Blood Season: Tyson and the World of Boxing

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9780877959625: Blood Season: Tyson and the World of Boxing

Explores the complex world of boxing, in which complex, if not outright fraudulent, goings-on behind the scenes affect the events in the ring itself

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A New York Times boxing writer offers an inside look at the contemporary fight scene, concentrating on the heavyweight division and the meteroic career of Mike Tyson. As Berger describes it, the sport involves as much fighting outside the ring as in, with promoters and managers continually vying for the "big fight." To succeed often means mastering the art of the shady deal. As for Tyson, he is portrayed as a man out of his element, unable to cope with the bitter feuding between family and business associates that culminated in the breakup of his marriage to Robin Givens (detailed at length). Overall, this is a telling report on the business of boxing. Jose Torres's Fire and Fear: The Inside Story of Mike Tyson is scheduled to appear this month from Warner. See Prepub Alert 3/1/89.
- Ed. -- William H. Hoffman, Ft. Myers-Lee Cty. P.L., Fla.
Copyright 1989 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From Publishers Weekly:

Boxing, writes New York Times staffer Berger ( Miracle on 33rd Street ), is the closest of all sports to the world of entertainment, and the heavyweight champion is the superstar. But, he adds, after the charismatic Muhammad Ali left the scene, there was no exciting replacement and boxing was in the doldrums. Then there appeared Iron Mike Tyson, a former juvenile delinquent, who became the best of the heavyweights and the youngest man ever to hold the title. In this lively, absorbing book, Berger chronicles the champ's rise to the top and his marital troubles, presenting an unsympathetic portrait of wife Robin Givens and her mother. On the boxing front, we're given too much detail about the Byzantine maneuvering involved in setting up title bouts, but otherwise this is a fine book. Photos not seen by PW.
Copyright 1989 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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