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|Named Person:||Muhammad Ali; Joe Frazier; Joe Frazier; Muhammad Ali, Sportler.|
|Material Type:||Biography, Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Book, Internet Resource|
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|Description:||x, 257 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm|
|Contents:||Beating the system --
"Back in my old life again" --
The tune-ups --
Jack, Jerry, and the deal --
The show --
The countdown --
March 8 --
The fight --
After the fight.
"Arkush draws from interviews with Ali's trainer, Angelo Dundee; his doctor, Ferdie Pacheco; and more than 100 others to examine how the fight, watched by more than 300 million viewers around the world, ushered in a new era of sports marketing. From then on, every game would be turned into an "event," powered by over-the-top hype and carefully staged pageantry."
"This sweeping real-life saga features insightful portraits of both fighters. The outspoken Ali, coming back to boxing after a three-and-a-half-year ban for evading the military draft, was already one of the best-known human beings on the planet - a hero to millions, though certainly a thorn in the side of America's power structure. Frazier, by contrast, did not feel compelled to constantly weigh in on the political issues of his time, though he did refuse to call his opponent by his adopted Islamic name, instead referring to him as Cassius Clay."--Jacket.