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The Rise of Mike Tyson, Heavyweight.

Author: William F McNeil
Publisher: Jefferson : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, 2014.
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Covering Mike Tyson''s rise through the amateur and professional boxing ranks, this book follows the Brooklyn native from his early years as a 12 year old criminal in Brownsville to his 1988 heavyweight unification match with Michael Spinks. The book focuses on the Catskill Boxing Club--where boxing guru Cus D''Amato trained the 210-pound teenager in the finer points of the art and developed his impregnable  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
McNeil, William F.
Rise of Mike Tyson, Heavyweight.
Jefferson : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, ©2014
Named Person: Mike Tyson; Mike Tyson
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: William F McNeil
ISBN: 9781476618029 147661802X
OCLC Number: 890981745
Description: 1 online resource (253 pages)
Contents: Cover; Acknowledgments; Table of Contents; Prologue; 1. From Brownsville to Johnstown; 2. The Man-Cus D'Amato; 3. The Birth of a Boxer-1980-1981; 4. The Quest Begins-1982; 5. A Taste of Glory-1983; 6. The Fall and Rise of Mike Tyson-1984; 7. Assault on the Professional Ranks-1985; 8. The Road to the Championship-1986; 9. Everest Conquered-November 22, 1986; 10. The Unification and Beyond-1987; 11. The People's Champion-June 27, 1988; Epilogue; Appendix: The Complete Amateur and Professional Boxing Record to June 27, 1988; Chapter Notes; Bibliography; Index.

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Covering Mike Tyson''s rise through the amateur and professional boxing ranks, this book follows the Brooklyn native from his early years as a 12 year old criminal in Brownsville to his 1988 heavyweight unification match with Michael Spinks. The book focuses on the Catskill Boxing Club--where boxing guru Cus D''Amato trained the 210-pound teenager in the finer points of the art and developed his impregnable defense--and on his home life with D''Amato and his surrogate mother Camille Ewald, and the other young fighters who shared the house with him. Tyson''s boxing education began in the unauth.

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