Originally Posted by Cmoyle
"It wasn't so much fiction, cm. They were thinly-veiled real fighters. "
Yes, that's true, I'm aware that the central characters were said to be based on the well-known fight manager Jack Hurley and his fighter Harry "Kid" Matthews. I didn't mean to take a shot at the the book by referring to it as fiction.
I know you didn't, C. Hurley was the prototype for Doc, but Billy Graham was the Eddie Brown character, not Matthews.