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Nominated for the top Sports Book awards, this is the gripping tale of boxing's golden age when the mob held as much sway in the ring as the fighters, from award-winning writer, Kevin Mitchell

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Kevin Mitchell is the boxing and tennis correspondent for the Observer and Guardian. He is the author of War, Baby, which was shortlisted for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year, and the co-author of Frank Bruno's autobiography Frank, which won the Best Autobiography category of the British Sports Book Awards.


"As punchy as the matches. Wonderfully evocative" * Sunday Telegraph * "A tour de force of reportage and research by an author who really knows his stuff" * Independent on Sunday * "Mitchell tells a vivid, gripping and very different fairytale of New York with verve and skill" * Observer * "This is Mitchell's natural territory ... he is the connoisseur of both the dark and glorious sides of the ring game" * Daily Telegraph * "A cigar-chomping read" * Wall Street Journal *

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