TOM MOLINEAUX: From Bondage To Baddest Man On The Planet – A Must Read For All
Lake George, NY – Bill Calogero, host of boxing’s Undisputed Champion of Boxing Talk program, theTalkin Boxing With Billy C TV & Radio Show, officially released his first book, Tom Molineaux: From Bondage To Baddest Man On The Planet two weeks ago. Since then, the demand for signed copies, which are available through the Book Club section of the BillyCBoxing.com website, has not stopped.
The book tells the story of Tom Molineaux, who was born a Slave on a Virginia Plantation during the late 1700’s, became a fighter, fought and won his freedom, fought for a World Title and whose fame rose to the height of being the very first high-profile World-Wide sports celebrity. However, because of the color of his skin not only during his lifetime but unfortunately continues to this day, he has become virtually a forgotten name. Molineaux is not only an important piece of Boxing History he’s also a major part of American History. Calogero’s book tells the complete story and wants people to read the book and help set the record straight. It’s time to give Molineaux the credit he deserves.
Here’s What’s Been Said Recently About the Book:
Charley Fitch - Professional boxing referee:
Finished reading “Tom Molineaux” today and it is fantastic! Congratulations on writing a truly excellent book covering a person with historical significance that goes well beyond boxing.
What a story. Well written and interesting to read. A treasure of information that I’m going to be purchasing several more copies of as Christmas presents.
I loved the details and how you were able to put Molineaux’ achievements in historical context (slavery, American Revolution). This is much more than a boxing book. It’s important history from several often neglected aspects.
Plus, book was factual and told the story of a human being overcoming longest of odds to reach highest of highs only to succumb to the lowest of lows. It included the man’s warts, the character flaws and failings. That is how life is. I loved the honesty of it.
Thank you for writing “From Bondage to Baddest Man on the Planet” and bringing Tom Molineaux’s amazing story to life. Before reading your book I knew nothing about him. Due to the work you have done that has changed.
The Clarion Hotel & Aqua Lagoon Water Park in West Springfield, Massachusetts was the site for a 20 bout amateur card tonight, sponsored by Old School Boxing in Agawam, MA and governed by USA Boxing.
Anthony Calabro vs. Quander Dukes Old School Boxing Bright Futures Gym 165lbs Novice 3 2min rds
Good first for Dukes, speedy punches. Hard chopping right from Calabro keeps Dukes on his bicycle throughout. Some clowning from Dukes especially in the final round, while Calabro pressed the action throughout but may have spent too much time catching and missing not enough landing.
After three the judges see it as a split in favor of Calabro.
Bout 2 Mary O'Leary vs. Neema Ajwani Old School Boxing Mendez Boxing Females 106lbs Novice 3 2 min rds
O'Leary has a more orthodox, gloves high posture while Ajwani holds her hands low and slashes with quick long punches. Spirited effort from both women, O'Leary finished stronger and appeared to hurt Ajwani early in the third. Ajwani looked to have landed more often throughout to this observer but O'Leary finished much stronger.
Unanimous Decision win goes to the more plentiful punching Neema Ajwani.
Earlier tonight, Foxwoods' casino held the Finals of the NuvoTV Knockout reality boxing show. Here is a chronological recounting of our live-tweets, made slightly more grammatical and a little bit less hashtaggie. You can follow us on Twitter here
Last night at Foxwoods' Grand Theater in Uncasville,
CT, Roy Jones Jr defeated Eric Watkins by
sixth round TKO in the Main Event of NuvoTV's Knockout Season 2 reality show-live
fight finale. In the 2 supporting 8 rounders, lightweights Jason Litzau and Hylon
Williams battled to an unpopular but entertaining draw, and Jonathan Arrellano
scored a come-from-behind TKO over Mike Oliver.
Once considered the pound-for-pound king of the sport RoyJones Jr. continues boxing at the age of 46 and more importantly after suffering
increasingly damaging knockout losses. In victory over Eric Watkins, of Morgantown,
WV, Jones notched his 8th win, fifth by