He was a phenomenon. The most colossal boxer ever to win the world heavy-weight championship, thereby becoming one of the only three Europeans and the first Italian fighter ever to win the crown. They called him 'Man Mountain', and also a fraud far the way he was promoted to contender status by a series of 'fixed' bouts and media ballyhoo. A 1956 Hollywood film, The Harder They Fall starting Humphrey Bogart and Rod Steiger, was a thinly disguised story of a giant peasant ruthlessly exploited and abandoned to poverty. The ...

Primo 1999, Robson Books

ISBN-13: 9781861052421

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Primo 1995, Robson Books

ISBN-13: 9780860517450

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