When boxing was a gentlemans game and the world champion was a white Englishman, the thought of an inferior blackman winning this crown was unheard of. Well, this novel tells the story of a black boxer and his quest for the world championship. As in all GM Fraser novels all the characters are realistic and true to the time period. The story might even be based on real events, I don't know, but it is a great story whether it is or not. The style is fairly unusual, a reporter interviews people that were there at the time, and records their words. As a disciple of GM Fraser I can only say positive things about this book.