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Shot at a Brothel: The Spectacular Demise of Oscar

Shot at a Brothel: The Spectacular Demise of Oscar "Ringo" Bonavena

by Patrick Connor
Shot at a Brothel: The Spectacular Demise of Oscar

Shot at a Brothel: The Spectacular Demise of Oscar "Ringo" Bonavena

by Patrick Connor

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“Hookers. Murder. Boxing. Author Patrick Connor lays out the promise of all three right there in the title of his first book, ‘Shot at a Brothel’…delivering on the promise…Readers who want to see the Ali era from a less explored angle, with a story that stands on its own, are well served with this read.”—Cliff Rold, Managing Editor, Boxingscene

Oscar Bonavena remains a god in Argentina. Fighting as a heavyweight during the 1970s, the division’s greatest era, “Ringo” battled titans like Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier.

To resurrect his career, he moved to Reno, Nevada, and hooked up with a local pimp and gangster, Joe Conforte, who ran the infamous Mustang Ranch with his madam wife, Sally.

Bonavena had some of boxing’s best handlers, but none – from famous trainers to rich syndicates to the sport’s top minds—could tame him. And no one could get Conforte and his whorehouse and ex-con goons out of Reno. Ultimately, Ringo plunged into a maelstrom of sex and mayhem—and he wouldn’t get out alive.

In Shot at a Brothel, Patrick Connor examines in riveting detail Bonavena’s fast, turbulent life as well as Conforte’s sordid past. Long overdue, here’s the real story of how gangsterism, greed, and prostitution destroyed Argentina’s greatest heavyweight.



Shot at a Brothel: The Spectacular Demise of Oscar "Ringo" Bonavena is the sixth in the Hamilcar Noir True Crime series. Hamilcar Noir is "Hard-Hitting True Crime" that blends boxing and true crime, featuring riveting stories captured in high-quality prose, with cover art inspired by classic pulp novels.



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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781949590272
Publisher: Hamilcar Publications
Publication date: 08/31/2021
Series: Hamilcar True Crime Series , #5
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 673,594
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Patrick Connor is originally from San Diego, California. As a boxing writer, his work has been featured in many publications, including The Guardian, The Fight City, and The Oregonian. He is also a member of the Boxing Writers Association of America and the International Boxing Research Organization. Connor, possessing the rare combination of being a boxing historian and voice actor, has hosted well-regarded podcasts such as Knuckles & Gloves and The Hannibal Boxing Podcast. SHOT AT A BROTHEL is his first book. He lives with his family in Vancouver, Washington.

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