12 Greatest Rounds of Boxing: The Untold Stories

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The longtime physician and cornerman for Muhammad Ali and the television analyst known worldwide as the Fight Doctor—not only selects the dozen best rounds ever fought, but reveals what went on behind the scenes at these fights, from chicanery and Mob influence to romantic liaisons and the zaniness prevalent in boxing.

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Overview

The longtime physician and cornerman for Muhammad Ali and the television analyst known worldwide as the Fight Doctor—not only selects the dozen best rounds ever fought, but reveals what went on behind the scenes at these fights, from chicanery and Mob influence to romantic liaisons and the zaniness prevalent in boxing.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781892129376
  • Publisher: Total Sports Publishing
  • Publication date: 10/1/2000
  • Pages: 200
  • Product dimensions: 6.26 (w) x 9.31 (h) x 0.87 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments VII
Foreword IX
Beginnings and Background 1
1 The Massacre 9
Jack Dempsey vs. Jess Willard, Round 1, July 4, 1919
2 The Long Count 21
Jack Dempsey vs. Gene Tunney, Round 7, September 22, 1927
3 The Revenge 37
Joe Louis vs. Max Schmeling, Round 1, June 22, 1938
4 Conn's Gamble 47
Joe Louis vs. Billy Conn, Round 13, June 18, 1941
5 The St. Valentine's Day Massacre 57
Sugar Ray Robinson vs. Jake LaMotta, Round 13, February 14, 1951
6 A Matter of Timing 69
Rocky Marciano vs. Jersey Joe Walcott, Round 13, September 23, 1952
7 The Blind Round 89
Cassius Clay vs. Sonny Liston, Round 5, February 24, 1964
8 The Phantom Punch 111
Muhammad Ali vs. Sonny Liston, Round 1, May 25, 1965
9 The Rumble in the Jungle 123
Muhammad Ali vs. George Foreman, Round 8, October 30, 1974
10 The Thrilla in Manila 147
Muhammad Ali vs. Joe Frazier, Round 14, October 1, 1975
11 The Comeback Kid 171
Thomas Hearns vs. Sugar Ray Leonard, Round 14, September 16, 1981
12 War 183
Marvelous Marvin Hagler vs. Thomas Hearns, Round 1, April 15, 1985
Afterword 193
Index 197
About the Authors 201
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