The Big Fight: My Story

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Ebury Publishing, Mar 31, 2012 - Biography & Autobiography - 320 pages

'To be legendary you got to have heart... Ray's heart was bigger than all the rest' Muhammad Ali

SUGAR RAY LEONARD was one of the greatest boxers ever. An artist and a showman he was always willing to take the difficult fight: his gruelling encounters with Roberto Duran, Thomas Hearns and Marvin Hagler have become legendary.

Ray's autobiography takes you into the ring - with the mind games, brutality and euphroia. But, outside of the ring, Ray's biggest opponent was himself. From early domestic violence and sexual abuse to a blur of fame, sex, greed, drink and drug addiction at the height of his career that cost him so much, The Big Fight is a remarkable portrait of the rise, fall and final redeption of a true fighter in every sense.

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This one isn't my normal kind of book, but I read it in order to prepare for my interview with the author. Leonard’s path to the ring makes for a great story. I hadn’t realized he was an Olympic gold ... Read full review

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A completely honest tale from an all time great fighter. I'd highly reccomend it to anybody interested in boxing or competitive sports in general Read full review

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About the author (2012)

SUGAR RAY LEONARD won gold at the 1976 Olympics in Montreal and went on to win world titles in five different weight classes, defeating such rivals as Roberto Duran, Tommy Hearns and Marvin Hagler. Leonard lives in California with his wife, Bernadette.

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