The Gentleman Boxer by Ion Grumeza
The Story of a Fighter in the Roaring Twenties

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And the winner is...JOE GRIMM!

He scored 24 KOs in a row and was never knocked out.
He was a winner in the ring, and a winner in life.

This is the story of a bantam boxer, his chaperoning older brother, and the time in which they lived. It is the 1920s, and there are boxing clubs in nearly every city in America. Joe Grimm weighs 118 pounds and is flat-footed—but he has a punch and a KO record that draw leading managers to add Joe to their stables. He trains in the same gym as Jim Braddock, the future Cinderella Man.

Joe’s awesome winning streak is interrupted when he and his brother are called home. He leaves the arenas with their cheering crowds and works as a butcher in his grocery shop bought with ring money for his family. Now the character traits that made him a boxing wonder make him a success in business.

The Gentleman Boxer captures the excitement and hope of an era when anything was possible and anyone could become a hero—or a champion. It is a tribute to the thousands of forgotten bantam prizefighters in the Golden Age of Boxing.

About Ion Grumeza

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Ion Grumeza, whose family name is Dacian, is a Romanian-born historian and scholar. He lived in Romania until 1972, when he emigrated to the United States and became a citizen. He is the author of "Admiring the Goose Steps: How Hitler Succeeded in Intimidating the World Powers.
Published August 16, 2012 by AuthorHouse. 279 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Sports & Outdoors. Non-fiction

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Joe Grimm may not be a household name in boxing, but Grumeza’s retelling of the bantamweight’s story will entertain any fan of the sweet science.

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Most everybody thinks of the 1920s as 'way the hell back.' But Grumeza (Dacia: Land of Transylvania, Cornerstone of Ancient Eastern Europe) considers it the 'Golden Age of Bantams' and this is his tribute to one of the "countless little warriors…not found in the records of the gloved sport," Joe ...

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