The title of the book “Death
in the Ring” should not be taken literally. Most boxers don’t die
fights. They survive their careers but are too often left brain damaged
and vulnerable to many other maladies, medical and psychological. The
book is not an indictment of boxing, but rather a celebration of the
brave and talented men who in epic confrontations stir the souls of
millions and thus persuade them to ignore the tragedies and premature
deaths that await those who fight in the ring.
The sport of boxing
has long captured the hearts and souls of millions. Its raw fury has
been romanticized, its contenders glorified. But always in the
background, there remains the dark reality of life after boxing: bodies
battered and minds damaged beyond repair. The greatest enemy of the
boxer is not his opponent, but the sport itself. Death in the Ring
celebrates the bravery inherent in the sport of boxing. It’s a
celebration of conquering fear and taking the greatest risk of all –
self-sacrifice – for the glory of the sport.
book offers a number of stories covering all boxing eras. Stories
are written from the fighter’s point of
view and are not only about fights, but also about their families or
life after boxing. Fictional bouts are included. You will find Jack Johnson
Challenging Dempsey and the humorous Mandella versus Obama bout just to
name a few. The title of the book is a bit misleading as
the stories are not about death but reflect more on the life of boxing.
I recommend this book
to all boxing fans and
personally enjoyed it from first page to last. Anyone who
enjoys reading boxing books will want to add to this book to their
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