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The Onion Picker Gary B. Youmans

The Onion Picker von Gary B. Youmans

The Onion Picker Gary B. Youmans


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On September 23, 1957, Carmen Basilio defeated Sugar Ray Robinson to win the middleweight championship of the world. Basilio's story celebrates the power of the human spirit to triumph over pain and self-doubt. This book tells his story which is a look back at one of the magical periods in sports history.

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The Onion Picker: Carmen Basilio and Boxing in the 1950s Gary B. Youmans

Boxing grew to be one of the most popular sports in America in the early 1950s. Thanks to television, fans tuned in each week, rooting for their favorites, watching the best fighters in the world battle on Gillette's Friday Night Fights. These were the Golden Years of boxing - the ring echoed with the names of all-time legendary champions: Rocky Marciano, Sugar Ray Robinson, Kid Galivan, Jake LaMotta, Gene Fullmer, and a tough guy from Canastota, New York, Carmen Basilio. On September 23, 1957, Carmen Basilio defeated Sugar Ray Robinson to win the middleweight championship of the world. His remarkable career is a story of survival and perseverance during a fascinating time in boxing history. Basilio's story celebrates the power of the human spirit to triumph over pain and self-doubt. A man of great integrity and drive, Carmen Basilio deliberately moved up in weight class for the opportunity to challenge the great Ray Robinson for his title. His belief in himself and his insistence on being treated fairly is a testament to his core value of living an honorable life, one in which he refused to compromise his principles. His story is a compelling look back at one of the most magical periods in sports history.

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Youmans's descriptions of bouts, such as the legendary tussles with Boston hero Tony DeMarco, are enough to conjure vivid memories of the Gillette-sponsored 'Friday Night Fights,' on which Basilio would frequently appear. Thick with eye-catching photos, the book nails the brutish and criminal politics of the postwar fight game. To be a good boxer you have to have a type of mentality that is rare. You could say boxers are rare people and Carmen Basilio is the rarest of boxers. There has never been anyone quite like him. A stand-up guy who would outwork anybody to achieve his goal. He's number one in my book.

Über Gary B. Youmans

Gary Youmans is a sports marketing consultant and has owned a minor league basketball team. He is coauthor of '59: The Story of the 1959 Syracuse National Championship Football Team, published by Syracuse University Press.

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The Onion Picker: Carmen Basilio and Boxing in the 1950s Gary B. Youmans
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