"YOU MUST BE A CONTENDER, BEFORE YOU BECOME A CHAMPION"
Just by looking at the cover of "The Contender" you can tell the book is ment to be read.
Alfred Brooks grew up in the city of Harlem. Brooks was a high school drop out, and works weekdays at "The Epstein's Supermarket." Alfred stumbles upon a gym where later he becomes a great champion.
Alfred lives with his Aunt Pearl and his two niece because his parents died.
James was Alfred's best friend, also a dropout of high school. James robbed "The Epstein's Supermarket" and got taken to juvenile . Once out he starts going to party's, hangs out the the bad group of boys, and become a heroine addict.
Mr. Donatelli's gym was located on the third floor above the bar and dentist. The gyms was a large murky room with a dim light.
Alfred's boxing career only had three matches in total.