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Tales from the 5th St. Gym : Ali, the Dundees, and Miami's golden age of boxing

Author: Ferdie Pacheco; Tom Archdeacon
Publisher: Gainesville : University Press of Florida, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The 5th Street Gym got its start in 1950, when Chris Dundee began promoting big-time boxing at Miami Beach. It quickly became the celebrated University of Boxing, a magnet for a wide range of international celebrities. This book is the first to chronicle the fascinating history of the gym, from one of those who helped shape its legend--Dr. Ferdie Pacheco, the Fight Doctor. Discover the gym's secret history as  Read more...
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Tales from the 5th St. Gym.
Gainesville : University Press of Florida, ©2010
(OCoLC)757674814
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ferdie Pacheco; Tom Archdeacon
ISBN: 9780813034362 0813034361
OCLC Number: 437299338
Description: xv, 250 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations (some color), portraits ; 25 cm
Contents: Preface : The Wizard of Oz --
The 5th Street Gym --
My Impression of the 5th Street Gym / Edwin Pope --
My Memories of the 5th Street Gym / Angelo Dundee --
Chris Dundee : An Appreciation --
Chris Dundee's Laws of Boxing and Promotions / Enrique Encinosa --
The Spring That Flows Eternal : Ali --
The 5th Street Gym / Howard Kleinberg --
Chris Dundee and the Ali Circus --
A Conversation with John Underwood : Notes Taken in a One-on-One Interview, April 18, 2004 --
When Ali Took On Marciano : The Fake Fight --
The R.J. Reynolds and Al Jones Saga --
Supper with Chris Dundee (and Willie Pastrano) --
The Rise and Fall of the Mendoza Group --
The Cubans My Education / Ramiro Ortiz --
Old Hands in the Gym / Tom Archdeacon --
My Memories of Chris Dundee / Bob Sheridan --
The Life and Times of Luis Sarria / Enrique Encinosa --
Sparring Partners : Willie Johnson --
The Greatest Fight in Miami History / Frank Otero --
My Memories of Dr. Ferdie Pachec --
Death in the Ring --
The end of Chris Dundee / Suzanne Dundee Bonner.
Other Titles: Tales from the 5th Street Gym
Responsibility: Ferdie Pacheco ; with contributions by Tom Archdeacon [and others].

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In its forty-year existence, the 5th Street Gym housed the training grounds for three of the greatest fighters the sport has ever known - Muhammad Ali, George Foreman, and Sugar Ray Leonard - and  Read more...

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"It was the gym where the Muhammad Ali legend was born. The 5th Street Gym in Miami and those that inhabited it are gone now, but inside these pages their spirit lives." - Thomas K. Stewart, Boxing Read more...

 
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