Black Ink is the long overdue biography of Panama Al Brown, a fighter so unpopular, fans stormed the ring and nearly killed him in an attack that might be considered a hate crime today.
Outside the ring, he faced a boxing establishment so determined to deny him his championship status, they stripped him of his first title without explanation.
Despite the efforts of some, nothing could keep Panama Al Brown from becoming boxing’s first Latino world champ.
This book covers it all, from Brown’s early struggles growing up in Panama as the son of a former American slave, to his final days as a forgotten and homeless ex-champion found unconscious and near death on a cold street in New York City.
The book has a foreword by Springs Toledo and is available now through online retailers and a select few stores.
Jose Corpas is the author of New York City’s Greatest Boxers.
You can buy “Black Ink” at Amazon.com