Tex Rickard: Boxing's Greatest Promoter

* Read * Tex Rickard: Boxings Greatest Promoter by Colleen Aycock, Mark Scott ↠ eBook or Kindle ePUB. Tex Rickard: Boxings Greatest Promoter Along the way, he rubbed shoulders with some of historys most renowned figures, including Teddy Roosevelt, Wyatt Earp, Bat Masterson, John Ringling, Jack Dempsey, and Gene Tunney. After an early career as a cowboy and Texas sheriff, Rickard pioneered the largest ranch in South America, built a series of profitable saloons in the Klondike and Nevada gold rushes, and turned boxing into a million-dollar sport. This detailed biography chronicles Rickards colorful life and his critical role in the

Tex Rickard: Boxing's Greatest Promoter

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Rating : 4.34 (597 Votes)
Asin : 0786465913
Format Type : paperback
Number of Pages : 235 Pages
Publish Date : 2014-09-02
Language : English

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Don King, Bob Arum, Oscar De La Hoya, and the like are offspring of 'the man who would be king', George Lewis 'Tex' Rickard, identified by most as the 'Godfather' of the spectacle known today as 'prize fighting'.This book is another in the ever growing 'must read' library of boxing historians Colleen Aycock (Albuquerque, New Mexico) and Mark Scott (Austin, Texas).--Stephen Johnson, Examiner"Highly recommended." --boxingnewsonline"Fascinatinggreat." --boxingchannel

Along the way, he rubbed shoulders with some of history's most renowned figures, including Teddy Roosevelt, Wyatt Earp, Bat Masterson, John Ringling, Jack Dempsey, and Gene Tunney. After an early career as a cowboy and Texas sheriff, Rickard pioneered the largest ranch in South America, built a series of profitable saloons in the Klondike and Nevada gold rushes, and turned boxing into a million-dollar sport. This detailed biography chronicles Rickard's colorful life and his critical role in the evolution of boxing from a minor sport to a modern spectacle.. As "the Father of Madison Square Garden," he promoted over 200 fights, including some of the most notable of the 20th century: the "Longest Fight," the "Great White Hope," fight, and the famous "Long Count" fight. Whether opening saloons, raising cattle, or promoting sporting events, George Lewis "Tex" Rickard (1870-1929) possessed a drive to be the best

Colleen Aycock's father was a professional fighter during the Depression. Mark Scott, a novelist and former Golden Gloves boxer, lives in Austin, Texas. She lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico and is a contributor to other publications on the history of boxing. He is a contributor to other publications on

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