The story of boxing legend Jerry Quarry has it all: rags to riches, thrilling fights against the giants of the Golden Age of Heavyweights (Ali—twice, Frazier—twice, Patterson, Norton), a racially and politically electric sports era, the thrills and excesses of fame, celebrities, love, hate, joy, and pain. And tragedy.
Steve Springer is the author of six books, including the New York Times bestseller American Son: The Oscar De La Hoya Story. Formerly a journalist for the Los Angeles Times, he is currently a colunnist for ESPN Los Angeles.
Blake Chavez is a professional writer who enjoyed a successful career as an amateur boxing trainer for more than a decade.