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A small slice of Boxing history21 juin 2011
- Publié sur Amazon.com
Boxing is a fantastic sport with a deep and rich history filled with many great fights and fighters. This little pocketbook(not much larger than a CD jewel case) is roughly over 90 pages and is filled with a nice snapshot of some of the most memorable fights and feuds over the past century starting from 1936 with Black American Joe Louis going up against German Max Schmeling.
Each fight description starts with a quick bio of each fighter including basic info such as d.o.b, hometown, height/weight, boxing record, and whatever title they've held up to that point. Then there is a quick background on what led up to that fight along with a short description of the boxing match and then the fallout after the match.
Each famous bout is given four full pages with two devoted to the text and the other two containing two full-color photos(some of the earlier bouts are in black & white). Some of the well-known bouts include Ali/Foreman, Tyson/Douglas, Leonard/Hagler, and Bowe/Holyfield.
This book was originally published in the UK during 2007, right before the explosion of Pacquiao & Mayweather; so there are no Pacman or Floyd Jr matches. Minor gripes would be that a few of the photos are a bit blurry/unclear and a match or two might not belong in here(or rather, a better selection could be made). Overall a nice choice for those who want to learn about boxing history.