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McIlvanney On Boxing

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Hugh McIlvanney is a living legend in sports journalism. A regular winner of the fiercely contested UK Sports Writer of the Year award, he also has the unique distinction of being the only sports writer to have been voted Journalist of the Year. He is respected for his incisive commentaries and perceptive analyses of football and racing, but this collection contains the be ...more
Paperback, 336 pages
Published September 12th 2002 by Mainstream Publishing (first published August 30th 1994)
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Leonardo Donofrio
A legend of British journalism and a master craftsman, this is a sublime collection of articles that covers boxing through the golden age of Ali and Frazer and into the modern age of Mike Tyson and Holyfield, as well as riveting profiles of lesser known British fighters.
Recalled with wry humour and a mesmerising command of the language, Mcllvanney can say more in one perfectly phrased and constructed sentence than most writers can manage in a paragraph. His essay on tragic Welshman Johnny Owen i
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