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Old 06-03-2012, 04:34 PM   #16
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Cool, I just think he is a guy that has and had everything that every man walking would love to have, but has got his own down falls. I think there was a lot left out that book though, I think he got in to a lot more shit than what he put in it. Hat's off to a guy that came from nothing and has achieved what he has plus he gives back to the community he came from got to admire that to be honest, a lot of millionaires would just take their money and run.
Yeah agree Jules. He fought anybody and looks to better himself always, he's a fighter. Will defo read but my next read is long overdue in reading about Joe Frazier, one of my fave fighters and an idol.
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Old 06-03-2012, 05:01 PM   #17
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try billy walkers,good read,now that man was a big shagger
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Old 06-03-2012, 05:04 PM   #18
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I picked that up last week after our little chat about it
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Old 06-03-2012, 05:09 PM   #19
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Friday's Heroes, Willie Pep Remembers. Willie talks about his own life and his contemporaries of the Friday night television fights.

In This Corner by Pete Heller. 40 World champs tell their stories in their own words.
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Old 06-03-2012, 05:15 PM   #20
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larry holmes is pretty entertaining.
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Old 06-03-2012, 05:16 PM   #21
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Mike needs to drop one soon..a proper in-depth one, It could be the best out there.
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Old 06-03-2012, 05:23 PM   #22
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Nigel benns is a good read
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Old 06-03-2012, 06:26 PM   #23
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Trust me on this one....joe Louis's one is an amazing read....it's like sitting next to him in a bar for a few hours why he tells you everything, warts and all....he leaves nothing out, including a lot of detail about a girlfriend who was a porn actress who got him hooked on drugs for example....he boxed for a lot of the last years, even while still champ where he hated boxing and wanted so much to get out of it....
A lot of great reading in this book.

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I'm gonna give this a go, cheers mate
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Old 06-03-2012, 06:29 PM   #24
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Any chance you can scan and post the rest of the book Doug? I'm a little short of cash at the moment....
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Old 06-03-2012, 06:40 PM   #25
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Very Good:

Jake LaMotta
Ray Leonard
Larry Holmes
Teddy Atlas
Jack Johnson
Roberto Duran

Decent:

Frank Bruno
Herbie Hide
Tommy Hearns
Ruben Carter
Ray Robinson

So-so:

Nigel Benn
Evander Holyfield
Mike Tyson
Rocky Marciano

Drab:

Joe Calzaghe
Ricky Hatton
Oscar De La Hoya

*not all autobiographies but you can judge them on what I rank them with biography wise using that list
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Old 06-03-2012, 06:45 PM   #26
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Durans bio is very good.
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Old 06-03-2012, 06:47 PM   #27
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Is Froch's any good?
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Old 06-03-2012, 06:49 PM   #28
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Is Froch's any good?
Not bad but thats about it. Sort of incomplete as well.....
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Old 06-03-2012, 06:54 PM   #29
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I still got a fair few on the bookshelf left to read:

Joe Louis
David Haye (1 shop otherwise wouldn't have bought)
Muhammad Ali
Amir Khan (As with Hayes)
harry Holland

Just downloaded Joe Gans and Peter Jackson's onto my kindle as well
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Old 06-03-2012, 07:01 PM   #30
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Not bad but thats about it. Sort of incomplete as well.....
Is it worth 9 on kindle or better ones to buy?
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