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Donald Dewey

Ray Arcel: A Boxing Biography

Ray Arcel: A Boxing Biography

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Without Ray Arcel (1899-1994), the 20th century world of boxing would have been markedly different. The credibility of it as a sport would have been greatly lessened. Arcel's prominence is all the more interesting because he made his mark not as a fighter, promoter, or manager, but as a trainer. From Benny Leonard to Roberto Duran and Larry Holmes, Arcel stood in the corner for champions of every weight division that existed in his lifetime, a record that remains unequalled. This biography chronicles Arcel's life inside the ring--and outside, where he was a highly secretive man who maintained relationships with some of the chief mob figures of his day. Through a wealth of information from Arcel's unpublished memoir, this work offers an extraordinary portrait of one of boxing's most influential and enigmatic figures.

Author: Donald Dewey
Publisher: McFarland & Company
Published: 05/10/2012
Pages: 219
Weight: 0.75lbs
Size: 8.90h x 6.00w x 0.60d
ISBN: 9780786469680

About the Author
Donald Dewey is the author of 30 books of fiction, nonfiction, and drama, including biographies of actors James Stewart and Marcello Mastroianni and works in baseball history. He lives in Jamaica, New York.
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