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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2012-09-01
  • Publisher: Univ of Arkansas Pr

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Thomas Hauser's recording of the contemporary boxing scene has become boxing's most eagerly anticipated written work. Booklist has called Hauser "the most respected boxing journalist working today and perhaps the best ever." Robert Lipsyte calls him "the best boxing writer of our time." And the New . . . is the latest compilation of Hauser's essential catalog on boxing. It brings readers into the dressing room with fighters like Manny Pacquiao and Sergio Martinez in the moments before 2011's biggest fights. Hauser's award-winning investigative journalism exposes the inner workings of HBO Sports and the economic realities that drive boxing today. There's a look back in time at the incomparable Henry Armstrong, and much more.

Author Biography

Thomas Hauser is the author of forty-three books. His first work, Missing, was made into an Academy Award-winning film. He later authored Muhammad Ali: His Life and Times, the definitive biography of the most famous fighter ever. In 2004, the Boxing Writers Association of America honored Hauser with the Nat Fleischer Award for Career Excellence in Boxing Journalism.

Table of Contents

Author's Notep. ix
Fights and Fighters
Henry Armstrong Revisitedp. 3
Martinez-Dzinziruk: "Maravilla" Was Marvelousp. 19
Shane Mosley's Odysseyp. 26
Manny Pacquiaor: The Face of Boxingp. 31
Pacquiao-Mosleyr: The Eventp. 35
Micky Ward: "The Fighter"p. 46
Rodriguez-Wolak: A Great Fightp. 50
A Note on the Refereeing in Agbeko-Maresp. 54
Mayweather-Ortiz: Sucker Punchp. 58
Martinez-Barker: A Night at the Office Gets Complicatedp. 63
The Controversy Surrounding Hopkins-Dawsonp. 69
Nonito Donaire Hits a Speed Bumpp. 73
Pacquiao-Marquez III: The Rivalsp. 79
Pacquiao-Marquez III: Postscriptp. 83
Cotto-Margarito II: This Fight Is About Honorp. 92
Cotto-Margarito II: The Hardest Thing to Do in Boxingp. 96
Cotto-Margarito II: The Moment of Truthp. 101
My 85-Year-Old Mother Meets Don Elbaump. 109
"My Greatest Moment in Another Sport"p. 113
Fistic Nuggetsp. 118
Don King at Philippe Chowp. 121
Issues and Answers
How HBO Lost Manny Pacquiaop. 125
What HBO Should Do Nowp. 136
Pacquiao-Mosley: The Stakes Involvedp. 160
Boxing: Pure vs. Phonyp. 165
Literary Notesp. 169
Fistic Notesp. 186
Top Rank, Innovation, and Boxingp. 193
Cotto-Margarito II and the New York State Athletic Commissionp. 200
In Memoriamp. 205
Billy Costelo (1956-2011)p. 213
Elvis (and Ali)p. 217
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