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Paul Beston, author of The Boxing Kings: When American Heavyweights Ruled the Ring, is the managing editor of City Journal the quarterly urban-policy magazine published by The Manhattan Institute. His writing has appeared in City Journal, The Wall Street Journal, PopMatters, The American Spectator, The American Conservative, Real Clear Sports, The Millions, The Christian Science Monitor, and others. His piece on Warren Zevon is included in the anthology Da Capo Best Music Writing 2003. He has published boxing essays for The Sweet Science as well as some of the publications above.

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The bibliography on Rocky Marciano is not as extensive as on some other major heavyweight champions, and this may be fitting, as among the title’s major figures, he reigned at the top for one of the shortest periods: just three and a half years, from September 1952 to April 1956, when he took his perfect 49-0 record into permanent retirement. Marciano’s career, in fact, was one of the shorter o...

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