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Lords of the ring : the greatest fighters since 1950

Author: Peter Arnold; Bob Mee, (Sportswriter)
Publisher: London : Hamlyn, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Every great champion since the 1950s is featured in this history of boxing. Each biography includes the boxer's entire fight statistics and covers their background, lifestyle, their relationship with  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Arnold; Bob Mee, (Sportswriter)
ISBN: 060059520X 9780600595205
OCLC Number: 40868224
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 320 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Contents: 1950s: The bold punch kid - Kid Gavilan; Feather of destruction - Sandy Daddler; As Sweet as Sugar - Sugar Ray Robinson; The Cincinnati flash - Ezzard Charles; The Leamington licker - Randolph Turpin; The cream - Jersy Joe Walcott; the Brockton blockbuster - Rocky Marciano; The ancient mongoose - Archie Moore. 1960s: The handsome Italian - Nino Benvenuti; The Virgin Islands milliner - Emile Griffith; Master of disguise - Floyd Patterson; Big bad sonny - Charles 'Sonny' Liston; The sleeping tiger - Dick Tiger; Our 'Enery' - Henry Cooper; Puerto Rican from Madison Square - Carlos Ortiz; The hammer of Thor - Ingmar Johansson. 1970s: The Greatest - Muhammad Ali; The Great Scot - Ken Buchanan; Mands de Piedra - Roberto Duran; Smokin' Joe - Joe Frazier; The fighting preacher - George Foreman; Have title will travel - Alexis Arguello; King Carlos - Carlos Monzon; The youngest champ - Wilfred Benitez; 1980s: The black cloud - Larry Holmes; Honey - Lloyd Honeyghan; Marvelous Marvin - Marvin Hagler; The golden boy - Sugar Ray Leonard; The hitman - Thomas Hearns; The hawk - Aaron Pryor; The clones cyclone - Barry McGuigan; The spinks jinks - Michael spinks. 1990s: 'Where's 'Arry' - Frank Bruno; The dark destroyer - Nigel Benn; Mexican caesar - Julio Cesar Chavez; Iron Mike - Mike Tyson; The real deal - Evander Holyfield; Lennox - Lennox Lewis; Tansacola Jones - Roy Jones Jnr; The Yemeni prince - Naseem Hamed; Oscar winner - Oscar de la Hoya. The contenders.
Responsibility: Peter Arnold, Bob Mee.

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