"In This Corner... !": 42 World Champions Tell Their Stories

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Da Capo Press, 1994 - Performing Arts - 453 pages
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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 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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User Review  - DinadansFriend - LibraryThing

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. Read full review

Review: In This Corner . . . !: Forty-two World Champions Tell Their Stories

User Review  - RK Byers - Goodreads

sparkling. boxers are the closest things to writers, i think, and the same sense of individualistic competitiveness that they describe here i'm sure that any writer will be able to recognize. Read full review

Contents

Introduction by Muhammad AH
11
Willie Ritchie November 28 1912
18
Johnny Wilson may 6 1920
65
Jack Sharkey june 21 1932
150
Lew Jenkins may 10 1940
228
Archie Moore December 17 1952
302
Paul Pender January 22 1960
374
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Peter Heller is the author of Bad Intentions: The Mike Tyson Story. A sports producer for ABC News, he lives in Putnam Valley, New York and Boca Raton, Florida.

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