The Fighting Fisherman: The Life of Yvon Durelle by Raymond FraserThe Fighting Fisherman: The Life of Yvon Durelle by Raymond Fraser

The Fighting Fisherman: The Life of Yvon Durelle

byRaymond Fraser

Paperback | June 6, 2005

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Yvon Durelle fought from the tiny Acadian hamlet of Baie Ste. Anne to within a heartbeat of being light-heavyweight boxing champion of the world.
Durelle emerges in this book as a man of contradictions. His lifelong nickname was "Doux"--gentle--but he mastered a spectacularly brutal profession. Accounts of his fighting career reveal a man of incredible toughness and audacity: in 1952 he fought Olympic gold medalist Floyd Patterson with a broken hand. His life outside the ring was equally audacious: in 1977 he was charged with shooting and killing a man outside a Miramichi drinking club. This biography follows Durelle's painful progress through both worlds.
The Fighting Fisherman is a remarkably frank portrait of a complex man and a punishing sport.

This edition replaces the Goodread edition of this title, ISBN 0-8878-0114-5.
RAYMOND FRASER was born in Chatham, New Brunswick. A prolific novelist, poet and editor, his books include The Bannonbridge Musicians (1978) and Rum River (1997).
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Title:The Fighting Fisherman: The Life of Yvon DurelleFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:304 pages, 8 × 5.5 × 0.75 inShipping dimensions:8 × 5.5 × 0.75 inPublished:June 6, 2005Publisher:Formac Publishing Company LimitedLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0887806562

ISBN - 13:9780887806568

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"Rare quality for sports biographies: it recognizes the flaws of its subject, and in doing so gives Yvon Durelle a stature and dignity he may never have otherwise received."