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George "Big Frenchy" DeMange Harlem's Cotton Club, Owney Madden and Boxing
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,560. Language: English. Published: November 25, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
"Big Frenchy" DeMange was a trusted and reliable business associate of "Owney" Madden. The two of them ran the Cotton Club. Along with Will Duffy they were the principal backers of Italian heavyweight boxer Primo Carnera from the time he was 23. The triumvirate of mobsters robbed the fighter of much of his hard earned money. On one occasion Madden demonstrated his loyalty by ransoming Big Frenchy.
Frank "Blinky" Palermo Philadelphia Boxing Manager
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,560. Language: English. Published: September 9, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Boxing
Blinky Palermo manipulated boxing fights and robbed boxers that he managed for decades. One of his most successful fighters was Ike Williams, who captured the lightweight world championship in the late 1940s. Years later Williams told an author that Blinky stole money from him regularly. On one occasion Palermo took the entirety of a $33,400 paycheck Williams earned for fighting Beau Jack.
Gorilla Jones
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 4,700. Language: English. Published: April 2, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » People of color, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Boxing
Gorilla Jones was from Memphis, Tennessee. Early on he fought in the border region between Louisiana and Texas. Later his career blossomed under the tutelage of Suey Welch, an Akron, Ohio promoter. His career lasted two decades, from 1920-1940. Jones was a skilled fighter could find weaknesses in his opponents. Against Sammy Slaughter in 1933 he scored a knockout with a short right uppercut.
Cesar Brion Argentine Heavyweight Boxer
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 3,400. Language: English. Published: April 1, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Boxing, Nonfiction » History » South American
Cesar Brion was not the aggressive and powerful fighter that his countryman Luis Firpo had been. Yet he had many skills. Against Joe Louis in 1951 Brion had been even through seven rounds. It was after Cesar switched from a crouching stance attack to a more upright offensive that Louis cut him up and dominated the fight. Brion was never stopped from going the distance by a ring opponent.
Jack McVey Welterweight Boxer From Georgia
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 4,440. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » People of color, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Boxing
Jack McVey fought in some of the best venues of his era, including bouts against Sailor Freedman at Yankee Stadium, in 1926, and another against KO Phil Kaplan at the Queensboro Stadium on Long Island in 1928. It was an era of discrimination when a black fighter like McVey was booed relentlessly during his fights. Jack has been compared to Elbows McFadden, i.e. all gloves, elbows and forearms.
William Sailor Freedman Lightweight Boxer and Jewish Criminal
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 4,280. Language: English. Published: March 30, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Boxing, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
William Sailor Freedman was a boxer of significance from 1916 until 1928. He was also an enforcer/thug for gangsters, particularly the Philadelphia rum runner Max Hoff. Hoff ran a gambling operation as well while also managing Sailor's boxing career. Freedman was a short fighter, standing 5'8" with a 69" reach. He fought many of the greatest fighters, including Mickey Walker and Benny Leonard.
Doll Rafferty
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,300. Language: English. Published: March 29, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Boxing, Nonfiction » Biography » People of color
Originally from Chicago Doll Rafferty came to prominence in Milwaukee as a pupil of former fight great Joe Gans. He was also trained by former lightweight champion Pinkey Williams. Doll's best punch was a right and he ascended the lightweight ladder for a time, before peaking around 1947. My book looks at his fights, family, untimely death and contains a detailed list of his opponents & fights.
Juste Fontaine Lightweight Boxer From Milwaukee
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,090. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Boxing, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Wrestling
With a great reach and solid punches Juste Fontain entered boxing in the 1940s. He won many of his early bouts and peaked around 1947 with a great fight against Ruby Kessler in Philadelphia. Soon after this Juste lost decisively to Ike Williams, the world lightweight champion. By 1950 a boxing official advised that Fontaine could no longer defend himself. Juste found a second career as a trainer.
Sonny Liston 1960-1961
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 3,500. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Boxing, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
My e-book looks at the two years before Sonny Liston won the world heavyweight boxing championship, 1960-1961. Liston was summoned before the Kefauver Senate Investigative Committee. The inquiry disclosed that a large amount of Liston's earnings were pocketed by mobsters like Frankie Carbo and Blinky Palermo. Liston denied knowing these men and also that they took any of his prize money.
The Yorkshire Hunter: The Paul Ingle Story
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 74,940. Language: English. Published: July 14, 2015 by Scratching Shed Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Sports biography, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Boxing
The story of Paul Ingle - aka 'The Yorkshire Hunter' - is one of tough northern English roots, ambition, glory, tragedy and ultimately hope. After an IBF featherweight world title win over Manuel Medina, Ingle came off the Madison Square Garden canvas to stop Junior Jones in an epic for the IBO belt. Then disaster struck. This is the tale of a fighter whose fiercest battle came outside the ring.