Boxing's Hall of Shame: The Fight Game's Darkest Days

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Mainstream Publishing, Mar 11, 2011 - Sports & Recreation - 272 pages
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In Boxing's Hall of Shame, Thomas Myler tells the inside stories of the real fight game. He reveals the sport's heroes and villains, mobsters and fixers, its shame and sorrows, providing the reader with a ringside seat at boxing's greatest and most controversial contests along the way.

This no-holds-barred volume includes the enraged Mike Tyson taking a chunk out of Evander Holyfield's ear; Roberto Duran's baffling retirement against Sugar Ray Leonard; the Riddick Bowe-Andrew Golota fiasco that ended in an ugly full-scale riot; Sonny Liston - whose mobster background was not unknown to boxing authorities - going down under Muhammad Ali's phantom punch; and Jake LaMotta's botched dive against Billy Fox, which turned the 'Raging Bull' into boxing's bad boy overnight.

Boxing's Hall of Shame sensationally revisits the boxing scandals, the fixed fights and the powerful influence of the underworld, taking the reader behind the scenes of the glove sport to reveal the shady underbelly of boxing through the ages.

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There are bad decisions in boxing, and there are some flat out weird moments. Thomas Myler re-visits several of both kinds of odd outcomes. But the two most interesting are the "Stephen Fetchit" punch ... Read full review

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About the author (2011)

Thomas Myler is the boxing writer for the Irish Independent and the Irish correspondent for Boxing News. He has written extensively on world boxing and is considered one of Ireland's leading historians on the sport.

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