Boxing Is . . .: Reflections on the Sweet Science

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University of Arkansas Press, Nov 1, 2010 - Sports & Recreation - 270 pages
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Thomas Hauser has become “must reading” in the boxing community, and his latest book demonstrates why. Boxing Is . . . brings together all of Hauser’s 2009 articles. In them, Hauser illuminates the behind-the-scenes stories of the year’s most memorable personalities and events. He takes us from Manny Pacquiao’s dressing room in the tense moments before 2009’s biggest fight to an in-depth portrait of the incomparable Sugar Ray Robinson, all the while continuing to show why his annual collections, avidly anticipated by fans and critics alike, have become, according to columnist Bart Barry, “an essential part of boxing’s official record and the chronicles of this era most likely to endure.”
 

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Contents

Top Rank Goes It Alone
33
A Fighter with Options
43
A Fighter for the Ages
51
A Note on KlitschkoChagaev
66
Juanmas Desperate Hour
72
Rediscovering Joe Frazier through Dave Wolfs Eyes
80
Boxing Gives Thanks for Manny Pacquiao
95
A Fight Fans First Fight
113
Jessica Goes to the Fights
130
Tina Meets Manny
136
The Truth About John Duddy
157
Fistic Notes
170
Texas Is Shameless
188
Fighter ofthe Decade
202
At a Crossroads
214
Copyright

Fistic Nuggets
123

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Thomas Hauser is the author of thirty-nine books. His first work, Missing, was made into an Academy Award–winning film. He later authored Muhammad Ali: His Life and Times, the definitive biography of the most famous fighter ever. 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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