Leo Houck

A Biography of Boxing’s Uncrowned Middleweight Champion

Not Yet Published


WINTER 2018-2019

Available on backorder

SKU: 9781476675343 Categories: ,

About the Book

While many of his peers began their careers as farmers and factory workers, Leo Florian Houck became a boxing sensation at age 14, enabling him to support his mother and six siblings after his father’s death. Houck’s career really took off in 1911 with a 20–round victory over world-class welterweight Harry Lewis in Paris, and in 1913 he became the leading middleweight contender in America.

This biography details Houck’s early years in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, his long career in the ring—including 200 fights—and his 27 years as Penn State’s legendary boxing coach.

About the Author(s)

Randy L. Swope writes biographies about eminent and honorable Pennsylvanians who have “set the bar” in both their chosen professions and personal lives. He lives in Mt. Gretna, Pennsylvania.

Bibliographic Details

Randy L. Swope
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Bibliographic Info: ca. 15 photos, appendix, notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2018
pISBN: 978-1-4766-7534-3
eISBN: 978-1-4766-3463-0
Imprint: McFarland