McIlvanney On Boxing (Mainstream Sport) Paperback – 12 Sep 2002
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"'McIlvanney on Boxing shows just how enduring good sports journalism can be.'Independent. 'Essential reading.'Sunday Times 'Anyone who admires writing as muscular as it is graceful should buy this book.'Daily Telegraph 'Gritty, passionate prose.' The Observer."
'The genius of McIlvanney is his ability to magnify and precisely delineate those elements of sport which contain fundamental truths about the human condition.' ScotsmanSee all Product Description
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This works very well indeed and the end result is a cross between a reference/hostorical book.
I`d suggest that solid boxing fans buy this as it is decently priced and a book that you`d want to read again and again because of the historical referances.
I'd known about the existence of this anthology of Hugh McIlvanney's boxing journalism for many years. I don't follow boxing now, but did during the golden period of the seventies and on into the eighties, a period which included a number of genuine legends of the sport (Ali, Frasier, Foreman, Hagler, Leonard, Duran etc). I used to enjoy McIlvanney's coverage of the fights these guys had then and I'd known about the existence of this anthology of Hugh McIlvanney's boxing journalism for many years.
When I bought it I wondered if the writing would be as good as I remembered and whether the characters would still seem like flawed gods. I needn't have worried, both were as potent, even more potent, than I remembered them.
There have been some excellent sports journalists over the years, but Hugh McIlvanney, for me, is the best.
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