Tales from the 5th Street Gym: Ali, the Dundees, and Miami's Golden Age of Boxing

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"In its forty-year existence, the 5th Street Gym housed the training grounds for three of the greatest fighters the sport has ever known - Muhammad Ali, George Foreman, and Sugar Ray Leonard - and became the locus for a grand total of fifteen world champions." "Tales from the 5th Street Gym is the first to chronicle the fascinating history of the 5th Street Gym from one of those who helped shape its legend - Dr. Ferdie Pacheco, the Fight Doctor. Featuring a wealth of never-beforepublished photographs, the book includes essays and contributions

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Overview

"In its forty-year existence, the 5th Street Gym housed the training grounds for three of the greatest fighters the sport has ever known - Muhammad Ali, George Foreman, and Sugar Ray Leonard - and became the locus for a grand total of fifteen world champions." "Tales from the 5th Street Gym is the first to chronicle the fascinating history of the 5th Street Gym from one of those who helped shape its legend - Dr. Ferdie Pacheco, the Fight Doctor. Featuring a wealth of never-beforepublished photographs, the book includes essays and contributions from prominent boxing writers and insiders." Though the building is now gone, Tales from the 5th Street Gym transports the reader to one of boxing's most hallowed grounds. Discover the gym's secret history as Pacheco recalls the rise, heyday, and fall of the "sweet science" at Miami Beach.

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Gordon Marino
While the vignettes about Ali are the main event, the remembrances of Chris Dundee's deal-making and of the travails of lesser-known boxing divinities are delicious…It could be that some of the author's tales are a mite tall, but they serve to make the reader feel party to a warm and vibrant conversation among old friends about the sweat factory their lives used to swirl around.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780813034362
  • Publisher: University Press of Florida
  • Publication date: 3/28/2010
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 1,389,921
  • Product dimensions: 6.52 (w) x 9.54 (h) x 1.02 (d)

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