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Old 09-17-2007, 12:03 PM   #1
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...Alreet guys, back out of the gym for now until im fit again, so will have to use up lots of spare time reading. Want you to recommend essential boxing reads(i.e biographys, or for example i seen a book that looked good on the british scene when watson,benn and eubank where around), and i'll probably get the top 5 shouts you give, cheers.

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Old 09-17-2007, 12:19 PM   #2
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Dark Trade is indeed a belter. Also pick a couple from:

Unforgivable Blackness, The Jack Johnson story by Geoffrey Ward

Smokin Joe, By Joe Frazier

Night Train by Nick Tosches

Charley Burley and the Black Murderers Row by Harry Otty

Ghosts Of Manilla by Mark Kram

Boxings Best Short Stories edited by Paul Studdghar.

All belting reads.

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Old 09-17-2007, 12:21 PM   #3
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boydsmith where have you been?

Unforgivable Blackness Jack Johnson's story.
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Dark Trade is indeed a belter. Also pick a couple from:

Unforgivable Blackness, The Jack Johnson story by Geoffrey Ward

Smokin Joe, By Joe Frazier

Night Train by Nick Tosches

Charley Burley and the Black Murderers Row by Harry Otty

Ghosts Of Manilla by Mark Kram

Boxings Best Short Stories edited by Paul Studdghar.

All belting reads.

What's wrong with you anyway?
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boydsmith where have you been?

Unforgivable Blackness Jack Johnson's story.
Superb lads, cheers.......

Ach, ive had a really shitty two months like, broke my hand again and some family problems, not to mention my ex smashing my computer so i couldnt come online haha.
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Well You're here now so it's all good.Best to ya
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Old 09-17-2007, 12:55 PM   #6
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Only in America: The Life and Crimes of Don King by Jack Newfield

Ghosts of Manilla mentioned above is good. Just know that it is very pro-Frazier and anti-Ali. (Which actually is fine by me)

Atlas: From the Streets to the Ring...

I just finished "Hands of Stone" the Duran biography. It is alright. Too much hearsay for my liking and too many stories presented from different points of view so you never know what is really true or not. If you are a big Duran fan it is worth it.

The Holyfield Way by Jim Thomas his attorney. Very pro-Holyfield. But, regardless, it is a good look at the behind the scenes dealings of negotiating a fight.

I just got the Tapia biography "Mi Vida Loca". I've heard it is good but poorly written.

I've heard a few people say the Paul Briggs biography - "Heart, Soul, Fire" is supposed to be excellent.
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Old 09-17-2007, 01:52 PM   #8
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Superb lads, cheers.......

Ach, ive had a really shitty two months like, broke my hand again and some family problems, not to mention my ex smashing my computer so i couldnt come online haha.
I knew the computer thing was coming when you said you ex was trying to ban you from ESB.

I'm glad to see you back and in one peice.
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I just finished "Hands of Stone" the Duran biography. It is alright. Too much hearsay for my liking and too many stories presented from different points of view so you never know what is really true or not. If you are a big Duran fan it is worth it.
I agree with everything you've said here, but it should be pointed out that there will probably never be a better Bio of Duran. The nature of the beast (all that machismo and BS, rumours and hangers on) means that getting to the bottom of him will probably be impossible.
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Old 09-17-2007, 02:05 PM   #10
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Cheers guys, will be looking into all of these
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