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Old 02-14-2008, 11:47 PM   #1
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Default My View From the Corner - Angelo Dundee

I am reading this book right now and really enjoying it. I recommend it to anyone who likes loads of anecdotes and stories about famous boxers from the 1940s and on.
I do have a problem with it, and I blame it on Bert Sugar. Sugar co-wrote the book and I think his style is all over the thing. Granted, it is toned down some from books he has written by himself, it is still way too... sugar coated, if you don't mind the pun.
Sugar has this sense of humor that I found enjoyable for the first quarter of the first book of his I read. Then it grew tiresome. Now he is pushing that humor on Angelo Dundee and it makes the book harder to read. I can just imagine Dundee sitting there saying "this is what I want to say" and Sugar taking it and rewriting it with his metaphoric humor. Poor Angelo, his words deserve to be said without that cigar smoking goof's meddling.

Anyone else read it?
Any opinions on Bert Randolf Sugar?
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Old 02-14-2008, 11:58 PM   #2
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Haven't read it yet. Hoping it comes out in paperback.
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Old 02-15-2008, 05:13 AM   #3
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Sugar really is a crushing bore. He talks over the other (far more interesting) guests on ESPN Ringside and has nothing really to say except these stories (mostly exaggerated) of fighters of old. Needs to be put out to pasture.
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Sugar really is a crushing bore. He talks over the other (far more interesting) guests on ESPN Ringside and has nothing really to say except these stories (mostly exaggerated) of fighters of old. Needs to be put out to pasture.
It's a pretty enjoyable read. I didn't buy the book, but I read it over the course of a few trips to the bookstore(I'm getting too cheap to actually buy books anymore, hehehe). I've always enjoyed Angelo Dundee and his colorful stories and manners.

Also, Teddy Atlas' book is a pretty good read as well. I admire his honesty and his straightforward way of telling things like they are. He's pretty open and honest about his early criminal life, and he paints a vivid picture about his years with Cus D'Amato and Tyson and Kevin Rooney.
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