Shot at a Brothel: The Spectacular Demise of Oscar “Ringo” Bonavena

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Paperback book by Patrick Connor (Author)


Oscar Bonavena remains a god in Argentina. Fighting as a heavyweight during the 1970s, the division’s greatest era, “Ringo” battled titans like Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier. To resurrect his career, he moved to Reno, Nevada, and hooked up with a local pimp and gangster, Joe Conforte, who ran the infamous Mustang Ranch with his madam wife, Sally.

Bonavena had some of boxing’s best handlers, but none – from famous trainers to rich syndicates to the sport’s top minds—could tame him. And no one could get Conforte and his whorehouse and ex-con goons out of Reno. Ultimately, Ringo plunged into a maelstrom of sex and mayhem—and he wouldn’t get out alive.

In Shot at a Brothel, Patrick Connor examines in riveting detail Bonavena’s fast, turbulent life as well as Conforte’s sordid past. Long overdue, here’s the real story of how gangsterism, greed, and prostitution destroyed Argentina’s greatest heavyweight.

Shot at a Brothel: The Spectacular Demise of Oscar “Ringo” Bonavena is the sixth in the Hamilcar Noir series. Hamilcar Noir is “Hard-Hitting True Crime” that blends boxing and true crime, featuring riveting stories captured in high-quality prose, with cover art inspired by classic pulp novels.


Publisher: Hamilcar Publications; 1st edition (August 31, 2021)
Language: English
Paperback: 144 pages
ISBN-13: 9781949590272
Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.2 x 0.3 inches (14 x 20.9 x 0.8 cm)

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