Baker & Taylor Presents the life and career of Tommy Burns, who battled poverty and adversity to become the World Heavyweight Boxing champion in 1906.
Orca Book Publishers How Tommy Burns became heavyweight champion of the world. Tommy Burns was a fighter in and out of the ring. Raised in poverty, he won a bare-knuckle boxing tournament at the age of ten and had found his way out. He was small in size, but feisty, clever, and lucky. Rebecca Sjonger details both Burns' unbelievable rise and his spectacular fall.