Onion Picker Carmen Basilio and Boxing in The 1950s

ISBN-10: 0815681755

ISBN-13: 9780815681755

Edition: 2007

Authors: Gary Youmans

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Carmen Basilio: "Nobody could ever change my mind about being a boxer. My mother had a fit. 'Get rid of that dirty rotten game' she'd say all the time. I'd say, 'Ma, that's what I want to be... that's what I want to do and I am going to be a world champion. I am going to pay off your mortgages and you aren't going to owe anybody anything.' If I didn't do anything the rest of my whole career I did that for my mother and father. I took them out of debt. When I made enough money boxing I walked into the house, and I laid down the mortgage and the deeds. My dad had tears in his eyes." Book jacket.
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List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Syracuse University Press
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 214
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

The Onion Picker
The Early Years
The Formation of a Monster
Getting Down to Business
A Sugar Meltdown and the "Keed" Comes to Town
The Gray
Locker Room Stories
"Mr. Blood and Guts" Meets "Mr. Blood and Guts"
Chicago Justice
Taking Care of Business
Training Camps and Boxing Gyms
Between Rounds
The Essence of Carmen Basilio
Roll Call
Career Statistics, 56-16-7
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