THE CYBER BOXING ZONE: This book is a classic of its kind and no good boxing library should be without a copy. Charley Burley and the Black Murderers' Row was written with the co-operation of Charley's family and friends. It is a revised and expanded version of the individually numbered, limited edition hardback run of 300 copies that was released in 2002. It contains twenty pages of photographs, many of which are from the private collection of the Burley family. Some of which are unique to this edition. Charley Burley and the Black Murderers' Row follows a trail from the 1936 Barcelona 'Friendly' Olympics in war-torn Spain to top ten contender status for world title honours during the 1940s. From the disappointment of being avoided by Henry Armstrong, Fritzie Zivic, Tony Zale, Jake LaMotta, Rocky Graziano, Billy Conn and Sugar Ray Robinson to hauling garbage for the city of Pittsburgh for over thirty years. Charley Burley was forced to fight out of his weight class with monotonous regularity (by today's standards he would be a light-middleweight), yet he knocked out fighters from welterweight to heavyweight.
Burley beat three world champions in three different weight categories, but was denied a chance to fight for any title. * Elected to the Ring Magazine Hall-of-Fame in 1983 * Inducted to the World Boxing Hall-of-Fame in 1987 * International Boxing Hall-of-Fame inductee in 1992 Charley Burley and the Black Murderers' Row contains many rare and unseen photographs that trace the career of this often overlooked fighter from his amateur days to his retirement and beyond. The revised edition has an expanded record for Burley that includes a 'Tale-of-the-Tape', venues and weights for Burley and his opponents.