Fighter's Alley
Fighter's Alley (Bareknuckle)
Fighter's Alley
Heather Duffy Stone
"Will's father is running for mayor. The competition is slim. So all Will has to do is keep from embarrassing his family during the election. Problem is, Will has been secretly boxing down at the Woodrat Club—just the sort of seedy place Will's dad wants to stomp out. After training with Eddie Tancredi, a mysterious ex-boxer, Will enters a high-stakes Woodrat tournament. He even has a shot at victory. But will his family conflict ruin his chances? If not, secrets from Eddie’s past might . . ."

Book Details


  • Fiction
  • For Reluctant Readers

Age Level: 

  • 12 and up

"Fighter's Alley" is a book about a boy named Will whose father was campaigning for mayor.  Will was not allowed to do anything "disgraceful" because it might ruin his father's campaign.  But while Will was waiting for his father to pick him up one day, he heard a noise down the alley.  It was a boxing match going on at a club called the Woodrat.  As soon as he watched one match he was in love.  So, day after day, he went back to watch the fights, until one day someone in the boxing ring needed someone to box with.   The people

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