Still Standing: The Story of Andrea McCoy
Hardcover, 222 Pages
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Andrea McCoy aka Andre McCoy, a amateur fighter from New Bedford MA. He was 1979 New England Golden Gloves Champion along with Silver Medal winner for 1979 Spartacade Games in Moscow, Russia. He was killed on March 14, 1980 as he an members of the USA National Team were on board LOT Polish Airlines Flight 007 crash over Warsaw,Poland. Over his career he fought Tony Tucker, Kelvin D. Anderson, Jose Miguel and many others. He had a tremendous upside as did his opponents. Andrea had personal goals of graduating from New Bedford High School, becoming a Gold Medal winner for the USA and also becoming a Heavy-weight Champion. The Gentle Giant is truly missed by family, friends and the boxing world. All proceeds from this book will be donated to the New Bedford Boys & Girls Club, New Bedford, MA 02740
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Sep 22, 2011An All-American Story of A Young Man's journey from the heavily segreagted South during the late 1960's/early 1970's to the North and new life with his Mother and younger brother (Ms. Marie McCoy & Jeffrey McCoy)to New Bedford, Massachusetts. A city that welcomed the McCoy's and came to love and respect them for their southern heritage, mannerisms, mutual respect for other human-beings, discipline, and overall humble nature. Throughout this Biography told by Charles Perry, Jr. are the some of the stories and experiences of people that were close to Andrea and his family highlighting this 1980 USA Olympic Boxing hopeful's life who earned his way through the ranks of Amatuer Boxing in Southern New England Silver Mittens/Golden Gloves, AAU Nationals, Pan-Am trials and fianlly the 1980 USA Olympic trials in hopes of competing for the opportunity to acheive a Gold Medal in Russia during the 1980 Olympics that then President Jimmy Carter Boycotted. Tragically, Andrea and 21 other... More > members of the United States Boxing Team (Trainers, Fighters, and Team Doctor) and 60 some odd civilians perished when the Airplane carrying them to Warsaw, Poland (Flight Lot 007) crashed upon it's final approach to the runway thus shocking the World of Sports, and the families and communities these young athletes represented throughout the country. Fianlly, let this book of intimate discussions between the Author and those that knew Andrea McCoy well shed some light on the life of the man many knew as, The "Gentle Giant"! In conclusion, this book is well documented with sources, and oral experiences of true stories about the life & times of Andrea Mccoy, from his humble southern roots (Family History) to migrating north and adapting to a new home, being bullied, peer-pressure, learning to Box to protect himself, wanting to succeed to care for his Mom and brother, all the way to the closing of the book which highlights the whole Boxing Team and acknowledging their sacrifice to honor their country. I Rate this Book Five Stars. Cheers to the 1980 USA Olympic Boxing Team, and may God Bless their Souls. Respectfully, Clifford Russell< Less
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- Charles Perry, Jr. (Standard Copyright License)
- October 20, 2011
- Hardcover (casewrap)
- Interior Ink
- Black & white
- 0.84 lbs.
- Dimensions (inches)
- 6 wide x 9 tall
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