GEORGE KIMBALL (1943–2011) was a longtime sportswriter (Boston Herald) and the author of Four Kings: Leonrad, Hagler, Hearns, and Duran and the Last Great Era of Boxing.
JOHN SCHULIAN was a sports columnist for the Chicago Sun-Times and Philadelphia Daily News before moving to Hollywood, where he was the co-creator of Xena: Warrior Princess. He is the author of Writers’ Fighters and Other Sweet Scientists. Both are recipients of the Nat Fleischer Award for Excellence in Boxing Journalism, awarded by the Boxing Writers Association of America. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
This collection of boxing writing is outstanding. These writers are literary giants, and it was a pleasure to read them. I particularly enjoyed Dick Schaap, A.J. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Tom MacDonald
Wheres the beef? The book lacked"soul and passion". For the most part a collection of "ho,hum," pieces on boxing.Published 5 months ago by William Weinstein
The book was not what i thought it would be, so i gave it to my friend, British Heavyweight Boxer, Audley Harrison and he LOVED IT.
The book was a gift and the person thoroughly enjoyed the stories by the various authors! Wonderful stories by these great authors! Read morePublished 19 months ago by Gloria Nickles
front row and center to the action in the ring and direct takes and thoughts about an incredible sport that at one time was the end all be all. a timeless insightful book. Read morePublished 20 months ago by MAXIMILLIAN MUHAMMAD
boxing is at least this: first, two guys go into a confined space and perform unkind acts toward each other until one falls down, and then those with tertiary interests sit down... Read morePublished on July 24, 2013 by dadlee
A deep and thorough history, chronicling the Sweet Science, by noted sports journalists, members of the broader literary community, and in a few cases boxers themselves, including... Read morePublished on May 9, 2013 by Thomas McIntyre