51st out of 96 books — 38 voters
My View from the Corner: A Life in Boxing
"Dundee is one of the greatest innovators in the annals of the sweet science...guiding world champions as diverse in gladiatorial gifts and mind-sets as Carmen Basilio, Willie Pastrano, Luis Rodriguez, Sugar Ray Leonard, George Foreman (in his comeback) and, of course, Muhammad Ali...Bert Randolph Sugar has superbly captured Dundee's unique diction...by the end the reader...more
Hardcover, 327 pages
Published October 1st 2007 by McGraw-Hill Contemporary
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Dundee (with his co-writer Bert Sugar) has written a great personal history of boxing here. Focusing mainly on his time with Ali, Sugar Ray Leonard, and George Foreman, Dundee excels when writing about the fights. The Foreman section is a standout. Some of the phrasing gets a little repetitive by the end, but overall, this is a very entertaining, informative book. I'd recommend it for anyone who likes boxing.
Having been a fan of boxing for almost all of my life, I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Dundee has been one of my boxing heroes all along, ever since he was Muhammad Ali's trainer. Dundee saved Ali's bacon on a number of occasions: against "Amering Enry," in England and against Sonny Liston fight one, round four, to just name two. Great and fun read!
Feb 20, 2008 Bill Robinson rated it 5 of 5 stars Recommends it for: boxing fans
Recommended to Bill by: Billy Turner
I'm reliving the early days of Muhammed Ali. And getting insights into Angelo Dundee, Muhammed's trainer, and his life-long dedication to his profession of training boxers. (History in my time)