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From the Publisher"You don't have to be a fight fan to enjoy Bummy Davis vs. Murder Inc., or even remember the riveting career of Bummy Davis, the ill-starred little Jewish boxer from Brownsville. Ron Ross tells an intense personal story with a powerful sense of social history about the Jewish mob world of the 20's-30's that makes this labor of love one of the most gripping reads in years."
- Budd Schulberg, author of On the Waterfront and Sparring With Hemingway: And Other Legends of the Fight Game
"My heartfelt thanks to Ron Ross for bringing excitement back into my reading time. I couldn't separate myself from Bummy Davis vs. Murder Inc."
- Angelo Dundee, trainer of Muhammad Ali and Sugar Ray Leonard
"A generation before Mike Tyson emerged from the poverty of Brownsville, Al 'Bummy' Davis came off of the same violent streets to electrify boxing fans with a lights-out punch and a wild-child style. With this compelling book, Ron Ross tells the tabloid tale of this Hebrew brawler with astonishing detail and a sense of history.
In the end, Bummy Davis probably died a hero, trying to stop a bar stick-up, because underneath it all he had the hero's fearless heart. This is a terrific, truthful book."
- Jack Newfield, author of Only in America: The Life and Crimes of Don King and Robert F. Kennedy: A Memoir