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Death Was Never Far from Carlos Monzon

The following is an excerpt from A Fistful of Murder: The Fights and Crimes of Carlos Monzon, by Don Stradley. Copyright © 2020 Don Stradley. *** CHAPTER 8 BULLETS The report from Argentina: Monzon had accidentally shot himself. On February 28, 1973, Monzon endured a two-hour operation to remove a bullet from his right forearm. He told the press that he was getting ready to go hunting when his .22-caliber revolver had slipped from his hand, “firing as it hit the floor.” The New York Daily News joked, “Everybody is taking a shot at middleweight champ Carlos Monzon these days.” The story was soon out that two bullets had found their way into Monzon courtesy of Mercedes, his

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Foreword From Macho Time: The Meteoric Rise and Tragic Fall of Hector Camacho

Below is the Foreword from Christian Giudice’s new book, Macho Time: The Meteoric Rise and Tragic Fall of Hector Camacho, written by Carlos Acevedo, author of Sporting Blood: Tales From The Dark Side Of Boxing. ***      He was garish, crude, outlandish, lewd, reckless, and loud. Everybody paid attention to him—he made sure of that. Hector “Macho” Camacho was the first fighter since Cassius Clay/Muhammad Ali appeared in the early 1960s to master the art of negative appeal. This wide-eyed wild child, whose love of joyrides earned him a bid on Rikers Island when he was still a teenager, lived out his vivid dreams of being a perpetual commotion. Wherever Camacho went—Detroit, Los Angeles, Florida, Puerto Rico,

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Al Bernstein Back To His Lounge Singing Roots

Play It Again Al

Author and journalist Paul Zanon interviews Showtime boxing analyst and International Boxing Hall of Fame member Al Bernstein about his life in show business, love of music, and his joy in putting on a show for audiences in Vegas and wherever he has the time to sing for an audience while on the road.  Connect with Paul Zanon and Al Bernstein on Twitter *** “My dad had a number of passions and one of them was comedy writing. He wrote some jokes for Henny Youngman, an old-time comedian, who was pretty famous, but he never quite got that off the ground. With the opportunities these days, he might have forged a career in the entertainment industry.” Despite being

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Death Was Never Far from Carlos Monzon

The following is an excerpt from A Fistful of Murder: The Fights and Crimes of Carlos Monzon, by Don Stradley. Copyright © 2020 Don Stradley. *** CHAPTER 8 BULLETS The report from Argentina: Monzon had accidentally shot himself. On February 28, 1973, Monzon endured a two-hour operation to remove a bullet from his right forearm. He told the press that he was getting ready to go hunting when his .22-caliber revolver had slipped from his hand, “firing as it hit the floor.” The New York Daily News joked, “Everybody is taking a shot at middleweight champ Carlos Monzon these days.” The story was soon out that two bullets had found their way into Monzon courtesy of Mercedes, his wife of

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Foreword From Macho Time: The Meteoric Rise and Tragic Fall of Hector Camacho

Below is the Foreword from Christian Giudice’s new book, Macho Time: The Meteoric Rise and Tragic Fall of Hector Camacho, written by Carlos Acevedo, author of Sporting Blood: Tales From The Dark Side Of Boxing. ***      He was garish, crude, outlandish, lewd, reckless, and loud. Everybody paid attention to him—he made sure of that. Hector “Macho” Camacho was the first fighter since Cassius Clay/Muhammad Ali appeared in the early 1960s to master the art of negative appeal. This wide-eyed wild child, whose love of joyrides earned him a bid on Rikers Island when he was still a teenager, lived out his vivid dreams of being a perpetual commotion. Wherever Camacho went—Detroit, Los Angeles, Florida, Puerto Rico, Alaska, New

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Al Bernstein Back To His Lounge Singing Roots

Play It Again Al

Author and journalist Paul Zanon interviews Showtime boxing analyst and International Boxing Hall of Fame member Al Bernstein about his life in show business, love of music, and his joy in putting on a show for audiences in Vegas and wherever he has the time to sing for an audience while on the road.  Connect with Paul Zanon and Al Bernstein on Twitter *** “My dad had a number of passions and one of them was comedy writing. He wrote some jokes for Henny Youngman, an old-time comedian, who was pretty famous, but he never quite got that off the ground. With the opportunities these days, he might have forged a career in the entertainment industry.” Despite being an award-winning

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