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Inside stories of some of the greatest prizefights of all time, including Floyd Patterson–Ingemar Johansson II, Joe Frazier–George Foreman I, and The Fight of the Century: Muhammad Ali–Joe Frazier I. Referee and elder statesman of boxing Arthur Mercante gives behind-the-scenes glimpses into his world and into the lives and careers of the greatest boxers of all time. Mercante has officiated more championship fights than any other referee, and his blow-by-blow accounts are ...
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Inside the Ropes

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Overview


Inside stories of some of the greatest prizefights of all time, including Floyd Patterson–Ingemar Johansson II, Joe Frazier–George Foreman I, and The Fight of the Century: Muhammad Ali–Joe Frazier I. Referee and elder statesman of boxing Arthur Mercante gives behind-the-scenes glimpses into his world and into the lives and careers of the greatest boxers of all time. Mercante has officiated more championship fights than any other referee, and his blow-by-blow accounts are peppered with grit and telling details.
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"I really enjoyed this book. Arthur Mercante is one of the best referees of all time and Inside the Ropes shows you why."  —Jake LaMotta

"If you want a real taste of boxing give yourself a treat and read Inside the Ropes!"  —Sugar Ray Leonard

"One of the greatest referees ever has written a terrific book about what he knows best."   —Tony Danza

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781590132944
  • Publisher: McBooks Press
  • Publication date: 9/1/2007
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 248
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author


Arthur Mercante has been a professional referee since the 1940s. Besides officiating Muhammad Ali–Joe Frazier I, he has been the third man in the ring for championship bouts featuring Floyd Patterson, Emile Griffith, Carlos Ortiz, George Foreman, Sugar Ray Leonard, Wilfred Benitez, Jeff Fenech, Mike Tyson, Julio Cesar Chavez, Ike Quartey, Roy Jones Jr., and Shane Mosley, among others. He lives in Garden City, New York.
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