An Unforgiving Sport: An Inside Look at Another Year in Boxing

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University of Arkansas Press, 2009 - Sports & Recreation - 303 pages
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Thomas Hauser has become “must reading” in the boxing community, and his latest book demonstrates why. An Unforgiving Sport brings together Hauser’s 2008 articles from secondsout.com and espn.com, in which he exposes the inner workings of HBO Sports, goes behind the scenes at boxing’s biggest fights, revisits historical figures like John L. Sullivan, and offers revealing portraits of Don King, Oscar De La Hoya, Manny Pacquiao, Ricky Hatton, Bernard Hopkins, and a host of others. Booklist praised an earlier collection of Hauser’s articles as “one more testament to [Hauser’s] talent and passion for the most elemental of our sports.” An Unforgiving Sport adds to Hauser’s definitive record of the contemporary boxing scene.
 

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Contents

JonesTrinidad and the Long Road to Where?
33
Taking Care of Business
42
Courage under Fire
48
Prospect or Project?
59
The Challenge Ahead
65
The Heavyweight Follies
72
When Push Comes to Shove
79
The Legend Beater
86
Boxrec com
182
A Remembrance
189
My Greatest Moment in Another Sport
195
Fistic Nuggets
201
Floyd Mayweather Jr versus Big Show
211
The Vice Presidential Sweepstakes
218
2008
229
Bob Arum and HBO
250

The Journey Continues
96
La Batalla
103
Boxing Is a Cruel Teacher
109
Joe Calzaghe versus Roy Jones Jr
123
The End of a Dream
134
A Weighty Issue
145
The Lion in Winter
165
Anthony Catanzaro and Chris Santos
174
HBO Notes
260
Fistic Notes
269
OnePunch Magic
276
Notes from the Literary Front
282
Shelly Finkels Recruiting and Signing Fund
289
2008
296
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About the author (2009)

Thomas Hauser is the author of thirty-seven books on a wide range of subjects. His first book, Missing, was made into an Academy Awardwinning movie, and his book Muhammad Ali: His Life and Times is considered to be the definitive account of the great fighter. In 1996 Hauser coauthored with Ali the book Healing, for which they won the Haviva Reik Award. In 2004 Hauser won the Nat Fleischer Award for Career Excellence in Boxing Journalism from the Boxing Writers Association of America.

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