Charley Burley: The Life & Hard Times of an Uncrowned Champion

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Before I checked out the Charley Burley book, I visualized it to be another life story of a great fighter whose name I became familiar with during the days when I was getting my feet wet in boxing. As I examined the book there was an explosion of names like Billy Conn, Fritzie Zivic, Georgie Abrams, Ezzard Charles, Jimmy Bivins, Cocoa Kid, Holman Williams, Sugar Ray Robinson, and many others who brought back memories of my earliest days around boxing. In addition to thorough coverage of Burley's career, author Allen Rosenfeld gives you a panoramic view of the exciting middleweight picture of the late thirties and forties, which was loaded with nostalgia. I have read lots of boxing books in my time, but this one was hard to put down. Charley Burley's name was ever-present among the leaders of the golden age of middleweights.

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