"In This Corner... !": 42 World Champions Tell Their Stories

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Da Capo Press, 1994 - Performing Arts - 453 pages
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Here is Jake LaMotta discussing his career as a hoodlum; Floyd Patterson on growing up in the ghetto; Gunboat Smith on the Jack Johnson era; Jack Dempsey on the Willard fight and the Tunney ”long count”; Rocky Graziano on showbiz; and dozens of others--including Sugar Ray Robinson, Willie Pastrano, Jos Torres, Carmen Basilio, Joe Louis, Willie Pep, and Archie Moore--on boxers, racketeers, drugs, payoffs, managers. Including two never-before-published interviews with Roberto Dur n and Alexis Arg ello, this newly expanded and updated edition ofIn This Corner. . . ! is undoubtedly the best one-volume history of boxing ever written.

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There are forty ex-champions of various weight classes contributing to this book. And a good deal of it is about life after boxing, an interesting window. It seems your head survives better if you fight in the lighter weight classes. I always thought there might be something like that. Read full review

"In this corner-- !": forty-two world champions tell their stories

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"Boxing fans should welcome this chance to hear their favorites speak in their own voices, as well as learn more or less firsthand about fight managers, white hopes, and the continual encroaching of ... Read full review


Introduction by Muhammad AH
Willie Ritchie November 28 1912
Johnny Wilson may 6 1920
Jack Sharkey june 21 1932
Lew Jenkins may 10 1940
Archie Moore December 17 1952
Paul Pender January 22 1960

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About the author (1994)

Peter Heller is the author of Bad Intentions: The Mike Tyson Story. A sports producer for ABC News, he lives in Putnam Valley, New York and Boca Raton, Florida.

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