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Peter Heller

In This Corner . . . ! : Forty-Two World Champions Tell Their Stories (Edition 2) (Paperback)

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Here is Jake LaMotta discussing his career as a hoodlum; Floyd Patterson on growing up in the ghetto; Gunboat Smith on the Jack Johnson era; Jack Dempsey on the Willard fight and the Tunney &quot;long coun Here is Jake LaMotta discussing his career as a hoodlum; Floyd Patterson on growing up in the ghetto; Gunboat Smith on the Jack Johnson era; Jack Dempsey on the Willard fight and the Tunney &quot;long count&quot;; Rocky Graziano on showbiz; and dozens of others--including Sugar Ray Robinson, Willie Pastrano, Jos&eacute; Torres, Carmen Basilio, Joe Louis, Willie Pep, and Archie Moore--on boxers, racketeers, drugs, payoffs, managers. Including two never-before-published interviews with Roberto Dur&aacute;n and Alexis Arg&uuml;ello, this newly expanded and updated edition of <i>In This Corner. . . !</i> is undoubtedly the best one-volume history of boxing ever written.

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Here is Jake LaMotta discussing his career as a hoodlum; Floyd Patterson on growing up in the ghetto; Gunboat Smith on the Jack Johnson era; Jack Dempsey on the Willard fight and the Tunney "long coun Here is Jake LaMotta discussing his career as a hoodlum; Floyd Patterson on growing up in the ghetto; Gunboat Smith on the Jack Johnson era; Jack Dempsey on the Willard fight and the Tunney "long count"; Rocky Graziano on showbiz; and dozens of others--including Sugar Ray Robinson, Willie Pastrano, José Torres, Carmen Basilio, Joe Louis, Willie Pep, and Archie Moore--on boxers, racketeers, drugs, payoffs, managers. Including two never-before-published interviews with Roberto Durán and Alexis Argüello, this newly expanded and updated edition of In This Corner. . . ! is undoubtedly the best one-volume history of boxing ever written.
Here is Jake LaMotta discussing his career as a hoodlum; Floyd Patterson on growing up in the ghetto; Gunboat Smith on the Jack Johnson era; Jack Dempsey on the Willard fight and the Tunney ”long count”; Rocky Graziano on showbiz; and dozens of others—including Sugar Ray Robinson, Willie Pastrano, José Torres, Carmen Basilio, Joe Louis, Willie Pep, and Archie Moore—on boxers, racketeers, drugs, payoffs, managers. Including two never-before-published interviews with Roberto Durán and Alexis Argüello, this newly expanded and updated edition of In This Corner. . . ! is undoubtedly the best one-volume history of boxing ever written.

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Language
English
Publisher
Hachette Books
Book Format
Paperback
Original Languages
English
Number of Pages
456
Author
Peter Heller
Title
In This Corner . . . !
ISBN-13
9780306806032
Publication Date
August, 1994
Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H)
8.54 x 5.57 x 1.06 Inches
ISBN-10
0306806037

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There are forty ex-cha...

There are forty ex-champions of various weight classes contributing to this book. And a good deal of it is about life after boxing, an interesting window. It seems your head survives better if you fight in the lighter weight classes. I always thought there might be something like that.

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