Cradle of Champions: 80 Years of New York Daily News Golden Gloves
- Written by Bill Farrell
- ISBN 1596702052
- Publisher: Sports Publishing LLC
- Sample pages
- Book available from here
- Tracy Callis review
Description (from the publisher): The Daily News Golden Gloves amateur boxing tournament has been an institution in New York City for more than three quarters of a century. At the height of the tournament’s popularity, the Golden Gloves – which still holds its finals at The Theater at Madison Square Garden – held the attention of New York sports fans from the end of the football season until the beginning of baseball’s spring training. Countless New York boxers have used the Golden Gloves as a springboard to Olympic and professional careers, including Floyd Patterson, “Sugar” Ray Robinson, Gerry Cooney, Hector “Macho” Camacho, and Carl “The Truth” Williams. In Golden Gloves, New York’s Hometown Newspaper utilizes their archives to tell the story of the tournament through more than 150 riveting images and detailed descriptions from veteran Golden Gloves reporter Bill Farrell. Included are rare images of Patterson, Robinson, and many other boxing legends.