By Budd Schulberg
In Budd Schulberg’s vintage novel approximately boxing’s corrupt underworld, naïve newcomer Toro Molina is determined as much as hit the mat like nobody else
“Toro” Molina definitely appears the half. He’s outfitted just like the Minotaur, yet few may bet on the worry eating the Argentine farmer and previous circus performer after he’s delivered to the us to be the subsequent heavyweight champion of the realm.
The challenge is that Molina can’t field in any respect. yet colossal struggle promoter Nick Latka fixes each struggle as a way to the championship, and builds Toro’s renown with assistance from cynical activities journalist Ed Lewis and a number of lackeys.
First released in 1947, The more durable They Fall stands as a robust exposé boxing via one of many sport’s real poet laureates. This publication good points an illustrated biography of Budd Schulberg together with infrequent pictures and never-before-seen files from the author’s estate.
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The Harder They Fall by Budd Schulberg