Richie was the real deal. He knew how to work a corner. Yet, his book isnt a run-of-the-mill boxing story. Its a record of a time when a guy from the streets would fi nd a place like Mack Lewiss in Baltimore, not to learn a sport, but to survive. The fact that he spent time in two of the toughest gyms in America, Mr. Macks place and Johnny Toccos in Vegas, gives him a unique angle on the game. He knew the greats. Oh yeah. And he could write as well as he could throw a left hook.
Gene Kilroy, trusted confidante and business manager for Muhammad Ali
My friend John White digs deep into the typewritten reminiscences of a troubled man, Richie Westcott, and pulls forth a story much richer than any of us who knew him could ever have expected.
Amazing Layla McCarter,
Six-time world champion & female boxing pioneer
I bought Richie a computer when I took over the gym. Of course, I had no idea he was turning out such a story. I really liked the guy. He worked hard to help the young fighters.
Luis Tapia, highly successful boxing manager and trainer,
and former owner of Johnny Toccos Ringside Gym