Fire & Fear: The Inside Story of Mike Tyson

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Grand Central Pub, 1989 - Biography & Autobiography - 242 pages
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Former lightweight champion and acclaimed biographer Jose Torres has written this first, full-scale portrait of boxing's most explosive, intriguing and dominating champion--Mike Tyson. 16-page photo insert.

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About the author (1989)

Boxer and writer Josť Torres was born in Ponce, Puerto Rico in 1936. He learned to box in the Army and won the light-middleweight silver medal at the 1956 Melbourne Olympics. He fought professionally from 1958 to 1969, had a record of 41-3-1, and captured the light-heavyweight crown in March 1965. In 1997, he was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame He became a boxing official as well as the chairman of the New York State Athletic Commission from 1984 to 1988. He wrote two books, Sting Like a Bee: The Muhammad Ali Story (1971) and Fire and Fear: The Inside Story of Mike Tyson (1989), and for The New York Post and El Diario La Prensa. He died of a heart attack on January 19, 2009 at the age of 72.

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