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Only the Ring Was Square

Brenner, Teddy

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ISBN 10: 0136372236 / ISBN 13: 9780136372233
Published by Prentice Hall, 1981
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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1st edition, 1st printing. dust jacket in brodart wraps. edge wear, some creasing, price clipped on dust jacket. some glue discoloration on hinges inside front and back covers. text is unmarked. binding tight. Bookseller Inventory # 043981

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Title: Only the Ring Was Square

Publisher: Prentice Hall

Publication Date: 1981

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Good

Edition: 1st Edition

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From dust jacket notes: "...Sugar Ray Robinson, Joe Louis, Sonny Liston, Joe Frazier, Muhammad Ali. Teddy Brenner has known them all. He has seen - and often helped - every top fighter of recent memory come up through the ranks. As Madison Square Garden's matchmaker for an unprecedented twenty years, Brenner knows the entire exciting, dirty game of boxing as well as anyone can know a sport. He is a boxing man through and through. Now, in ONLY THE RING WAS SQUARE, Brenner tells the complete story of modern boxing as only a lifelong insider can. In the inimitable argot of the gymnasium, dressing room, and ring he illuminates a lifetime of struggles and triumphs in the sport - and business - of boxing....Conveying the same excitement as the popular films Rocky and Raging Bull, Brenner tells dozens of colorful, revealing stories about the all-time great boxing figures - and some of the not-so-great behind-the-scenes figures. Brenner knows the seamy side of the sport: the mobsters; the sleazy propositions; the fighters who went into the tank; and those who refused to take a dive; and he tells the inside story on what a dishonest game boxing can be. Yet Brenner knows there is nothing more exciting than two equally matched fighters climbing into the ring and ONLY THE RING WAS SQUARE vividly brings to life the high pressure and unparalleled thrill of these great matches...."

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