The Sweet Science Goes Sour: How Scandal Brought Boxing to Its Knees
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BeschreibungIn "The Sweet Science Goes Sour," boxing writer Thomas Myler recounts some of the sport' s most controversial fixes, fakes, and frauds. Like a ringside seat at the sport' s greatest and most troubled bouts, the book brings to life boxing' s many outrageous characters. They include Primo Carnera, tragically manipulated and ultimately destroyed by mobsters; Sonny Liston, who lost to Muhammad Ali because of a suspicious phantom punch; and Roberto Duran' s, who was involved in a baffling surrender to Sugar Ray Leonard. Here too are notorious matchups like Riddick Bowe versus Andrew Golota, which ended in an unprecedented full-scale riot at Madison Square Garden. There's also Mike Tyson' s infamous ear-munch on a shocked Evander Holyfield. Based on solid research and written in a dramatic, " you-are-there" style, this book pulls back the curtain on the squared circle to reveal the seamier side of the sweet science.
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: Dezember 2006
Seitenanzahl: 258 Seiten