A Beautiful Sickness: Reflections on the Sweet Science

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University of Arkansas Press, 2001 - Sports & Recreation - 266 pages
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This is the second collection of articles on professional boxing to be published in book form by acclaimed writer Thomas Hauser. It offers unique insights into Muhammad Ali, George Foreman, Shane Mosely, Ray Jones Jr. and many more superstars, as well as an insider's critique of the sweet science today. Satirical, whimsical, and pungent, Hauser deftly maps the politics and poli-tricks of the world's only true universal sport.
  

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Contents

The Countdown Begins
21
PoundforPound and Sugar Shane
28
Has the Landscape Changed?
36
The Heir Apparent
42
The Long Road Back
48
The Greatest Olympic Boxing Team of All Time
58
Don Elbaum
65
Donald Turner
72
Should Boxing Have a New AccidentalHeadButt Rule?
169
Hype and Glory
176
An Appreciation
182
Tyson Michigan and Zoloft
188
The Intimidation Factor
198
Some Thoughts on Boxing
205
Hello Mr Ring Canvas
213
Fistic Valentines
219

Dan Goossen and America Presents
82
Jim Thomas
91
Jay Larkin
100
How Not to Run a State Athletic Commission
135
A Culture of Lawlessness
141
The Third Man in the Ring
149
Open Scoring Consensus Scoring How about
155
College Boxing
162
Ms Heavyweight Explosion
225
Lennoxs Mum
232
The OnceinaLifetime Boxing Fundraising Auction
238
Survivor
245
Gentleman Mike Tyson
252
Two Conversations with George Foreman
259
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About the author (2001)

Thomas Hauser is the author of 46 books, including "Missing and Muhammad Ali: His Life and Times". In 2004, the Boxing Writers Association of America honored Hauser with the Nat Fleischer Award for Career Excellence in Boxing Journalism.

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