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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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Jim Mcclanahan
May 31, 2017 rated it liked it
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
Austin Peed
Jan 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
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.
Dave
Oct 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Amazing book. Bert Sugar is a great historian, he brought some very intresting ideas here
James
Dec 23, 2013 rated it really liked it
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
Hadji VanderVeer
Feb 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing
although a couple of great fighters were exempt, good account of the boxing greats of the past and present.
Luis
May 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing
great
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Feb 20, 2008 rated it really liked it
The book had many interesting stories about boxers, selecting 100 of the best.
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