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Old 08-14-2011, 02:29 AM   #61
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Great info guys... Off to the library
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Old 08-14-2011, 04:14 AM   #62
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I love them all, but a favourite is "black lights".
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Old 08-14-2011, 04:49 AM   #63
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Larry Holmes' book is gr8! Very interesting. Larry & his typical opinions (which I like)
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Old 08-14-2011, 05:55 AM   #64
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joe louis's autobiography is one of the most enjoyable books i ever read....it is written in exactly the same way as joe would speak so you end up almost feeling like you are sat at a bar for a few hours with joe beside you telling you these great stories from his life....and it is warts and all...what was happening inside and outside the ring...porn star girlfriend, drugs, how he fell out of love with boxing but had to continue defending his title when he couldnt get his head or heart into it...
its worth a read by any fan of his.
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Old 12-10-2011, 02:15 PM   #65
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Old 12-10-2011, 04:04 PM   #66
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Why is Rocky Graziano's book so dear? It's over $100 on Amazon. Same with Aaron Pryor's book thats about $80 odd.
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Old 12-10-2011, 04:41 PM   #67
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My View From The Corner - Angelo Dundee. Dundee's writing is full of life and he can be pretty funny.

King of the World - David Reminick. An Ali book but it also has some chapters on Patterson and Liston that are just fascinating.
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Old 12-10-2011, 05:06 PM   #68
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At the other end of the scale,Ray Leonard's biography was terrible. It was nothing more than a glorified diary chronicling Leonard's fights,retirements and comebacks. No anecdotes or insights into what made Ray tick. Nothing about his opinion of the world.


Darn, I've just ordered it. Is it really that bad? Does he at least talk about the fights in a tactical sense?
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Old 12-10-2011, 06:51 PM   #69
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Old 12-10-2011, 08:10 PM   #70
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EMPIRE of DECEIT is a absolute must read by Dean Allison & Bruce B. Henderson.(FBI Agents who broke the case)

It's back in 81 & for those of us who where around at that time try & recall HAROLD SMITH & M.A.P.S. Muhammad Ali Proffesional Sports where Howard Smith managed to de-fraud Well's fargo bank out of $20+ million & use it to take over boxing & he nearly succeded as he was just a few weeks away from putting on a massive extravaganza that would have seen every WBA/WBC champion face off for the Undisputed Title's over a weekend starting with MSG on a Saturday & Caesars Palace on the sunday & to be shown globally.

Harold Smith would have been able to repay the $21Million & take over boxing compleatly as he's signed every champion up. But it collapsed due to a new clerk employed at the very botton of the bank system. It's a brilliant rollercoaster of a read & the next time i bump into Jim Watt i'll ask him "Was it true Jim that you & Mickey Duff were handed $1/2 million in a rucksack

Published by DOUBLEDAY & COMPANY, INC, Garden City, NY 1985.

I managed to find a copy on ebay
how i never heard of this incident
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Old 01-17-2012, 12:10 PM   #73
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Why is Rocky Graziano's book so dear? It's over $100 on Amazon. Same with Aaron Pryor's book thats about $80 odd.
had a paperback graziano book off ebay for 8.00 which included shipping to the uk.

Bargain
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Old 01-17-2012, 02:41 PM   #74
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Sonny Liston: Night Train would be my personal choice for the number one spot. The author takes an angle and runs with it but his window into that world is anything but narrow. You're taken into the different worlds of ownership that Sonny was exposed to - and what he exposed his fellow human to in return (or not). It less than stellar where the fights are concerned, but it's a really decent stab at unlocking Liston.

Charley Burley and the Black Murderers Row. Shed's loads of interesting light on a crew of fighters that you wouldn't normally run across. Lovingly written but not slavishly so.
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Jack Johnson: Unforgivable Blackness. Brilliant, thorough, takes no shit. Presents the evidence and allows you to draw your own conclusion. This is a monster book, probably a must read for boxing fans.

Dark Trade. This is the best book i've read about modern boxing. This guy gets Tyson at the crux of so many of the most important times in his fall. It's worth reading for that alone, but the Toney stuff is absolutley priceless.
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"Corner Men - Great Bboxing Trainers" by Ronald K. Fried. It offers fascinating informations about trainers like Ray Arcel, Jack Blackburne and others.
Another awesome book

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My View From The Corner - Angelo Dundee. Dundee's writing is full of life and he can be pretty funny.
As is this

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I'm just finishing up Teddy Atlas's book, its a great read, full of incidents
Top book also



Was gonna name a few but i wont stop......not that i have that many.......just that i will remind myself of how unhappy Ken Buchanans book made me.

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Just deciding on what to start......The Killings of Stanley Ketchel or Johnny Tapia's Mi Vida Loca


PS. John Duncans In The Red Corner is a brilliant book !!!
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Old 05-20-2012, 04:29 AM   #75
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Anyone got some feedback on smokin Joe's autobiography? Also which Dempsey book would you say is the best and most accurate?
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