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Falling Hard: A Rookie's Year in Boxing

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In Falling Hard: A Rookie's Year in Boxing, Chris Jones recounts his first year at ringside. He gets dressed down by Don King, gambles his way through Vegas, meets the troubled guy who found Evander Holyfield's ear, goes to Muhammad Ali's birthday party, and witnesses Prince Naseem Hamed explode while Mike Tyson implodes. Like the sport itself, Falling Hard is equal measur ...more
Paperback, 208 pages
Published March 19th 2007 by House of Anansi Press (first published July 1st 2001)
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Brian D'Souza
Mar 27, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a great book. I told RG Grant, Howard and Otis's brother about it because its where I HEARD Otis Grant's story for the first time. Otis Grant fought Roy Jones Jr, for those who didn't know.

Loved every single chapter. Amazing insight into boxing from someone who was at the major fights, and smaller fights.

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Chris Jones was born in London in 1973. He has written for Canada's National Post since 1998 and won the Edward Goff Penny Memorial Prize for outstanding young journalists in 1999 (Over 25,00 Circulation category). He lives in Toronto.