PROFESSIONAL BOXING.....IT'S A DIRTY GAME
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PROFESSIONAL BOXING…..IT’S A DIRTY GAME
“…the most implausible story in boxing…a small time boxer [ who became ] a potential champion and a multi-million dollar bonanza.”
N O W A V A I L A B L E
Thinkin Big: The Story of
James “Quick” Tillis, the Fightin Cowboy,
As told to J. Engleman Price, is the story of a rare boxer who fought both old legends and the new, from Earine Shavers to Mike Tyson to Evander Holyfield. With seven battles against heavyweight champions, forty-five wins, seventeen losses and a devastating thirty-six knockouts, Quick Tillis has a story to tell unlike any fighter before.
Dubbed the “Fightin Cowboy” by Muhammed Ali, Tillis crawled into the ring an astonishing sixty-four times to prove that he could win, but one dirty agent was determined to bleed him dry.
This book is raw, full of humor and told straight from an insider’s perspective. All the slogans of today’s youth…dare to dream, dare to be different, just do it…are brought to life here with a man who has always adhered to his philosophy of ‘Thinkin Big.” These are the inside stories of the deals and determination behind the rise of a young American kid from nothingness to stardom, and his eventual fall to tragedy. Sacrificed by the sport he loved, Tillis was robbed of his relationships, his dignity, his fortune, and his title.
J. Engleman Price and Tillis have knocked on the doors of friends and relatives, taped interviews, and watch boxing footage together in order to completely capture Tillis” story, in Tillis” voice. You’ll find everything here: from his gritty Oklahoma childhood to starring with Oprah in The Color Purple to behind-the-scenes details of his highly publicized and hugely controversial fight with Tyson.
Please do not hesitate to contact Don Jackson at (918) 295-0066 or www.quicktillis.com if you would like a review copy or to arrange an interview with Quick Tillis and/or J. Engleman Price. There is no doubt that this story will captivate your readers, listeners and/or viewers. If you do choose to review or feature this title without interviews, notification would be wonderful.