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Book details
  • Genre:FICTION
  • SubGenre:Classics
  • Language:English
  • Pages:252
  • eBook ISBN:9798350942330
  • Paperback ISBN:9798350942323

A Fighting Chance

by J Razor-Backstrom

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In this story Donny De Sarno returns to the ring, only this time he gets training from a most unlikely source. That source is a ten-year-old boy named, Antonio. Antonio isn't your average ten-year-old. He knows more about the sport of boxing then most trainers in the sport. Donny accepts the help and the two train in very unconventional ways. Donny works as a bike courier in NYC and has a second job working at a plumbing supply warehouse. The boy decides to train Donny while working, getting him to trust the boy's expert judgement. Donny will have many obstacles to overcome, including his prior commitment to a ruthless billionaire named Mr. Sokol, who wants the big guy to throw the fight or else face severe consequences.
This is a novel about a washed-up boxer named Donny "the Italian Stallion" DeSarno. He dreams of returning to the ring and this time to win and not be used by his previous trainer. Donny gets Walter Little to train him again, with the understanding that if Mr. Sokol wants him to throw the fight, he'll have to agree to do it. However, fate has other plans for Donny, when a ten-year-old named Antonio, sees the true potential in DeSarno. The boy manages to convince the big guy to train him, only the plan is to do everything unconventional, because Donny can't return to the gym where his previous trainer is. Donny has been warned not to screw up this time, because if he does there would be severe consequences. The first fight against Marcus "The Whip" Emery is a success! Donny wins with a KO. Those consequences he was warned about turn out to be more than he bargained for, and it may actually interfere with his title fight against Louis "The Hammer" Dodson. In the end Donny will have to decide what really matters to him. Is he willing to risk everything for the title fight with Dodson or not?
About the author
J Razor-Backstrom is the author of several novels, including Double-Trouble, 35 Degrees North, The Burden of Tomorrow and Crime City Nights. He writes full-time and lives in the Northeast, with his German Shepherd named Dakota. This story is inspired by his real-life accident that left him with a Subarachnoid hemorrhage/brain bleed. He is a firm believer in Jesus Christ and practices what he believes, by helping charities of his choice with book sales. He can be reached at kilorennings@gmail.com