- Paperback: 209 pages
- Publisher: Mcfarland & Co Inc Pub (May 4 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0786469684
- ISBN-13: 978-0786469680
- Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 1.5 x 22.6 cm
- Shipping Weight: 318 g
- Average Customer Review: 1 customer review
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #901,096 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Ray Arcel: A Boxing Biography Paperback – May 4 2012
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"a darn good book...entertaining and well-written informative read...well researched and a very good read...highly recommend it"--Cyber Boxing Zone.
About the Author
Donald Dewey is the author of 30 books of fiction, nonfiction, and drama, including biographies of actors James Stewart and Marcello Mastroianni and works in baseball history. He lives in Jamaica, New York.
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However, such was his respect for the Brown Bomber that when Ezzard Charles finally ended Louis' long winning streak, Arcel stood in the center of the ring with both great fighters and wept.
This book covers Arcel's early ascent through the historic 1920's, working with the great Benny Leonard and Barney Ross. Arcel refused to be lured into the corruption of boxing and the mob influence, and nearly paid for it with his life. He was driven from boxing until approached by the Panamanian Carlos Eleta and asked to manage a young Roberto Duran. Arcel directed the career of the great lightweight champion until the infamous "No Mas" fight.
Though there are many wonderful and colorful stories surrounding Arcel's career, few are recounted here, which is unfortunate. However, Donald Dewey writes a well told biography of a man who in many ways transcended his sport.
He has facts to share with you that I had never heard of.
Roy was also one of the few Boxers and promoters who was not only a gentleman he was HONEST,
That is rare for this generation