Former champ Craig Snyder to release book

Youngstown native Craig Snyder has made the transition from championship boxer to a published author.

His book “The Boxers of Youngstown, Ohio: Boxing Captial of the World” will be released soon and available online and in stores.

Snyder claimed the International Boxing Council Americas Junior Middleweight title on Nov. 23, 1994,with a victory over Tommy Small. Snyder finished his professional career (1986-96) with an 18-8 record.

Snyder said the book sheds “some light on so many boxers of the past and near past who have been overlooked and faded into obscurity and chronicles the careers of every active professional boxer that has come from Youngstown since 1891.

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