Primo Carnera: The Life and Career of the Heavyweight Boxing Champion

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McFarland, Incorporated, Publishers, Dec 14, 2010 - Sports & Recreation - 257 pages
At over six and a half feet tall and nearly 300 pounds, heavyweight champion Primo Carnera was a giant for his times, but today "the Ambling Alp" is too often written off as an unskilled oaf and a product of the mob dealings that plagued boxing during the 1930s. He may not have been a natural in the ring, but he worked as hard as any boxer to learn his craft, to be in top condition, and he repeatedly showed that he was tougher than nails. This biography details Carnera's early life and boxing career, his success as a fighter as well as accusations of fight fixing, his strengths and limitations in the ring, and his later career as a wrestler.

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Joseph S. Page is an organizational development consultant in Nashville, Tennessee. His other works include a biography of boxing’s first world middleweight champion Nonpareil Jack Dempsey and a history of professional football championships prior to the first Super Bowl.

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