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Product Details

  • Paperback: 312 pages
  • Publisher: Word Association (May 1, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1595710426
  • ISBN-13: 978-1595710420
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 5.5 x 8.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,097,516 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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...una straordinaria biografia... -- MondoBoxeo.com (Italy), November 2005

Makinde's research is impressive... -- Boxing News (United Kingdom), August 2006

The author is to be commended for his exhaustive research... -- The Ring (USA), November 2005

...has added considerably to (Dick Tiger's) legacy...he tells Tiger's story with understated flair...(the book) is a compelling and inspiring read. -- The Fist (Australia), July 2006

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Brett A. Lipton on August 11, 2005
Format: Paperback
One of the best stories I have ever read, so much behind the scenes material it makes the most interesting and historical reading for anyone of any age. Great Introduction by Tiger's friend and former sparring partner, my father referee Ron Lipton, who really loved Tiger and told me about him since I was a boy.

One of the most complete researched books I have ever read, they should make it into a movie. This man fought the toughest people who ever lived in his division and was such a kind person. Truly amazing. Great job by Adeyinka Makinde.

Brett Lipton
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Cheryl Robinson on April 25, 2006
Format: Paperback
A comprehensive biography of Richard "Dick Tiger" Ihetu, two-time undisputed world middleweight champion and one-time undisputed light heavyweight champion. He was a humble man from humble beginnings in Nigeria, who went from Liverpool's boxing booths to New York City's Madison Square Garden. Makinde delves into Dick Tiger's life and explains the most intricate situations that allow us to know one of the greatest fighters of all times-a real history lesson.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Robert C. Scudder on August 6, 2005
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Fine biography! Not much was really known about Tiger until this book was published. Even I, a long-time boxing afficianado, was unaware of many of the things in this work. Excellent!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Peter on June 18, 2008
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I must admit that I have only seen 3 of his fights (the disaster against Bob Foster and his fights with Gonzalez and Fullmer 1.) but he came across as a tough guy.

Perhaps not the most naturally gifted fighter but one who made up for it with courage and perseverance.

The book is a good read. Gives the life of Tiger very well, I guess my only little disappointment was the lack of personal stories in it. Would have liked a little more insights into the man from Ron Lipton.

Nevertheless this is a minor quibble, a good book.
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More About the Author

Adeyinka Makinde was born in Lagos, Nigeria and is based in England. He trained as a barrister and is a lecturer in law.