Books tagged: heavyweight champion

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Don Cockell Heavyweight Boxing Contender From England
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 4,970. Language: English. Published: March 26, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Boxing, Nonfiction » Biography » Sports biography
World heavyweight champion Rocky Marciano fought British Empire champion Don Cockell on May 16, 1955 at San Francisco's old Kezar Stadium. The bout was not regarded as much of a test for Marciano in the pre-fight newspapers leading up to the event. It was the American's 5th title defense. Even British commentators failed to anticipate the highly competitive contest that was about to be staged.
Max Baer Versus James Braddock World Heavyweight Boxing Championship Garden Bowl, Long Island City, New York June 13, 1935
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 5,070. Language: English. Published: April 1, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Boxing, Nonfiction » Biography » Sports biography
Max Baer claimed that his wrists were injured before his big fight with James Braddock. His handlers advised him to seek a postponement but he went ahead and fought as scheduled. A misunderstood fighter, especially for his time, Baer drew jeers when he clowned and rubber legged while being hit by his ring opponents. Braddock was all business and a classic underdog, by as much as 10-1 odds.