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New York Fight Nights: A Century of Iconic Big Apple Bouts
Tom Myler


No city in the world is more associated with boxing than New York. So take a ringside seat on the city’s greatest ever fight nights. Join the roaring crowds at iconic venues including Madison Square Garden, the Yankee Stadium, the Polo Grounds and the Long Island Bowl – in the company of boxing historian Thomas Myler.

Soak up the atmosphere and enjoy all the inside stories, including the riot following the Riddick Bowe-Andrew Golota farce, and the human buzzsaw that was Henry Armstrong against Barney Ross. James J Braddock shocked the boxing world to become boxing’s ‘Cinderella Man’ by taming Max Baer, while Tommy Farr upset all predictions by staying 15 rounds with the feared Joe Louis. New York Fight Nights is a wide-ranging, exciting trip through boxing history which enables you to follow Floyd Patterson’s historic battle with Ingmar Johansson, to witness Randolph Turpin’s tragic downfall against Carl Bobo Olson – and the Harry Greb-Mickey Walker slugfest that continued outside on the sidewalk.

Paperback, 272pp
Pitch Publishing, 2017
ISBN 9781785312991