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Jersey Joe Walcott - Feb 5th 2012 release date


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Born into extreme poverty in 1914, Jersey Joe Walcott began boxing

at the age of 16 to help feed his hungry family. After ten years’ boxing,

without proper training and with little to show for his efforts beyond

some frightful beatings, Walcott quit the ring. A chance meeting with

a local fight promoter who recognized the potential in his iron chin and

hard punch turned Walcott’s fortunes around, launching one of the

greatest comebacks in boxing history. This biography details Walcott’s

youth, his dismal early career, and his legendary climb to become the

heavyweight champion of the world at age 37, at the time making him

the oldest man to ever win the coveted title. Along the way, he battled

some of the most feared contenders of his day, including Joe Louis,

Ezzard Charles, and Rocky Marciano. With numerous period photographs

and a foreword from Walcott’s grandson, this work provides an intimate

look at one of the grittiest, most determined boxers of the 20th century.






Available - February 5 2012 - accepting orders now


To Contact Author - James Curl - curl88@hotmail.com

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I always thought Joe Walcott's Life would've made a great movie, perhaps if there's enough interest in this book, someone will get the idea to do a Screenplay. As far as I can recall, and someone like David Allen will hopefully correct me if I'm wrong, but I don't even recall any books on Joe Walcott's Life being published before.
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I would have thought a book would have been written about Arnold Raymond Cream for the Ali / Liston debacle alone, when you consider some of the crap books that do get written for far less significant things. lol//


LOL. Well, that does provide a later-in-life chapter that other HW Champs wouldn't have. His time as New Jersey Boxing Commissioner wasn't exactly a testament to organizational skills, but his subordinates did a good job and Joe was wonderful in his role of waving to the fans lo//

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