the history behind the headlines.
ISBN: 9781467148085
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Connecticut
Series: Sports
Images: 52
Pages: 176
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Mark Allen Baker is a former business executive, author, biographer and writer of hundreds of articles and more than twenty-five nonfiction books. He is the only person to serve the International Boxing Hall of Fame as an author, historian, chairperson, sponsor, volunteer and biographer. And he is also on the board of directors of the Connecticut Boxing Hall of Fame. A graduate of the State University of New York, his expertise has been referenced in numerous periodicals, including USA Today, Sports Illustrated and Money magazine.
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