In Boxing's Hall of Shame, Thomas Myler tells the inside stories of the real fight game. He reveals the sport's heroes and villains, mobsters and fixers, its shame and sorrows, while along the way providing the reader with a ringside seat at boxing's greatest and most controversial contests.
This no-holds-barred volume includes the enraged Mike Tyson taking a chunk out of Evander Holyfield's ear; Roberto Duran's baffling retirement against Sugar Ray Leonard; the Riddick Bowe-Andrew Golota fiasco that ended in an ugly full-scale riot, unprecedented in the long history of fights at Madison Square Garden; Sonny Liston - whose mobster background was not unknown to boxing authorities - going down under Muhammad Ali's phantom punch; and Jake LaMotta's botched dive against Billy Fox, which turned the 'Raging Bull' into boxing's bad boy overnight.
Boxing's Hall of Shame sensationally revisits the tragedy of the punch-drunk heavyweight allowed to prolong his career past his sell-by date, the boxing scandals, the fixed fights and the powerful influence of the underworld, taking the reader behind the scenes of the glove sport to reveal the shady underbelly of boxing through the ages.
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Thomas Myler is the boxing writer for the Irish Independent and the Irish correspondent for Boxing News. He has written extensively on world boxing and is considered one of Ireland's leading historians on the sport.Review:
"An irresistible read" Irish Independent "The tales leave a feeling of unearthing a whole new side to the fight game" Scotland on Sunday
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Book Description Mainstream Publishing, 2006. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M1845960815
Book Description Mainstream Publishing, 2006. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P111845960815