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The Sweet Science
  • ISBN: 9780241343203
  • Pages: 256
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • Binding: Paperback

The Sweet Science

Boxing and Boxiana – A Ringside View

A. J. Liebling

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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

Boxing Days

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,...

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