In This Corner...!: Forty-Two World Champions Tell Their Stories

Overview

Here is Jake LaMotta discussing his career as a hoodlum; Floyd Patterson on growing up in the ghetto; Gunboat Smith on the Jack Johnson era; Jack Dempsey on the Willard fight and the Tunney "long count"; Rocky Graziano on showbiz; and dozens of others-including Sugar Ray Robinson, Willie Pastrano, José Torres, Carmen Basilio, Joe Louis, Willie Pep, and Archie Moore-on boxers, racketeers, drugs, payoffs, managers. Including two never-before-published interviews with Roberto Durán and Alexis Argüello, this newly ...
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Overview

Here is Jake LaMotta discussing his career as a hoodlum; Floyd Patterson on growing up in the ghetto; Gunboat Smith on the Jack Johnson era; Jack Dempsey on the Willard fight and the Tunney "long count"; Rocky Graziano on showbiz; and dozens of others-including Sugar Ray Robinson, Willie Pastrano, José Torres, Carmen Basilio, Joe Louis, Willie Pep, and Archie Moore-on boxers, racketeers, drugs, payoffs, managers. Including two never-before-published interviews with Roberto Durán and Alexis Argüello, this newly expanded and updated edition of In This Corner. . . ! is undoubtedly the best one-volume history of boxing ever written.
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Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
"Boxing fans should welcome this chance to hear their favorites speak in their own voices, as well as learn more or less firsthand about fight managers, white hopes, and the continual encroaching of the underworld on the sport," said LJ's reviewer of this volume in which Heller interviews 40 former titleholders LJ 9/1/73. This edition has been revised and expanded.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780306806032
  • Publisher: Da Capo Press
  • Publication date: 9/28/1994
  • Edition description: Expanded and updated ed., 1st Da Capo Pr
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 456
  • Sales rank: 471,417
  • Product dimensions: 5.57 (w) x 8.54 (h) x 1.06 (d)

Meet the Author

Peter Heller

Peter Heller is the author of Bad Intentions: The Mike Tyson Story. A sports producer for ABC News, he lives in Putnam Valley, New York and Boca Raton, Florida.

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