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Posted March 5, 2007
Finally a biography about boxing's most underrated Heavyweight Champion. Jack Cavanaugh writes a interesting book. His approach is that to understand Gene Tunney you must also understand Jack Dempsey. That is a more than understandable view since these two are joined at the hip by history. In turn the reader gets two biographies in one. Also, he shed ligt on the life and carrers of other great fighters like Harry Grebb and Benny Leonard. I knew of Leobard and Grebb, but Cavanaugh shed so much light on them that I learned alot about them as well as Dempsey and Tunney. Canvanaugh also shows the social and political climate of boxing at that time. Such as politicians inluence and bussiness and social reasons for blacks and Jews not being given their fair chances in the ring. If you are a boxing fan then this is a must. I found it entertaining and interesting, and confirms in my mind that Tunney still has not received his due respect.
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