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Book review: The Onion Picker

Gary B Youmans, The Onion Picker: Carmen Basilio and Boxing in the 1950s(New York, 2007) A thorough and loving homage to Carmen Basilio and to a legendary era of boxing history. Builds to a climax with his two bouts against Sugar Ray Robinson – where I found it hard to do anything but root for […]

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