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Boxing's Greatest Fighters
Easily the most enduring of all sports questions is "Who was/is the best . . . ?" Perhaps in no sport is the question more asked and argued over than in boxing. And in boxing perhaps none is more qualified to answer the question than Bert Randolph Sugar.In Boxing's Greatest Fighters, not only does the former publisher of Ring Magazine tell us who the best fighters were, he ...more
Paperback, 368 pages
Published January 1st 2006 by Lyons Press
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A compendium by Bert Sugar, the heir apparent to Nat Fleischer as boxing's most knowledgeable historian. Each of the selections in his pantheon of pugilists gets a nice historical bio and the author's evaluation of their place in the hierarchy. Can't agree with all the ratings, but can't argue with the facts displayed, which are considerable. ...more
Fairly new fan of the sweet science. Bert Sugar paints a nice picture of who these fighters were and takes you back to the ring itself as he describes the careers and battles of past greats. Sometimes can be over the top with his humor but it left me wanting to read more about each fighter and their life in and out of the ring.
I've never really liked Sugar's writing style and attempts at humor, but you have to respect the man's passion for the sport and knowledge. The other major issue I have with this book is that I feel that Sugar highly overrates old-time fighters that, in my opinion, would not be able to deal with the level of athleticism that today's fighters possess. Regardless, this book is a must-read for boxing fans. ...more