Hardback, 352pp, illus
Pitch Publishing, 2019
Undisputed heavyweight champion of the world for nearly 12 years, the ‘Brown Bomber’ defended his title 25 times. His classic fights with Max Baer, Max Schmeling, James J. Braddock, Billy Conn and many others are part of boxing lore. In 1937 he became the first black boxer to win the championship since Jack Johnson’s reign ended 22 years earlier.