War, Baby: The Glamour of Violence

War, Baby: The Glamour of Violence

by Kevin Mitchell
     
 

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25th February 1995
The Dark Destroyer vs the G-Man
Nigel Benn and Gerald McClennan

Two men with a reputation to defend - a reputation for brutal, unforgiving combat both in the ring and outside it. Ostensibly, they were fighting for a world title and a lot of money, the stuff of professional boxing. But this fight was different. It was a rare collision

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25th February 1995
The Dark Destroyer vs the G-Man
Nigel Benn and Gerald McClennan

Two men with a reputation to defend - a reputation for brutal, unforgiving combat both in the ring and outside it. Ostensibly, they were fighting for a world title and a lot of money, the stuff of professional boxing. But this fight was different. It was a rare collision of wills, and few present had seen anything like it.

After ten of the most gruelling and vicious rounds that the sport of boxing has ever witnessed McClellan finally was defeated. He knelt in his corner on one knee in submission. And he never got up.

This is the story of what brought these two men together on the night of 25th February 1995 and how that night changed them forever. It's a story too about those associated with the promotion of public fist-fighting, who bend morality to suit their needs. It's a story that attempts to unravel the glamour of violence.

William Hill Sports Book of the Year Finalist.


Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781448112562
Publisher:
RANDOM HOUSE
Publication date:
10/31/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
208
File size:
686 KB

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Meet the Author

Kevin Mitchell is the boxing and tennis correspondent for the Observer and Guardian. He is the author of Jacob's Beach: The Mob, the Garden and the Golden Age of Boxing, and the co-author of Frank Bruno's autobiography Frank, which won the Best Autobiography category of the British Sports Book Awards.

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