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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

BOXING FICTION: VINTAGE TITLES!

BOXING FICTION: VINTAGE TITLES!

THE DUMB-BELL

W.B.M. FERGUSON

(1927) Shy, modest, and scholarly boxing champ resists blandishments to cash in on his fame.

KNOCKOUT

CHARLES FRANCIS COE

(1936) The story of Flash Phibin, who goes from circus strongman to become "The Yankee Yahoo," heavyweight champion of the world, told in the hardbitten language Coe employed in his gangster and mystery novels.


RIGHT TO THE HEART

REITA LAMBERT

(1939) High society girl Holly goes to her first fight at the Garden and ends up marring a boxing champ from a poor background – sparks fly.

WATCH OUT FOR WILLIE CARTER

THEODORE NAIDISH

(1944) Boxing prospect marries Greenwich Village nightclub singer with mixed results.

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