By Bob Mee

ISBN-10: 1781552703

ISBN-13: 9781781552704

Theodore 'Tiger' plants rose above the racist bigotry of the Deep South to turn into the 1st African-American middleweight champion of the realm. To do it, this Christian relatives guy beat a boxing legend, Harry Greb, within the first of the nice wearing cathedrals, Madison sq. backyard. It used to be a victory that surprised the carrying global and made him a family identify. but inside a 12 months he had misplaced his championship on a call a few acknowledged was once stimulated via Al Capone - and inside of one other 12 months used to be lifeless, following a doubtless harmless operation, within the medical institution of a debatable health professional, to take away lumps and scars above his eyes. was once his dying, on the age of 34, an twist of fate, as a result of negligence, or whatever extra sinister? And what was once at the back of his white manager's try and throw Tiger's widow into an asylum and their daughter into an orphanage? flora' inspiring, harrowing tale, set opposed to an bad backdrop of lynchings and regimen prejudice, is essentially forgotten now yet he lead the way for black carrying heroes like Joe Louis, Jesse Owens and Jackie Robinson.

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