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Sporting Blood: Tales from the Dark Side of Boxing (Hardcover)

| Hamilcar Publications | 3/31/2020

ISBN-10 : 1949590070   ISBN-13 : 9781949590074   List Price : $27.95

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Overview

"I'm not sure when I first became aware of Carlos's writing. I do remember laughing out loud years ago while reading his description of promoter Gary Shaw, who Carlos opined 'deserves credit for tenacity, like certain insects that become immune over time to Raid and Black Flag.' I first quoted him in my own writing in 2011...This is powerful writing. Enjoy it."--Thomas Hauser, Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award nominee

"I just read Carlos Acevedo on Davey Moore in Boxing News and I think he may well be the best boxing writer in the world today."--Danny Flexen, Boxing Monthly

Sporting Blood is a new collection of twenty-one essays by multiple award-winning boxing writer and historian Carlos Acevedo. The book's foreword was written by Thomas Hauser, Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award nominee, who is widely recognized as one of the world's preeminent boxing authors.

Highlights of Acevedo's collection include a tour de force piece about Muhammad Ali at the time of his death, as well as an incisive look at his fearsome rival, the enigmatic heavyweight Charles "Sonny" Liston.

Acevedo also applies his rare talent to uncovering untold stories about fighters that include Jack Johnson, Roberto Duran, Esteban de Jesus, Carmelo Negron, Aaron Pryor, Don Jordan, Joe Frazier, Johnny Saxton, Wilfredo Gomez, Lupe Pintor, Davey Moore, Johnny Tapia, Mike Tyson, Bert Cooper, Evander Holyfield, Jake LaMotta, Ad Wolgast, Tony Ayala, Jr., Al Singer, Michael Dokes, Eddie Machen, Mike Quarry, and more.

Product Details

  • ISBN-10: 1949590070
  • ISBN-13: 9781949590074
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Language: English
  • Pages: 256
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