McIlvanney On Boxing

McIlvanney On Boxing Hugh McIlvanney is a living legend in sports journalism A regular winner of the fiercely contested UK Sports Writer of the Year award he also has the unique distinction of being the only sports write

  • Title: McIlvanney On Boxing
  • Author: Hugh McIlvanney
  • ISBN: 9781840186055
  • Page: 214
  • Format: Paperback
  • Hugh McIlvanney is a living legend in sports journalism A regular winner of the fiercely contested UK Sports Writer of the Year award, he also has the unique distinction of being the only sports writer to have been voted Journalist of the Year He is respected for his incisive commentaries and perceptive analyses of football and racing, but this collection contains the beHugh McIlvanney is a living legend in sports journalism A regular winner of the fiercely contested UK Sports Writer of the Year award, he also has the unique distinction of being the only sports writer to have been voted Journalist of the Year He is respected for his incisive commentaries and perceptive analyses of football and racing, but this collection contains the best of his writing on his first great passion, boxing The book features in depth analysis of the build up, climax and aftermath of over 25 showdowns including Muhammad Ali vs Henry Cooper 1966 Joe Frazier vs Muhammad Ali 1971 George Foreman vs Ken Norton 1974 Eusibio Pedvoza vs Barry McGuigan 1985 Lloyd Honeyghan vs Marlon Starling 1989 Mike Tyson vs Frank Bruno 1989 An essential read for boxing lovers of all ages with writing so vivid that readers will feel like they have a ringside seat.

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    1. A legend of British journalism and a master craftsman, this is a sublime collection of articles that covers boxing through the golden age of Ali and Frazer and into the modern age of Mike Tyson and Holyfield, as well as riveting profiles of lesser known British fighters.Recalled with wry humour and a mesmerising command of the language, Mcllvanney can say more in one perfectly phrased and constructed sentence than most writers can manage in a paragraph. His essay on tragic Welshman Johnny Owen i [...]

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