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Jimmy Lane grew up quickly in the West End of Huntington, West Virginia. Boxing proved to be a way out, and his journey through the ranks as a Golden Gloves champion and professional fighter was marked by personal triumph and tragedy. With his brothers—themselves boxers—by his side, Jimmy recounts the many stories and lessons he learned along the way as one of the finest amateur and professional boxers to come out of Huntington. Complete with photographs and clippings that document his journey, this book will appeal to both boxing enthusiasts and readers that enjoy a true success story of overcoming tremendous odds.
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Currently residing in Texas with his wife, Jimmy Lane had a boxing career that spanned 16 years from 1951 to 1967. He fought in weight classes that ranged from 118 to 139 pounds. As an amateur he won five Huntington regional Golden Gloves championships, one Dayton, Ohio regional title and three New York (Eastern) titles. With amateur career marks of 93-7 and a professional record of 43-7, Lane was also crowned lightweight champion of the U.S. Army in Europe.Review:
Jimmy's story is a good one... he writes the way he fought, openly and honestly... he scores another knockout. -- Ernie Salvatore, Huntington Herald-Dispatch, May 20, 2002
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Book Description Discovery Press (WV), 2002. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110966724658
Book Description Discovery Press (WV), 2002. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0966724658