The Sweet Science Goes Sour: How Scandal Brought Boxing to Its Knees

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In "The Sweet Science Goes Sour, " boxing writer Thomas Myler recounts some of the sport's most controversial fixes, fakes, and frauds. Like a ringside seat at the sport's greatest and most troubled bouts, the book brings to life boxing's many outrageous characters. They include Primo Carnera, tragically manipulated and ultimately destroyed by mobsters; Sonny Liston, who lost to Muhammad Ali because of a suspicious phantom punch; and Roberto Duran's, who was involved in a baffling surrender to Sugar Ray Leonard. Here too ...

The Sweet Science Goes Sour: How Scandal Brought Boxing to Its Knees 2006, Greystone Books

ISBN-13: 9781553652335

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