Cradle of Champions: 80 Years of New York Daily News Golden Gloves
The Daily News Golden Gloves amateur boxing tournamenthas been an institution in New York City for more than threequarters of a century. At the height of the tournament'spopularity, the Golden Gloves which still holds its finals atThe Theater at Madison Square Garden held the attentionof New York sports fans from the end of the football seasonuntil the beginning of baseball's spring training. CountlessNew York boxers have used the Golden Gloves as aspringboard to Olympic and professional careers, includingFloyd Patterson, "Sugar" Ray Robinson, Gerry Cooney, Hector"Macho" Camacho, and Carl "The Truth" Williams. In NewYork Daily News Golden Gloves: 80 Years of BuildingChampions, New York's Hometown Newspaper utilizes theirarchives to tell the story of the tournament through more than150 riveting images and detailed descriptions from veteranGolden Gloves reporter Bill Farrell. Included are rare imagesof Patterson, Robinson, and many other boxing legends.
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Paul Gallico Creates a Classic 19271934
Out of the Depression and Into War 19351946
The PostWar Years 19471956
Hey Hey Rock n Roll 19571967
The Golden Gloves Turns 50 19681976
A New Generation of Champions 19771986
An Era of Change 19871999
Into the New Millennium 2000present
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