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Courage In the Ring (Boxing Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Jose Ribalta , Saturnina Ribalta
2.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

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I am writing this book for the experience that it has brought me. My family came from Cuba during the time of Castro. We were among the freedom flights to America. I started boxing at the age of twelve and ended up fighting world champions. My dad was the sugar cane inspector of the mills in Cuba. His boss was Batista the dictator before Castro came in to power. He made sure all my family made it to Washington D.C. first then later to Miami,FL. I started boxing when I saw my brother boxing at the local gym. I went on to fight Larry Holmes, Frank Bruno, Leon Spinks and Mike Tyson just to name a few. I sparred with Muhammad Ali, Gerry Cooney, Lenox Lewis. I talk about the pitfalls of boxing and the politics of it. Also the good times like travel ,meeting wonderful people, making money. Now in my older age I train up and coming fighters and try to encourage them. I teach the boxing basics. It the only way to go forward . My fight with Tyson was one of my most famous moments. I went all the ten rounds with him. Years later Tyson said "Jose was the strongest fighter I ever fought in the ring." I am also a recent inductee of the 2014 class of the FLA.Boxing Hall of Fame. I am proud and honored to receive this coveted award.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 712 KB
  • Print Length: 109 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Jose Ribalta (10 Jan. 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00H31JTX8
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 2.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #419,394 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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2.0 out of 5 stars Courage in the ring ..Jose ribalta 25 Jun. 2014
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Average and very biased in favour of Ribalta and also very short..makes a journeyman out to be hard done by all the time and littered with ludicrous statements like Lennox Lewis couldn't punch etc
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3.0 out of 5 stars Ribalta just a contender 21 Dec. 2013
By Jambro
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Heartwarming story of a man who dug himself out of a hole to be a success. Just under world class as a fighter, a bit lower as a book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book Great Story! 14 May 2014
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This was a great book. I personally know Jose Ribalta. I fought him in the National Golden Gloves in 1981 and he took the close decision. Reading about his passed was very interesting. He was able to overcome several dificutlies in his life to become a successful heavyweight contender.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Courage 28 Jan. 2014
By Moses Paschal - Published on
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Very inspiring book,it tells the courage and will he had not only to get in the ring with some great fighters during his time but also to endure the politics of the boxing world.
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 17 Nov. 2014
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5.0 out of 5 stars Interesting read 11 Dec. 2013
By zenaida hechevarria - Published on
Ribalta, your amazing journey is very interesting-- I was glad to learn of it. And you're an excellent storyteller. The story is especially motivating for aspiring young boxers, like my nephew.
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3.0 out of 5 stars A Courageous Story..... 9 Dec. 2013
By Sharon Scrima - Published on
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Very interesting to learn of Jose's exile, early struggles, rise throughout boxing and experiences in the ring against some of heavyweight royalty. Thank you for sharing your story with us!
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