Chosen for Booklist Online's 10 Top Sports Books of 2009
"Kimball's accounts of the fights are riveting blow-by-blows, the "big event" context is palpably rendered, and each of the fighters re-emerges from the mists of memory as colorful and compelling as ever. Boxing fans . . . will savor Kimball's work." Booklist
"Boxing's last Golden Age gets the book it deserves. Kimball's breezy, detail-packed book . . . provides vivid, knowledgeable accounts of the action. He also draws clear colorful portraits of [the] four fighters." Sports Illustrated
"Four Kings is a thriller and George Kimball a prince among sportswriters . . . an epic poem of a book, a book that lifts the heart." Frank McCourt, author, Angela's Ashes,'Tis, and Teacher Man
"Very accurate and well-researched . . . a phenomenon . . . well-written. I couldn't put it down. I loaned it to a friend and he won't give it back" Emanuel Steward, World Champion Boxing trainer
"George Kimball is one of America's best-loved sportswriters and Four Kings shows why. With skill, grace and humor, he brings to life a remarkable era and four uniquely gifted athletes." Jeremy Schaap, ESPN reporter and author, Cinderella Man: James J. Braddock, Max Baer and the Greatest Upset in Boxing History
"Kimball writes with insight and humor. The bigger the fight, the better he tells it." Thomas Hauser, author, Muhammad Ali: His Life and Times
Highly recommended, especially for the casual fan!
George Kimball does a great job of weaving the stories of the 4 main players together, while also giving insight into the other individuals who were involved as well.
"Four Kings: Leonard, Hagler, Hearns, Duran and the Last Great Era of Boxing" radiates the feeling boxing fans had in these glorious days.
Great book on boxing in the '80s. Really brings back the exciting era of Duran, Leonard, Hagler and Hearns. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Mike Scott
If you're a boxing fan, George Kimball's "Four Kings" is a must. When Marvin Hagler, Ray Leonard, Roberto Duran and Thomas Hearns fought one another in the 1980's, boxing... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Richard Assad
I CHOOSE THIS RATING BECAUSE THE DVD ITSELF WAS GOOD PICTURE AND QUALITY. THE PACKAGE ARRIVED IN GOOD CONDITION AND ON TIME. Read morePublished 7 months ago by STEVED
This is when boxing was king and these are four guys who fought each other but maintained their level of excellence to give us some of the best boxing the world will ever know. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Donnie Thomas
Remember when boxing mattered? When the days to a big fight seemed to crawl by until the match actually took place? Read morePublished 8 months ago by WDX2BB
Great read. A must have for any boxing lover. Four of the best fighters of all time, they truly were kings of the ring.Published 8 months ago by Julian V. Link
If you are a real boxing fan, and you are genuinely interested in these boxers (Duran, Hagler, Hearns, and Leonard) and the era in which they fought, you should give this a read. Read morePublished 9 months ago by R. Rowsome
Great information about the fighters and their fights. It's clear that the author did a great deal of research and interviewed a significant number of people in putting together... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Court watcher
this was the last time when Boxing had you watching because these four badd dudes were bringing it and it made for must see. Read morePublished 11 months ago by mistermaxxx08