Gypsy Jem Mace: First Heavyweight Champion of the World


A few miles from New Orleans, at LaSalle's Landing – in what is now the city of Kenner – stands a life-size bronze statue of two men in combat. One of them is the legendary Gypsy Jem Mace, the first Heavyweight Boxing Champion of the World and the last of the great bare-knuckle fighters. This is the story of Jem Mace's life. Born in Norfolk in 1931, between his first recorded fight, in October 1855, and his last – at the age of nearly 60 – he became the greatest fighter the world has ever known. But “Gypsy” Jem Mace was far more than a champion boxer: he played the fiddle in street processions in war-wrecked New Orleans; was

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ISBN:

9780233005034

Format:

Paperback

Pages:

224

Dimensions:

19cm x 12cm

RRP:

$22.99

Category:

Sport

Publisher:

Carlton Publishing Group

Published:

01 November 2016

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Adrian Besley