New PDF release: Bare Knuckle: Boxers, Mobsters, Gypsies, and the Epic Battle

ISBN-10: 0316433136

ISBN-13: 9780316433136

Former Rolling Stone editor Stayton Bonner ventures within America's mystery unlawful underground struggle global - and meets its modern day gladiators.

simply in the event you imagine you've gotten heard the entire grizzled-fighter-taking-one-last-swing-at-redemption tales, alongside comes Bobby Gunn - the 1st bare-knuckle boxing champion within the U.S. in additional than one hundred twenty years. Undefeated via seventy one fights, Gunn, forty two, principles the circuit, an underground community of professional boxers, combined martial arts opponents and road brawlers who input the hoop with out gloves in empty warehouses and mobster McMansions for up to $50,000 an evening. it really is harmful and bloody and unlawful nearly all over - a mystery international run via prepared crime. And for Gunn, a religious Christian journeyman boxer utilizing the prize funds to place his seven-year-old daughter via deepest tuition, it really is his simply shot at a greater existence. "Everybody desires to take me down, brother, and make a reputation for himself," he says. "I've gotta watch my back."

Bare Knuckle is a fast paced portrait of modern day unlawful underground bare-knuckle international - a Rocky tale, merely more strange, populated via highway brawlers, mobsters, and a modern day gladiator bent on upending America's first sport.

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