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Sports Byline: Paul Beston

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Paul Beston, author of The Boxing Kings: When American Heavyweights Ruled the Ring talks about his book and the history of America’s fascination with heavyweight champs.

His book focuses on the history of boxing in America through the careers of John L. Sullivan, Jack Johnson, Jack Dempsey, Joe Lewis, Rocky Marciano, Mohamad Ali and Mike Tyson; iconic figures that had the ability to appeal to people beyond the ring.

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