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Title:
Boxing's greatest upsets : fights that shook the world
Author:
Myler, Thomas.
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Publication Information:
London : Robson, [1998]

©1998
Physical Description:
ix, 179 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781861052025
Format :
Book

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Now, in the first book of its kind, Thomas Myler tells the inside stories of the most sensational and talked-about upsets in world championship fights in the history of the ring, starting with the gas lamp days of James J. Corbett's shock win over the mighty John L. Sullivan in 1892, right up to the modern era with the legendary Julio Cesar Chavez's dramatic defeat by underdog Frankie Randall.

In between are classic shock results including Mike Tyson's shattering defeat at the hands of James 'Buster' Douglas, Muhammad Ali's win over Sonny Liston against all the odds, Iran Barkley's destruction of the legendary Thomas Hearns, and Gene Tunney"s great victory over Jack Dempsey.

Here, too, are Barry McGuigan's unexpected downfall against late substitute Steve Cruz, the astonishing defeat of Sugar Ray Robinson by the unheralded Randolph Turpin, George Foreman's annihilation of iron man Joe Frazier, ring-rusty Sugar Ray Leonard's win over indestructable Marvelous Marvin Hagler and many more.

In rich, colorful writing Thomas Myler chronicles the fascinating background of each fight before taking the reader to a ringside seat and then, afterwards, into the crowded dressing room.