Saturday, January 29, 2011

FIGHT FICTION: WATERFRONT FISTS!

FIGHT FICTION: WATERFRONT FISTS!

JOE ACKERMAN OVER AT TWO-FISTED TALES OF TRUE-LIFE WEIRD ROMANCE BLOG HAS POSTED ONE OF ROBERT E. HOWARDS BEST BOXING STORIES, WATERFRONT FISTS, FROM THE PULP FIGHT STORIES VOL. 3 #4 . . .

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Monday, January 24, 2011

FIGHT NOVELS: FIGHTCARD ~ THE CUTMAN!

FIGHT NOVELS: FIGHT CARD ~ THE CUTMAN!

JACK TUNNEY

COMING IN MAY 2011 FOR YOUR KINDLE . . .

1953: Ex-Korean War vet Mickey Flynn has been through some harsh battles in his life, and his latest is in Havana, Cuba. While on a layover from his job as a merchant mariner, Mickey runs afoul of a local crime boss over a women - one of Mickey's greatest weaknesses.

When the woman ends up murdered and Mickey is framed for the killing, he ends up in an illegal fight to the death in an off-the-books arena manged by the Mafia and guarded by the Havana police. Even if he defeats the hulking monster in the ring, there's no guarantee he can get out of the city alive.

Friday, January 7, 2011

FIGHT FICTION: SMOKER ~ A BOXING FABLE!

FIGHT FICTION: SMOKER ~ A BOXING FABLE!

MEL ODOM

I’M NOT LISTING THIS TITLE UNDER ONE OF MY TAKE A CHANCE POSTS ON MY OTHER BLOG, BISH'S BEAT, BECAUSE THERE IS NO CHANCE INVOLVED IN DOWNLOADING A COPY OF THIS HARD-HITTING PULP–STYLE BOXING TALE TO YOUR KINDLE – THIS ONE IS A WINNER . . . AND AT $.99 IT’S A STEAL . . .

SMOKER ~ A BOXING FABLE

1952:

Merchant seaman Terry Farrell's dad has been murdered in an illegal boxing ring in LA. Returning home, Terry straps on his old man's gloves and demands a shot at the title. But he doesn't know that he's stepping into the ring with a true monster.

Count 10 and DIE!

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FIGHT TV SERIES: 'LIGHTS OUT' ON FX!

FIGHT TV SERIES: 'LIGHTS OUT' ON FX!

Lights Out is new dramatic boxing series set to premier on FX the coming Tuesday. The storyline focuses on Patrick ‘Lights Out’ Leary (Holt McCallany), a down and out fighter who retired from the ring at his wife’s behest after a disastrous fight against ‘Death Row’ Reynolds. Now, several years later, Leary is trying to support his wife and daughters with his failing boxing gym – all the while struggling with his desire to return to the ring for one last shot.

I'll certainly be there for the premier episode as I’m a sucker for this type of stuff no matter how clich├ęd it all might be . . .

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Thursday, January 6, 2011

FIGHT NOVELS: BLESS ME FATHER

FIGHT NOVELS: BLESS ME FATHER

MARK KREIGEL

Reminiscent of the work of Pete Dexter, this stunning novel of crime, vengeance, and redemption, set on New York City's meanest streets, revolves around one desperate man who will do anything to regain his honor--and another who will do anything to save his soul. Frank Battaglia is a swaggering soldier of the Mafia, greedy for the power generations of thugs have taken as their right and compelled by an inner demon to rip away the shame that surrounds him like a shroud.

As a young fighter, Frank fell apart in the ring at Madison Square Garden, a humiliation witnessed by the most powerful gangster in the city. In Frank's eyes, only one person can salvage his reputation: his son Nicky. Life, however, is not as Frank envisions it. The Village, once the unquestioned fiefdom of the Mob, has gone sour on him, turned into a haven for yuppies. And Nicky, devastated by the suicide of his older brother, wants only to play basketball, lose his virginity, and listen to sweet soul music, his brother's legacy to him.

His father's plan to make him a champion in the boxing ring and on the streets repels and horrifies him. But when the gangland-style murder of the city's last great Mafia don puts Frank on the front pages of the tabloids, Nicky discovers a terrible truth about his father--and the truth about what it means to be a tough guy in the nightmare universe of New York's underground.

Resounding with the authentic voices of New York City and pounding to the beat of the streets, Bless Me, Father is a gritty, chilling portrait of what life is really like in the Mafia, where men are sacrificed, destroyed, and, sometimes, made whole in the name of honor.