Knockout: How "Little Giant" Tommy Burns Became the World Heavyweight Champion

James Lorimer & Company
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Noah Brusso was small in size, but feisty. After winning a bare-knuckle boxing tournament at age ten, he found his way out of poverty. Noah changed his name to Tommy Burns, a tough Irish fighting name, and boxed his way to the top. In 1906, he won both the World Heavyweight Boxing Championship and the fame he longed for. At a time when few other boxers dared to do the same, Tommy Burns was willing to defend his title against boxers of all races and nationalities, forever changing the sport. Rebecca Sjonger details both Burns' unbelievable rise and his spectacular fall.

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REBECCA SJONGER is the author of twenty-five non-fiction books for children and young adults, including Life in the Far North and The Life Cycle of a Bat, as well as other "Resource Links of the Year" selections. She lives in Huntsville, Ontario.
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Publisher
James Lorimer & Company
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Published on
Sep 26, 2011
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Pages
83
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ISBN
9781552779088
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Language
English
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Genres
Juvenile Nonfiction / Biography & Autobiography / Sports & Recreation
Juvenile Nonfiction / Sports & Recreation / General
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