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When I first read this collection of essays about boxing, I thought I noticed a certain sameness about them.
Liebling is easily the most interesting writer ever to write about boxing, and there is no better book on that oddest, most violent of sports.
As does Liebling's "The Sweet Science", writing as he does of the era when Rocky Marciano was undisputed Heavyweight Champion of the World.
A better boxing book than THE SWEET SCIENCE? Holy Toledo! THE GODS OF WAR by the young Springs Toledo just might be. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Flying Scot
The sweet science through the eye of the sweetest boxing aficionado/writer of all times.Published 2 months ago by Frederick Otero
The writing is first-rate, and the stories provide real insight into the lives of some of the all-time great fighters. Every fan of boxing and boxing history should read it. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Mark A Williams
Too much commentary on people and events not related to known boxers. Liebling covers old unknown fighters before most of us were born.Published 15 months ago by Nicholas V
of course, is boxing. Or, to use a now quaint term, pugilism. For a long time it has been a marginal sport. (Today it is overshadowed even by MMA. Read morePublished 15 months ago by R. M. Peterson
Combat sports involve more than flashy moves and artistic violence. If you are a new MMA fan with or without a boxing background this book gives you a great view of the entire... Read morePublished 17 months ago by Timothy