Boxing in America: An Autopsy

Boxing in America: An Autopsy

by David L. Hudson Jr.


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This book presents a sweeping view of boxing in the United States and the influence of the sport on American culture.

• Includes information from the early "bare knuckles" era of boxing up to modern-day stars and matchups, presenting the history of boxing in a chronological fashion

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780313379727
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date: 06/21/2012
Pages: 200
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

David L. Hudson Jr. is an attorney, author, and licensed boxing judge.

Table of Contents

Introduction ix

Chapter 1 John L. Sullivan: Boxing Hero and Cultural Icon 1

Chapter 2 Race and Boxing: The Intractable Color Line and the Phenomenon of Jack Johnson 13

Chapter 3 Joe Louis: Heavyweight Great and American Hero 27

Chapter 4 Rocky Marciano: Undefeated and Underappreciated 43

Chapter 5 The Incomparable Ali 53

Chapter 6 The Incredible Story and Comeback of "Big" George Foreman 77

Chapter 7 Mike Tyson: "The Baddest Man on the Planet" 91

Chapter 8 Journeymen: Forgotten Warriors of the Sweet Science 107

Chapter 9 Death in the Ring 119

Chapter 10 Prison Boxers 133

Chapter 11 The Future of Boxing and the Threat of Mixed Martial Arts 147

Notes 157

Bibliography 185

Index 193

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