Take a ringside seat next to A. J. Liebling at some of the greatest fights in history.
Here is Joe Louis’s devastating final match; Sugar Ray Robinson’s dramatic comeback; and Rocky Marciano’s rise to heavyweight glory. The heated atmosphere, the artistry of the great boxers and the blows and parries of classic fights are all vividly evoked in a volume described by Sports Illustrated as ‘the best American sports book of all time’.
‘A rollicking god among boxing writers . . . before Tom Wolfe and Hunter S. Thompson were out of diapers, Liebling was taking his readers on excursions through the hidden and often hilarious levels of this bruised subculture . . . the Master’ Los Angeles Times
‘Nobody wrote about boxing with more grace and enthusiasm’ The New York Times
The jab that crunched into my nose before I had my guard up was a fine lesson in the importance of being prepared, but it is not a fond memory. Getting punched rarely is. A. J. Liebling, however,...Read more