10 Dec 2008

Paul Gallico to be inducted to the International Boxing hall of fame

6:01 pm on 10 December 2008

The famed novelist Paul Gallico is to be inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in the United States.

Gallico was a sports writer for the New York Daily News and the creator of the Golden Gloves boxing tournament.

He famously sparred with Jack Dempsey - and was knocked out in two minutes - to write a column about what it was like to be hit by the heavyweight champion.

He also wrote the "Poseidon Adventure" and the children's story the Snowgoose

He died in the 1976.