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The Gloves: A Boxing Chronicle

4.03  ·  Rating Details ·  78 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
A gritty, spirited inside look at the world of amateur boxing today

The Golden Gloves tournament is center stage in amateur boxing-a single-elimination contest in which young hopefuls square off in steamy gyms with the boxing elite looking on.

Robert Anasi took up boxing in his twenties to keep in shape, attract women, and sharpen his knuckles for the odd bar fight. He thou
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Hardcover, 320 pages
Published February 14th 2002 by North Point Press
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Brian D'Souza
Feb 27, 2013 Brian D'Souza rated it it was amazing
This book is really good. A first-person story of boxing at/around the age of 30. The crazy coach, gym rats, and other misfits who come to a boxing gym to fill in the missing pieces of their lives.

Anasi has guts and will ALWAYS have had his fights to look back on.

Well done!
Ethan
Aug 21, 2007 Ethan rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2007
Just before he ages out of the Golden Gloves, the author decides to make one last try for glory. Unfortunately, the book is more about the not-so-interesting characters he comes across instead of about how, at 33, he prepared to fight. Maybe that's just what I was looking for and that led to my disappointment.
Wesley
Aug 06, 2010 Wesley rated it it was amazing
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Ok, if you like sports, let alone boxing you'll love this book. Robert Anasi is a writer and basically chronically his journey of getting prepared and ready for the Golden Gloves tourney, the thing is he's about maxed on the age limit. This is a raw and detailed story of his journey, I recommend it. If you like boxing, you will LOVE this book.
Jeralee
Apr 06, 2008 Jeralee rated it it was amazing
I have read this a few times. It is really, really good. If you are involved in boxing, you will relate to the authors experiences. The author is also a writer, so the writing style is very good. It does however contain some strong, strong language.
Troy Vistro
Aug 14, 2007 Troy Vistro rated it really liked it
Great insight into how boxing can alternatively make you feel supremely self confident then completely useless in a matter of seconds. It's a constant ebb and flow that happens hundreds of times in the short three minutes of each round.
Bax
Jun 22, 2008 Bax rated it really liked it
Shelves: boxing, autobiography
Transforms the hackneyed "writer trains for fight" formula into something involving and fresh, mainly because the writer was a boxer before he was a writer.

An involving, illuminating look at the sport at the bottom of the organized competition ladder.
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