Carol has written a terrific new book, “The Lady is a Champ” (2012, Velocity Books www.velocitybooks.org) due to launch end of the month. She’s also a mother of four and a grandmother. The Lady Is a Champ is not only a sports story, but her life’s journey that will inspire women and a woman’s story that will floor boxing fans.
Carol Polis was a pioneer for women and in the sport of boxing. While the 1970s were a time of great upheaval for women—with Roe v. Wade, the Equal Rights Amendment, Gloria Steinem, Billie Jean King—Carol Polis was a professional boxing judge—the first woman ever to do so—during the golden age of boxing sitting ringside for Ali, Frazier and Foreman
Carol’s memories of her amazing journey include:
· How she became an ambassador for all women, a novelty, and even a misfit as the first female boxing judge.
· How Carol sometimes became ‘The Main Event’.
· Sitting ringside judging the greats: Ali, Frazier, Foreman and Howard Cosell.
· Appearing in the motion picture “Rocky”.
· Memories of finding herself at the center of a riot at Madison Square Garden, the fans reaction to a female boxing judge, the great Don King
· Being investigated by the FBI, and appearing as a contestant on What s My Line and To Tell the Truth.
“The Lady Is a Champ” is the gripping story of five-foot-one, 115-pound Carol Polis, a lady that defied the odds to really become a champ.