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Ali in Action: The Man, the Moves, the Mouth
     

Ali in Action: The Man, the Moves, the Mouth

by Les Krantz, Angelo Dundee (Foreword by)
 

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DVD technology has made this breakthrough title about Muhammad Ali possible. Never before was it feasible to meld insightful sportswriting with real-life examples of Ali's brilliant ring moves and colorful rhetoric, which are the focus of the DVD documentary that is packaged with this illustrated retrospective of Ali's life.

No one in ring history could move like

Overview

DVD technology has made this breakthrough title about Muhammad Ali possible. Never before was it feasible to meld insightful sportswriting with real-life examples of Ali's brilliant ring moves and colorful rhetoric, which are the focus of the DVD documentary that is packaged with this illustrated retrospective of Ali's life.

No one in ring history could move like Ali. Yet no sportswriter could adequately describe his genius as a moving target or as the rat-a-tat-tat attack machine that no other fighter could duplicate. His moves were truly ring magic! Muhammad Ali was veritably the Michael Jordan of the boxing ring, as the DVD documentary brilliantly and entertainingly reveals.

Moreover, no athlete was so adept at using his vocal cords and facial expressions to play with his opponent's minds. Now you can witness both: the Champ's "moves and mouth" as his gums flapped and his fists flew, as it actually happened. The documentary on DVD focuses, just like the book's text, on this unique and entertaining facet of Muhammad Ali - his "moves and mouth" and the legend they engendered.

The DVD Documentary: Ali in Action is the first book about the Champ to incorporate a DVD. Not only is there rare footage of Ali's "pearls of wisdom," but the author has licensed, through special arrangement with ESPN, highlights of Ali's greatest fights, many of which have been generally blacked out on television. Included is the "Rumble in the Jungle" (October 30, 1974), in which you will witness firsthand how Ali baffled champion George Foreman with his famous "rope-a-dope." The DVD also highlights the "Thrilla in Manila" (October 1, 1975) in which Ali and Joe Frazier battled in the sweltering heat. Ali had predicted it would be "a thrilla and a chilla and a killa when I get the gorilla in Manila," which it proved to be. And, of course, the DVD also includes highlights of the "Fight of the Century" (March 8, 1971), which matched two undefeated heavyweight champions, Ali and Frazier.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781599219028
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
09/01/2009
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
7.20(w) x 10.10(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Les Krantz is a sportswriters whose books include Not Till the Fat Lady Sings ( a Booklist top-ten Sports Nonfiction title of 2003) and Dark Horses and Underdogs. He has also produced several sports documentaries with Jim McKay and Jim Lampley.

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