Issue | Letters | Premium | Nov 12 2019

10 tough guys produced on the mean streets of Paterson, New Jersey

Frankie Toledo, featured in this week's issue, was their first world champion but there have been plenty of fighters seasoned on the streets of Paterson
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1. Rubin Carter

Famously sent to prison for a crime he didn’t commit, Carter lost 19 years of his life and, like Bob Dylan suggested in the song ‘Hurricane’, could have been the champion of the world. His one title shot came against Joey Giardello in 1964 and ended in defeat.

2. Kendall Holt