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A personal account of how a beloved boxer beat the odds inside and outside the ring
Fight or Die tells the remarkable story of one of America's best-loved boxers, Vinny Paz. Born Vincent Pazienza in 1962 in the mean streets of Cranston, Rhode Island, Vinny rose to become a champion in two weight divisions over a twenty-year career. Here, his best friend captures all the pain and sweat of the boxing world, with the rich traditions and grit of Rhode Island's Italian-American community—and with the incredible odds this boxer overcame again and again. A moving testament to the power of the human spirit, Fight or Die recounts in arresting detail Vinny Paz's dramatic victories inside the ring—but it is his victory outside the ring that will inspire all readers.