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Mud,  Blood and Beer

Mud, Blood and Beer

The Greatest Fights... That Never Were

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ISBN
9781742575582

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By Matthew Bazell
Format Paperback / softback
Page Extent 288
Book Size 215 x 174 x 16
Imprint New Holland Publishers
Release Date 27 Oct 2014
Subject Classification Sports & outdoor recreation / Combat sports & self-defence / Boxing

In The Greatest Boxing Matches That Never Were, the author talks about the unique culture of professional boxing where corruption, fear, racism and even friendship, prevented many great fight contests from ever happening.

Sports fans fondly recall the greatest boxing matches of all time, but an obsessive conversation among fight fans will also focus on those bouts that should have been , but, for a variety of reasons, never happened.

In The Greatest Boxing Matches That Never Were, the author talks about the unique culture of professional boxing where corruption, fear, racism and even friendship, prevented many great fight contests from ever happening. The book looks at the lost match-ups over the years, and the careers of some of the featured fighters; Muhammad Ali, Larry Holmes, Lennox Lewis and Tim Witherspoon, who was denied a showdown with Iron Mike Tyson by promotor Don King, right up to the much anticipated Floyd Mayweather /  Manny Pacqauio bout the biggest fight in history not to happen.