The Sweet Science Goes Sour

The Sweet Science Goes Sour

How Scandals Brought Boxing to Its Knees

Book - 2006
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Baker & Taylor
A behind-the-scenes look at some of professional boxing's most notorious fights describes the events surrounding several fixed or scandal-ridden matches, from Primo Carnera's tragic manipulation by mobsters to Mike Tyson's infamous ear-bite during his match against Evander Holyfield. Original.

Perseus Publishing
In The Sweet Science Goes Sour, boxing writer Thomas Myler recounts some of the sport’s most controversial fixes, fakes, and frauds. Like a ringside seat at the sport’s greatest and most troubled bouts, the book brings to life boxing’s many outrageous characters. They include Primo Carnera, tragically manipulated and ultimately destroyed by mobsters; Sonny Liston, who lost to Muhammad Ali because of a suspicious phantom punch; and Roberto Duran’s, who was involved in a baffling surrender to Sugar Ray Leonard. Here too are notorious matchups like Riddick Bowe versus Andrew Golota, which ended in an unprecedented full-scale riot at Madison Square Garden. There's also Mike Tyson’s infamous ear-munch on a shocked Evander Holyfield. Based on solid research and written in a dramatic, ?you-are-there” style, this book pulls back the curtain on the squared circle to reveal the seamier side of the sweet science.

In The Sweet Science Goes Sour, boxing writer Thomas Myler recounts some of the sport’s most controversial fixes, fakes, and frauds. Like a ringside seat at the sport’s greatest and most troubled bouts, the book brings to life boxing’s many outrageous characters. They include Primo Carnera, tragically manipulated and ultimately destroyed by mobsters; Sonny Liston, who lost to Muhammad Ali because of a suspicious phantom punch; and Roberto Duran’s, who was involved in a baffling surrender to Sugar Ray Leonard. Here too are notorious matchups like Riddick Bowe versus Andrew Golota, which ended in an unprecedented full-scale riot at Madison Square Garden. There's also Mike Tyson’s infamous ear-munch on a shocked Evander Holyfield. Based on solid research and written in a dramatic, you-are-there” style, this book pulls back the curtain on the squared circle to reveal the seamier side of the sweet science.


Publisher Group West
In The Sweet Science Goes Sour, boxing writer Thomas Myler recounts some of the sport’s most controversial fixes, fakes, and frauds. Like a ringside seat at the sport’s greatest and most troubled bouts, the book brings to life boxing’s many outrageous characters. They include Primo Carnera, tragically manipulated and ultimately destroyed by mobsters; Sonny Liston, who lost to Muhammad Ali because of a suspicious phantom punch; and Roberto Duran’s, who was involved in a baffling surrender to Sugar Ray Leonard. Here too are notorious matchups like Riddick Bowe versus Andrew Golota, which ended in an unprecedented full-scale riot at Madison Square Garden. There's also Mike Tyson’s infamous ear-munch on a shocked Evander Holyfield. Based on solid research and written in a dramatic, “you-are-there” style, this book pulls back the curtain on the squared circle to reveal the seamier side of the sweet science.


Blackwell North Amer
In The Sweet Science Goes Sour, boxing scribe Thomas Myler recounts some of the sport's most scandalous events - its fixes, its fakes, and its frauds. Sharing with the reader a ringside seat at the sport's greatest and most controversial bouts, he brings to life boxing's many outrageous characters.
Read about: Primo Carnera's tragic manipulation and ultimate destruction at the hands of mobsters; Sonny Liston's suspicious loss to Muhammad Ali, who won with a mysterious phantom punch; Robert Duran's baffling surrender to Sugar Ray Leonard; the disastrous bout between Riddick Bowe and Andrew Golota that ended in an ugly full-scale riot, unprecedented in the long history of fights at Madison Square Garden; and Mike Tyson's infamous match with Evander Holyfield where an enraged "Iron Mike" bit a chunk out of his opponent's ear.
The Sweet Science Goes Sour explores the powerful influence of the underworld on the fight game and takes the reader behind the scenes of the "squared circle" to reveal the dark underbelly of boxing through the ages.

Publisher: Vancouver : Greystone Books, 2006
ISBN: 9781553652335
1553652339
Branch Call Number: 796.83 MYL
Characteristics: 258 p., [8] p. of plates :,ill. ;,22 cm.
Additional Contributors: Myler, Thomas

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