Standing Eight: The Inspiring Story of Jesus "El Matador" Chavez

Standing Eight The Inspiring Story of Jesus El Matador Chavez Standing Eight is the stirring account of the life of current IBF Lightweight Champion of the world Jesus Chavez Born in Gabriel Sandoval Jesus real name grew up in the impoverished city of D

  • Title: Standing Eight: The Inspiring Story of Jesus "El Matador" Chavez
  • Author: Adam Pitluk
  • ISBN: 9780306815355
  • Page: 388
  • Format: Paperback
  • Standing Eight: The Inspiring Story of Jesus

    Standing Eight is the stirring account of the life of current IBF Lightweight Champion of the world, Jesus Chavez Born in 1972, Gabriel Sandoval, Jesus real name, grew up in the impoverished city of Delicias, Mexico At seven, he swam across the Rio Grande with his mother and younger sister to join his father, an illegal worker in Chicago There Gabriel learned both EnglStanding Eight is the stirring account of the life of current IBF Lightweight Champion of the world, Jesus Chavez Born in 1972, Gabriel Sandoval, Jesus real name, grew up in the impoverished city of Delicias, Mexico At seven, he swam across the Rio Grande with his mother and younger sister to join his father, an illegal worker in Chicago There Gabriel learned both English and boxing, eventually winning three Gold Glove championships After serving jail time for robbery and being deported to Mexico twice as an illegal, he returned to the U.S and now resides in Austin, Texas, where he plans to defend his title in November 2006.

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    One thought on “Standing Eight: The Inspiring Story of Jesus "El Matador" Chavez

    1. Sunny

      Another brilliant boxing biography. Jesus Chavez had a very tough childhood. Originally from Mexico he moved to Chicago but got into gang trouble there in his teens. He was sent to prison where he trained very hard but came out much heavier and certainly musclier than he had been when he went inside. When he was let out he then moved to Austin Texas and joined the Lord’s gym where his career took off. The interesting thing about his character and style was the psychology that went into his fig [...]

    2. Allen

      The writer was trying to find his style in the first half of this book and I almost put it down a few times, not to pick it back up. But there was this feel that something was going to make this story pay off and once I got about 1/2 way the story did take off and in a big way. I couldn't put the book down! I also learned how not to write, and then how to write. I was just thinking that it was too bad the writer didn't have a better editor to look over his shoulder. But once we get to the major [...]

    3. Antonio

      it was a good book. very personal . i liked that he the father did a lot for the familyok a lot of trips in the book. learned a few things from this book never give up. he did a lot thankful for what you got.

    4. Luis Perez

      The inspiring story of Jesus “El Matador” Chavez, who became lightweight champion of the world.Good read for fight fans.

    5. Bax

      fairly typical boxing biography- compelling, fascinating story mated with pedestrian-to-poor writing. Worth a read if you're a boxing nut or a big fan of the Matador.

    6. Ethan

      Way to go, Adam. The prose was a little melodramatic at times, but the book is a fascinating story of a Mexican-American boxer trying to deal with immigration and the ruthless boxing world.

    7. Becky

      The writing style of this author really bothers me, so I stopped reading it and had Mike tell me what happens. The story is interesting, so it's unfortunate that the writing bugs me so much.

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