Publication Date: 01/09/2020 ISBN: 9781910593868 Category:

Knock Out!

Reinhard Kleist

Publisher: SelfMadeHero
Publication Date: 01/09/2020 ISBN: 9781910593868 Category:
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The American boxing champion Emile Griffith gained notoriety in 1962 when he brutally defeated the Cuban fighter Benny Paret. Ten days after the fight, Paret, who had directed a homophobic slur at Griffith during the weigh-in, died from his injuries. In Knock Out!, Reinhard Kleist draws a powerful, emotive portrait of a bisexual black athlete who, facing racism and homophobia in 1960s America, found success in the world of boxing. This is the story of a fierce and ambitious fighter, and of a knock-out blow that ended one life and changed a second forever.

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