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Heroes of the Ring
A Joint Column with Oliver

Oliver at has hatched an idea for celebrating the best men of our toughest art, boxing.

When a birthday is due for a notable boxer, Oliver will note the particulars and send it to me, for titling and color commentary. We will then do a joint posting linked to each site. Look for Heroes of the Ring here on the modern combat page soon and at the link below.

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ShepFebruary 27, 2017 8:26 PM UTC

This is the copy I have. Several copies available in the $2 range.

Contains an essay fragment extolling guys like Ketchel, Greb, and Jack Dempsey. Then there are a couple novellas (?) featuring Celtic-American sluggers with explosive power, extreme durability, and no interest at all in fancy stuff like jabs or footwork.
LynnFebruary 27, 2017 5:07 PM UTC

The Iron Man is at the Gutenberg Australia site.
ShepFebruary 26, 2017 9:44 PM UTC

James—Have you ever covered "The Iron Man" by REH?
responds:February 27, 2017 12:57 PM UTC

I always wanted to read it but could only find it in a special edition that I could not afford. Deuce sent me some e-books which might have that story in it. I will review The Iron Man this year.