Jack Sharkey

Jack Sharkey

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Jack Sharkey was an American heavyweight boxing champion. He was born Joseph Paul Zukauskas, the son of Lithuanian immigrants, in Binghamton, New York but moved to Boston, Massachusetts as a young man. Sources report little of his early life until, at the outset of the First World War, teenaged Joseph repeatedly tried to enlist in the Navy. Turned down because of his age, he was not able to enlist until after the end of the war. It was during his tenure in the Navy that he first showed interest in boxing. Tall and husky for a man of his generation, Joseph was encouraged by his friends in the service to box. He quickly established notoriety as the best boxer aboard any vessel on which he servedshow more

Product details

  • Paperback | 108 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 168g
  • Fer Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6136696266
  • 9786136696263