The Longest Fight

The Longest Fight

Many people came to Goldfield, Nevada, America's last gold-rush town, to seek their fortune. However, on a searing summer day in September 1906, they came not to strike it rich but to watch what would become the longest boxing match of the twentieth century—between Joe Gans, the first African American boxing champion, and "Battling" Nelson, a vicious and dirty brawler. It was a match billed as the battle of the races.

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Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (June 19, 2012)

Collection: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Language: English


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