John L. Sullivan: Champion of Champions

John L Sullivan Champion of Champions When one thinks of the Great John L one thinks primarily of the greatest boxer of modern times but in fact the Boston Strong Boy was a great deal than this He typified the colorful gaslight era of

  • Title: John L. Sullivan: Champion of Champions
  • Author: Nat Fleischer
  • ISBN: -
  • Page: 421
  • Format: Hardcover
  • When one thinks of the Great John L one thinks primarily of the greatest boxer of modern times, but, in fact, the Boston Strong Boy was a great deal than this He typified the colorful gaslight era of a generation now gone He was an extraordinary American, as much a product and symbol of his times as J.P Morgan or Teddy Roosevelt And, indeed, he shared with themWhen one thinks of the Great John L one thinks primarily of the greatest boxer of modern times, but, in fact, the Boston Strong Boy was a great deal than this He typified the colorful gaslight era of a generation now gone He was an extraordinary American, as much a product and symbol of his times as J.P Morgan or Teddy Roosevelt And, indeed, he shared with them an intense vitality and overbearing personality.Sullivan s boxing career supplies the framework in this vastly entertaining biography of the man and his period The Great John L started early and in 1882, at the age of 24, he knocked out Paddy Ryan to win the American heavyweight championship Sullivan was defeated only once by Jim Corbett, to whom he lost the title in 1892 and only two of his opponents ever managed to fight him to a draw.The round by round descriptions of such important fights as those with Ryan, Corbett, Jake Kilrain, John Flood, Charley Mitchell, and others are here in counterpoint with Sullivan outside the ring The Great John L was an impressive sinner and a prodigious drinker mostly of champagne This regal touch was characteristic of many of his actions He took as his mistress and drinking companion the actress Ann Livingston, even though he was married at the time When the affair had run its tempestuous course, Sullivan accused her of infidelity, whereupon she hit him over the head with an Indian club.And when Sullivan turned away from the devil and the bottle, he repented in typically grandiose fashion, becoming a tireless temperance lecturer The Great John L died in 1918 at the age of 58 There has never been anyone quite like him.Nat Fleischer, the author, is widely accepted as the final authority on ring history, and he is editor of Ring magazine He has written some 48 books on boxing, including The Heavyweight Championship.

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