King Levinsky. Mike Silver takes us back to the gyms and the tenements and the shops that spawned these fighters. Courtesy

When Jewish Boxers Were Lords of the Ring

Author Mike Silver has done an impressive job in digging up a chapter in American sports that virtually has been forgotten, and shows that the term 'Jewish boxer' is not an oxymoron.

“Stars in the Ring: Jewish Champions in the Golden Age of Boxing,” by Mike Silver, Lyons Press, 319 pp., $29.95

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