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Hatton TV – Jersey Boy – The story of Boxing & the Mob – featuring Frankie DePaula

Hatton TV is pleased to bring you an exclusive interview with Adeyinka Makinde who has written a fascinating book called "JERSEY BOY – A riveting true story about Boxing and the Mob." Adeyinka is Nigerian by birth and based in England. He trained as a barrister and is a lecturer in law. He wrote the well-reviewed biography, Dick Tiger: The Life and Times of a Boxing Immortal, which was published in 2005. He came in to our studio to talk about his new book with our reporter Chris Spittles. This is the basic outline of the story: Hailing from the tough Westside section of Jersey City, Frankie DePaula appeared to be a phenomenon in the making when he stopped all of his opponents' enroute to claiming a Golden Gloves title in 1962. That Frankie failed to establish a boxing legacy befitting of one imbued with his natural physical endowments and punching talent is one of the largely unsung tragedies of the fight game.
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