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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 the sport'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 tragedies of punch-drunk fighters allowed to prolong their careers past their sell-by dates, 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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Book Details

ISBN: 9781845960810
ISBN-10: 1845960815
Format: Paperback
(234mm x 153mm x 20mm)
Pages: 272
Imprint: Mainstream Publishing
Publisher: Mainstream Publishing
Publish Date: 4-May-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Thomas Myler

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.

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