Boxing's Greatest Fighters

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Globe Pequot, 2005 - Sports & Recreation - 357 pages
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Easily the most enduring of all sports questions is “Who was/is the best . . . ?” Perhaps in no sport is the question more asked and argued over than in boxing. And in boxing perhaps none is more qualified to answer the question than Bert Randolph Sugar.
In Boxing's Greatest Fighters, not only does the former publisher of Ring Magazine tell us who the best fighters were, he lists them in order.

Could Sugar Ray Robinson have beaten Muhammad Ali? Could Sugar Ray Leonard have beaten Sonny Liston? The answer, most experts agree, would be “no.” But what if, as Bert Sugar has done here, one were to take all the boxers and “reduce them in the mind's eye to the same height, the same weight, and the same ring conditions?” The answers would be quite different.

And while some fans may express outrage that Rocky Marciano barely makes the top twenty, and Marvin Hagler staggers into the top seventy-five, others will nod eagerly when they read that Harry Greb and Benny Leonard were better than just about anybody.
So whether you read Boxing's Greatest Fighters cover to cover, pick your
favorites at random, or simply browse through the many rare photographs, “at
the bell, come out arguing.”
  

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User Review  - James - Goodreads

I've never really liked Sugar's writing style and attempts at humor, but you have to respect the man's passion for the sport and knowledge. The other major issue I have with this book is that I feel ... Read full review

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Contents

TED KID LEWIS
155
MARVELOUS MARVIN HAGLER
161
PERNELL WHITAKER
163
CARLOS ZARATE
167
THOMAS HEARNS
171
BATTLING NELSON
175
BEAU JACK
177
RICARDO LOPEZ
180
BOB FOSTER
253
FREDDIE WELSH
256
JOE JEANNETTE
260
JIM DRISCOLL
264
JERSEY JOE WALCOTT
267
PETER JACKSON
271
AD WOLGAST
275
JACK DEMPSEY THE NONPAREIL
278

JOHN L SULLIVAN
184
CARLOS MONZON
186
ALEXIS ARGUELLO
189
CARMEN BASILIO
192
PETE HERMAN
196
CHARLEY BURLEY
200
IKE WILLIAMS
203
KID GAVILAN
207
JACK BRITTON
210
DICK TIGER
213
PANCHO VILLA
217
PANAMA AL BROWN
221
BOB FITZSIMMONS
225
PHILADELPHIA JACK OBRIEN
227
TIGER FLOWERS
231
JAMES J CORBETT
234
TONYZALE
237
TOMMY RYAN
240
GEORGES CARPENTIER
244
SONNY LISTON
247
KID MCCOY
250
MANUEL ORTIZ
281
JAMES J JEFFRIES
284
SALVADOR SANCHEZ
287
JIMMY BARRY
290
CARLOS ORTIZ
294
ROY JONES JR
298
WILFREDO GOMEZ
303
AARON PRYOR
306
BERNARD HOPKINS
310
MIKE GIBBONS
314
JACK DELANEY
318
JOHNNY KILBANE
323
WILLIE RITCHIE
326
WILFRED BENITEZ
330
PACKEY MCFARLAND
333
ROCKY GRAZIANO
336
LEW JENKINS
340
MIKE TYSON
344
APPENDIX
350
INDEX
351
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Bert Randolph Sugar--one of the most recognizable personalities in boxing--is regarded as one of the sport's outstanding writers and historians. And for good reason: A colorful and irrepressible personality, Suga--with his trademark fedora and cigar--is a guaranteed ringside presence. He has served as the editor of The Ring, Boxing Illustrated, and Fight Game magazines, and is the author of over fifty books.

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