Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: The Daily News Golden Gloves amateur boxing tournamenthas been an institution in New York City for more than threequarters of a century. At the height of the tournament'spopularity, the Golden Gloves which still holds its finals atThe Theater at Madison Square Garden held the attentionof New York sports fans from the end of the football seasonuntil the beginning of baseball's spring training. CountlessNew York boxers have used the Golden Gloves as aspringboard to Olympic and professional careers, includingFloyd Patterson, "Sugar" Ray Robinson, Gerry Cooney, Hector"Macho" Camacho, and Carl "The Truth" Williams. In NewYork Daily News Golden Gloves: 80 Years of BuildingChampions, New York's Hometown Newspaper utilizes theirarchives to tell the story of the tournament through more than150 riveting images and detailed descriptions from veteranGolden Gloves reporter Bill Farrell. Included are rare imagesof Patterson, Robinson, and many other boxing legends. Buchnummer des Verkäufers
Inhaltsangabe: "My very first fights were in the Golden Gloves. I really wanted to be a fighter. I found out it wasn't going to be easy, the competition was very hard. ...The Gloves was very important to me. I remember my mother asking me about my name in the paper and I had to explain to her that I was in the Golden Gloves--a boxer. I was so proud. Then to be that young--16, 17 years old--and to be in the Garden, I can't tell you how happy I was to be there."
--Emile Griffith, two-time Daily News Golden Gloves champion, five-time world champion and member of the International Boxing Hall of Fame
The oldest and largest boxing tournament in the world, the Daily News Golden Gloves is an event like no other in all of amateur sport. Since 1927, New York's cold winter nights have come alive with thrilling competition as hundreds of boxers from across metropolitan New York look to fight their way into Madison Square Garden, and a chance at a Golden Gloves championship.
Boxing greats and champions including Sugar Ray Robinson, Floyd Patterson, Jose Torres, Emile Griffith, Vito Antuofermo, Eddie Mustafa Muhammad, Mark Breland, Junior Jones, Kevin Kelley, Riddick Bowe, Michael Bentt and Zab Judah all honed their skills in the legendary tournament. Others, including Joey Maxim, Rocky Marciano and Muhammad Ali made their first appearance in New York representing teams from Chicago and New England in the Daily News Golden Gloves.
Their road to greatness began like that of the more than 80,000 others who have climbed through the ropes in local school gyms, fraternity halls and community centers throughout the New York metropolitan area and traded punches in the Daily News Golden Gloves. The boxing isn't always pretty, but the bouts never lack for excitement.
From the time those first punches were tossed in 1927, Daily News photographers have been there to capture the stunning knockouts, the surprises, the displays of sportsmanship, the triumphs and the disappointments. Cradle of Champions: 80 Years of New York Daily News Golden Gloves puts us in a ringside seat through the great and proud history of this annual New York boxing extravaganza.
Über den Autor: Bill Farrell started at the Daily News as a copy boy in 1972 and remained at the paper for more than 30 years, winning numerous awards as a reporter, feature writer and civil service columnist. In 1987, while still assigned to the Daily News Brooklyn Bureau, he began covering the Daily News Golden Gloves and reported from ringside through the 2005 championships. He is married and lives on Staten Island with his wife, Marguerite.
The Daily News Photo Archive is home to the most extensive photographic record of New York City history in the world.
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