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5.0 out of 5 stars Essential for any boxing enthusiast, 9 Dec 2009
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This review is from: LAST GREAT FIGHT, THE: The Extraordinary Tale of Two Men and How One Fight Changed Their Lives Forever (St Martins Press) (Hardcover)
This is a fabulous in-depth look at one of the biggest upsets in sports history- James Buster Douglas' victory over the then seemingly unstoppable Mike Tyson. The author does a terrific job of chronicling the lives of both boxers, before and after the bout. Much has been said and written about this event before, but this was by far the best account I had come across. Even though you know what the outcome will be, you are still racing through the pages in anticipation of the inevitable knockout.
Joe Layden has done an absolutely sterling job here and I hope that he continues to write about the sport of boxing. Behind Donald McRae's brilliant Dark Trade, this is my favourite boxing book and it is easily the best I have read about Mike Tyson. Fortunately this is a fairly recent publication so there is a lot of information about the last years of both fighters careers. Simply put- this is an essential purchase for any boxing fan.
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