- By James Lawton

A Ringside Affair: Boxing's Last Golden Age

  • Title: A Ringside Affair: Boxing's Last Golden Age
  • Author: James Lawton
  • ISBN: 9781472945631
  • Page: 152
  • Format: Hardcover
  • A Ringside Affair Boxing s Last Golden Age For three decades throughout boxing s most engrossing era James Lawton was ringside covering every significant bout spending time with the likes of Muhammad Ali Sugar Ray Leonard Marvelous Marvin

    For three decades throughout boxing s most engrossing era James Lawton was ringside, covering every significant bout, spending time with the likes of Muhammad Ali, Sugar Ray Leonard, Marvelous Marvin Hagler, Tommy Hitman Hearns, Roberto Duran, Mike Tyson, Lennox Lewis, Evander Holyfield, and many other great fighters.A Ringside Affair brings that brilliant epoch back toFor three decades throughout boxing s most engrossing era James Lawton was ringside, covering every significant bout, spending time with the likes of Muhammad Ali, Sugar Ray Leonard, Marvelous Marvin Hagler, Tommy Hitman Hearns, Roberto Duran, Mike Tyson, Lennox Lewis, Evander Holyfield, and many other great fighters.A Ringside Affair brings that brilliant epoch back to life and puts it in the perspective it deserves It salutes the epic quality of boxing s last years of glory, retraces arguably the richest inheritance bequeathed to any sport, and speculates on the possibility that we will never see such fighting again.It is part celebration, part lament, but perhaps most of all it is a personal record of some of most enthralling and challenging days produced by the world s oldest sport.

    1 thought on “A Ringside Affair: Boxing's Last Golden Age

    1. A Ringside Affair is a love letter to boxing from one of the UK's great sportswriters. Each chapter covers one of the great fights or fighters that Lawton had the immense pleasure of witnessing throughout his career. It's clear that the era of the Four Kings (Leonard, Hearns, Hagler and Duran) stands out as a golden era, but it is the career of Iron Mike Tyson which clearly shines through in the book. While I was too young to witness the fights covered in the first half of the book, I've watched [...]

    2. Good StuffI was not familiar with Lawton before reading this book on boxing’s last great era. He writes with a Lieblingesque flair about boxing great matches and champions in the las two decades of the twentieth century. I love reading about boxing and can recommend this book heartily to anyone who loves to read about boxing, boxers, managers, promoters, trainers, and the seamy side of the sport.

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