William Dettloff's book, Ezzard Charles: A Boxing Life, has been released. If you didn’t pre-order, you can get it now from Amazon, from Mcfarlandbooks.com, or you can get it directly from Dettloff, inscribed.
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If you enjoyed William Dettloff's work at The Ring magazine, the Ring’s website, ESPN.com or HBO.com, you might also like his new book, “Ezzard Charles: A Boxing Life.”
This is the first biography ever of the great Ezzard Charles, whom The Ring called the best light heavyweight who ever lived. Pre-order it now at Amazon and learn everything there is to know about “The Cincinnati Cobra,” from his days as a child in Lawrenceville, Georgia, to his frustrated attempts to get a shot at the middleweight and light heavyweight crowns, to his unlikely tenure as the heavyweight champion of the world.
Along the way you’ll learn about his lovably irascible co-manager, Jake Mintz; his trainers, Jimmy Brown and Ray Arcel; the gangsters who ran boxing, Jim Norris, Frankie Carbo and Blinky Palermo; and, of course, the fighters who contributed to his legend: Archie Moore, Charley Burley, Jimmy Bivins, Joey Maxim, Jersey Joe Walcott, Joe Louis, Rocky Marciano and all the rest. If you’re a fan of Charles, of boxing, or of 1950’s sports in America, then you’ll enjoy this book.
I had a hell of a good time writing it." - Author, William Dettloff