Max Baer

Max Baer

Boxing's Clown Prince
John Jarrett
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Max Baer was a handsome Adonis who never saw a camera he didn't like, photogenic, charismatic; as he said, 'I'm a lover, not a fighter.' A lover he certainly was, but also a fighter. He became heavyweight champion of the world, a killer in the ring early in his career who went from the boxing ring to Broadway and Hollywood.

About the author

John Jarrett is the author of eight boxing books, having written about it since 1951 when his first article was published in the British weekly 'trade paper' Boxing News. He wrote in the paper for 60 years, as well as magazines such as Reveille, Titbits, Weekend, Headlines, Sportsworld, International Boxing, and Boxing Pictorial. He was a regular contributor to the British Boxing Board of Control Yearbook and wrote features for the Evening Chronicle and Journal (Newcastle upon Tyne) and the Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough). In 1978 Jarrett was appointed Northern Area Secretary for the British Boxing Board of Control, a position he still holds today.

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