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    • The Boxing Kings

    • When American Heavyweights Ruled the Ring
    • By: Paul Beston
    • Narrated by: Alexander Cendese
    • Length: 13 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 38
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 34

    The Boxing Kings tells the story of the heavyweight title in the days when it was a defining institution in the United States. Author Paul Beston places special emphasis on those champions who held a central place in American culture beyond just in the boxing ring, including John L. Sullivan, who made the title a commercial property; Jack Johnson, who in 1908 became the first black man to claim the title; Joe Louis, whose contributions to racial tolerance and social progress transcended even his greatness in the ring; and many more.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An outstanding book on heavyweight champions

    • By LSmith on 02-01-18

    Regular price: $27.99