Overview

Thomas Hauser has been called "one of boxing's greatest writers. The Boxing Scene, Hauser's provocative new anthology, contains all of his trademark insights and candor as he peels away layers of hypocrisy to reveal the men who make up the contemporary boxing landscape.

Hauser exposes the inner workings of HBO Sports; examines the phenomenon of mixed martial arts as it relates to boxing; and records the amusing encounter between his ...
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The Boxing Scene

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Overview

Thomas Hauser has been called "one of boxing's greatest writers. The Boxing Scene, Hauser's provocative new anthology, contains all of his trademark insights and candor as he peels away layers of hypocrisy to reveal the men who make up the contemporary boxing landscape.

Hauser exposes the inner workings of HBO Sports; examines the phenomenon of mixed martial arts as it relates to boxing; and records the amusing encounter between his 81-year-old mother and larger-than-life boxing impresario Don King. The Boxing Scene also updates Hauser's personal and professional thoughts on superstars like Oscar De La Hoya, Floyd Mayweather Jr., Ricky Hatton, Miguel Cotto, and Bernard Hopkins as well as fight promoter Bob Arum, announcer Bob Sheridan and a host of others.

The Boxing Scene recreates another year in professional boxing and adds to Hauser's definitive record of the sport.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781592139781
  • Publisher: Temple University Press
  • Publication date: 1/28/2009
  • Series: Sporting
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 1,324,078
  • File size: 390 KB

Meet the Author

Thomas Hauser is the author of 36 books, including Missing, which served as the basis for the Academy Award-winning film: Muhammad Ali: His Life and Times; and co-author (with Ali) of Healing: A Journal of Tolerance and Understanding. He has won numerous awards for his work, including the prestigious Prix Lafayette Award, the William Hill Book of the Year Award and the Nat Fleischer Award for Career Excellence in Boxing Journalism. He has written articles for The New Yorker, The New York Times and numerous other publications.
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Table of Contents


Table of Contents
Fights and Fighters
Evander Holyfield and the Impossible Dream
John and Grainne: A Love Story
Boxing Awaits De La Hoya-Mayweather
Floyd's World
De La Hoya-Mayweather In Perspective
Footnote to History: First Bout At 3:05 pm
The Enigmatic Shannon Briggs
Bob Arum Mans the Ramparts with Cotto-Judah
Bernard Hopkins: He's Baaack!
Bernard Hopkins: History in the Making
Taylor-Pavlik: "And the NEW Middleweight Champion of the World . . ."
Forget the Belts: Madison Square Garden - October 6, 2007
Cotto-Mosley: Youth Will Be Served
Vinny Maddalone: "When the Candle Burns Out, I'll Walk Away"
The American Perception of British Fighters
Ricky Hatton in Las Vegas: Dreams vs. Reality
Jack Dempsey
Curiosities, Issues, and Answers
HBO Boxing: The Challenge
Some Thoughts From the Hammerstein Ballroom
HBO Notes
The Void
More on the Heavyweights
A Boxing Fan Looks At Mixed Martial Arts
No One is Enforcing the Federal Boxing Laws
Agenda for the New York State Athletic Commission
Bob Sheridan
Are There Fewer Good Trainers Than Before ?
A Note on Jim Lampley
If Boxing Ruled Baseball
My 81-Year-Old Mother Meets Don King
Hauser's Fourteen
Fistic Nuggets
Fistic Notes
More Important Than Boxing: 2007
The Heavyweights Rate the Writers
Tempest Storm
If There's Free Food, Grab it
Ticket Scalping and Boxing
Larry Merchant and HBO
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