Sam Langford: Boxing's Greatest Uncrowned Champion Paperback – 25 Dec 2012
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Thankfully, Clay Moyle has addressed this in his highly enjoyable and rewarding read of Langford's life. The lists of great fighter's who Sam fought read like a Who's Who of top rank fighters during his time in the ring: Jack Blackburn, Joe Gans, Joe Jeannette, Jack Johnson, 'Fireman' Jim Flynn, Stanley Ketchel, Jack O'Brien, Sam McVea, Harry Wills, Fred Fulton and 'Tiger' Flowers to name but a few.
Sam comes across as intelligent, a man with much humour and despite his life being blighted with missed opportunities because of racial prejudice and the fact that he was so good that some didn't want to fight him, Sam remained remarkedly humble and good-natured throughout his life. It is not an exaggeration to state that had he not suffered from the aforementioned, he could have been a multiple world champion easily.
Included in this book are 98 photographs of high quality - more than I would have reckoned. Also, there are a couple of Foreword's, one written by Sam's great-granddaughter Carol, and another relative named Rosemarie. Sam's fight record is detailed and the book is referenced throughout.
If you love the history of boxing and wish to be educated on a man who should have a much higher profile, then I urge you to read this book.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Just ordered this book after reading a wee preface and it looks a cracker.not just Sam the boxer but Sam the young man, so far.
Can't wait to start reading it
A very interesting book about a Great Fighter. I can recommend it to all boxing fans.Published 2 months ago by Per Mattingsdal
Fantastic book with detailed and accurate historical elements. Langfords life was amazing, and often overlooked in the annals of history, and often in the shadow of Jack Johnson.Published 10 months ago by Anne brannigan
Excellent biography. Sam Langford was a great boxer and with this book a great writer chronicles his life and times wonderfully. Highly recommended.Published 16 months ago by alan b
Sam is undoubtably one of the greatest fighter ever, the book is well written and was a pleasure to read.Published 16 months ago by D. Morrison