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Boxing and the Mob

October 7 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Monday, October 7,
6:30PM Reception,
7:00PM Lecture
Free for Members, $15 for Guests

The Club welcomes Author Jeffrey Sussman, to share his expertise on the sport of boxing. Enter the ring with Sussman as he guides you through countless tales of how the mob corrupted the sport of boxing through the 20th Century. His book, Boxing and the Mob: The Notorious History of the Sweet Science, is the first to cover a century of fixed fights, paid-off referees, greedy managers, and misused boxers. Organized crime and the world of boxing will be intertwined with absorbing detail in this presentation of a colorful slice of American history. Jeffrey Sussman is also the author of two other books about boxing: Rocky Graziano: Fists, Fame, and Fortune; and Max Baer and Barney Ross: Jewish Heroes of Boxing. Members: Free; Guests: $15.

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Date:
October 7
Time:
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm