New J. Russell Peltz book OUT NOW!

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  1. ChrisJS

    ChrisJS Well-Known Member Full Member

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    He’s also taking order directly but for those with Prime it’s available now and ships within two days. Hard cover details in about a week.

    Im sure this is going to be a classic must read. One of the greatest promoters of all-time in one of the greatest boxing towns in the world.
     
  2. GoldenHulk

    GoldenHulk Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Should be a good read especially about Bennie Briscoe, I think I remember Peltz saying Briscoe was his favorite Philly fighter.
     
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  3. The Morlocks

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    Wo!!!!! Will buy it right away! My fathers' history hopefully will come to life. At least the Spectrum & Peltz parts. Thks Chris.
     
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  4. The Morlocks

    The Morlocks Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Just bought it. Who is the facedown fighter on the cover? And who is walking away? Thx Chris . Great way to start the fall!!
     
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  5. ChrisJS

    ChrisJS Well-Known Member Full Member

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    I’m not sure who the fighters are. I’ll find out tomorrow when I get my copy I guess.

    I can’t wait to read this. I’m like a kid waiting on Christmas.
     
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  6. ChrisJS

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    Started reading it tonight. Absolutely fascinating stuff so far. A must have for everybody in this forum. Everybody. Seriously.
     
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  7. Kamikaze

    Kamikaze Afraid of Baboons... Full Member

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    Why thank you Chris.
     
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  8. ETM

    ETM I thought I did enough to win. Full Member

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    Thanks bro. I'm on it. I used to listen to Russell Paltz on Sunday night on the radio down in the basement exercising. Back in Philadelphia WIP. He had so much knockledge of the sports history. Great story teller.
     
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  9. ChrisJS

    ChrisJS Well-Known Member Full Member

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    About 120 pages in, lots of great stories. Really great stuff so far.
     
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  10. downgoeslyle

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    I'm guessing this is Leotis Martin and I think Sonny Banks.
     
  11. Father Elijah

    Father Elijah New Member Full Member

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    Thank you for the recommendation. Another one to add to the collection. Also, I see you're the writer of the recent Eder Jofre biography, correct? It was a fantastic work.
     
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  12. ChrisJS

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    Yes, I sure am. Thank you very much for the compliment. I appreciate it.
     
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  13. Saintpat

    Saintpat Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    I’ll want to get this. Peltz is a character and a great storyteller.

    Reminds me of a slightly less shady Al Braverman.

    Al told great stories:

    One time he put on a show somewhere and the local or state taxes were taken from the show’s profits. So a heavyweight opponent fell out and he (as promoter) paid himself (as boxer) like $12,000 for a 4-rounder and filled the spot himself. Which happened to be the amount the show profited, so he didn’t pay any taxes, haha.

    Also, on the way to the ring, he had a robe and put his hood up and wrapped it around his face so people wouldn’t realize he was fighting. Someone in the crowd knew him and yelled out, ‘I know that’s you, Al.’ And he responded: ‘Shuddup, it ain’t me.’

    EDIT: I ordered it. Should be here Friday.
     
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  14. ChrisJS

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    It’s Martin and Wendell Newton.
     
  15. Saintpat

    Saintpat Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Arrived today.

    Will dig into it starting this weekend. Pretty hype for this — glad to see it’s a hefty 300 or so pages!
     
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