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Standing Eight

The Inspiring Story of Jesus "El Matador" Chavez

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Standing Eight by Adam Pitluk
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Standing Eight is the stirring account of the life of current IBF Lightweight Champion of the world, Jesus Chavez. Born in 1972, Gabriel Sandoval, Jesus real name, grew up in the impoverished city of Delicias, Mexico. At seven, he swam across the Rio Grande with his mother and younger sister to join his father, an illegal worker in Chicago. There Gabriel learned both English and boxing, eventually winning three Gold Glove championships. After serving jail time for robbery and being deported to Mexico twice as an illegal, he returned to the U. S. and now resides in Austin, Texas, where he plans to defend his title in November 2006.

Author Biography

Adam Pitluk is a contributor to TIME magazine and is the author of Standing Eight. He spent most of the 1990s living along various rivers in Missouri and now lives in Dallas, Texas.
Release date NZ
April 5th, 2007
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Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Da Capo Press Inc
Pages
272
Dimensions
140x210x18
ISBN-13
9780306815355
Product ID
2071766

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