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Author Baker, Mark Allen, author.

Title Willie Pep : a biography of the 20th century's greatest featherweight / Mark Allen Baker.

Publication Info. Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, [2022]


Location Call No. Status
 Middletown, Russell Library - Adult Biography  B-PEP BAK    Check Shelf
Description x, 250 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Acknowledgments -- Preface -- Introduction -- A machinist's son -- Establishing proficiency, 1940-1941 -- The war years, 1942-1943, part 1 -- The war years, 1944-1945, part 2 -- Postwar pugilism, 1946-1947 -- Ring rivalry, 1948-1949 -- The pinnacle, 1950-1951 -- Moving forward, 1952-1954 -- One last shot, 1955-1958 -- Last rounds, 1959-1969 -- The seventies, 1970-1979 -- Retirement, 1980-2006 -- Appendix A: a Canastota scrapbook -- Appendix B: Guglielmo Papaleo-boxing record -- Appendix C: skills overview -- Appendix D: official records of associated members of the International Boxing Hall of Fame.
Summary "Among the best pound-for-pound fighters of all time, Willie Pep (1922-2006) was a virtuoso of the squared circle. A two-time World Featherweight Champion, his International Boxing Hall of Fame professional record stands at 230 wins, 11 losses and one draw, with 65 knockouts and two winning streaks of more than 62 victories--each longer than most modern fighters' careers. During his 26 years in the ring, he appeared on cards with everyone from Fritzie Zivic to Joe Frazier. A scientific boxer with balletic defensive skills and a stiff jab, Pep--known as "Will o' the Wisp"--so masterfully evaded his opponents, one remarked it was like battling a man in a room full of mirrors. This book covers his remarkable career, with highlights of each bout"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Pep, Willie, 1922-2006.
Boxers (Sports) -- United States -- Biography.
Boxers (Sports) (OCoLC)fst00837275
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Genre/Form Biographies. (OCoLC)fst01919896
Other Form: Online version: Baker, Mark Allen. Willie Pep Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, [2022] 9781476685526 (DLC) 2022037250
ISBN 9781476685526 paperback
1476685525 paperback
9781476647104 electronic book
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