boxing http://kcur.org en Tommy Campbell: The Greatest Kansas City Boxer You've Never Heard Of http://kcur.org/post/tommy-campbell-greatest-kansas-city-boxer-youve-never-heard <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In the late </span>1940s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and early 50’s, Kansas City, Kan., native Tommy Campbell became the world’s number-two-ranked lightweight fighter. He won almost as many fights as Muhammad Ali, but his boxing career was cut short when he stood up against mob-controlled promoters and boxing matchmakers.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Author Phil Dixon, tells Campbell's story in his upcoming book <em>Tommy Campbell: A Boxing Bout with the Mob</em>.</span></p> Fri, 20 Dec 2013 14:12:11 +0000 Susan B. Wilson & Esther Honig 48611 at http://kcur.org Tommy Campbell: The Greatest Kansas City Boxer You've Never Heard Of