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The Boxing Scene

The Boxing Scene

by Thomas Hauser
     
 
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

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.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

"[Hauser's] fascination with boxing began in the late 1970s.... What draws him to the fight game is his fascination with the people who populate the business: fighters, trainers, promoters, broadcasters, and even strippers, one of whom, Tempest Storm, a sharecropper's daughter who counts Elvis and JFK among her lovers, is the subject of one of this volume's most affecting profiles.... Hauser remains one of the best [boxing writers]...this volume...[is] damn good."
— Booklist

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781592139774
Publisher:
Temple University Press
Publication date:
12/01/2008
Series:
Sporting
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

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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