In The Sweet Science Goes Sour, boxing scribe Thomas Myler recounts some of the sport's most scandalous events - its fixes, its fakes, and its frauds. Sharing with the reader a ringside seat at the sport's greatest and most controversial bouts, he brings to life boxing's many outrageous characters.
Read about: Primo Carnera's tragic manipulation and ultimate destruction at the hands of mobsters; Sonny Liston's suspicious loss to Muhammad Ali, who won with a mysterious phantom punch; Robert Duran's baffling surrender to Sugar Ray Leonard; the disastrous bout between Riddick Bowe and Andrew Golota that ended in an ugly full-scale riot, unprecedented in the long history of fights at Madison Square Garden; and Mike Tyson's infamous match with Evander Holyfield where an enraged "Iron Mike" bit a chunk out of his opponent's ear.
The Sweet Science Goes Sour explores the powerful influence of the underworld on the fight game and takes the reader behind the scenes of the "squared circle" to reveal the dark underbelly of boxing through the ages.
Number Of Pages: 258
Published: 21st December 2006
Country of Publication: CA
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 14.61 x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.38