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A ringside affair : boxing's last golden age
A ringside affair : boxing's last golden age
Lawton, James2017
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For three decades at the end of the 20th century, James Lawton was ringside, covering every significant bout, spending time with the likes of Muhammad Ali, Sugar Ray Leonard, Marvelous Marvin Hagler, Tommy Hitman Hearns, Roberto Duran, Mike Tyson, Lennox Lewis, Evander Holyfield and many other great fighters. From a big fight's initial announcement, through the fighters' punishing training regimes, the overblown press conferences and dramatic weigh-ins, up to the bout itself and its savage fall-out - Lawton observed and absorbed it all. As part of a small, tight-knit group of sportswriters with the privilege of covering each fight in such intimate detail, Lawton formed lifelong friendships and found himself forever altered by being caught up in the whirlwind of a sport at its most spellbinding. This book brings that brilliant epoch back to life - and puts it in the perspective it deserves.
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Imprint:
London : Bloomsbury, 2017.
Collation:
viii, 296 pages ; 24 cm
Notes:
Includes index.
ISBN:
9781472945631 (hbk)
Dewey class:
796.83097309045796.830973
Language:
English
BRN:
2580282
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