What motivates the professional boxer who risks injury and even death every time they climb into the ring? Based on exclusive interviews with Mike Tyson, Frank Bruno and other world class fighters, Phil Shirley uncovers the darker side of those who are paid to inflict harm. Masculinity, brutality, emotional weakness and compassion run side by side with blow by blow action both in the ring and outside it. Here is a unique and fascinating insight into an industry that produces saints and sinners in equal measure.
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This investigation of world-class boxing looks at why men fight and why so many top-class boxers, from Muhammad Ali to Mike Tyson, have strong religious beliefs.About the Author:
Phil Shirley has written for many national newspapers and magazines. He is author of Blood and Thunder, the biography of Jonah Lomu.
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Book Description HarperCollins UK, 1999. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 000274029X
Book Description HarperCollins UK, 1999. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX000274029X
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