Thursday, May 28, 2015

The Fight of the Century--#30 finished

Good book about the first Ali vs Frazier fight and the buildup before and a quick run down of what came after.  Ali being suspended after his arrest for refusing his begin drafted and serving in the Army during Vietnam along with trying to get back into top shape after having those 3 years off.  Frazier's style of fighting where he keeps coming after his opponent and taking a lot of punishment--doing this to compensate for his smaller stature and shorter reach--makes a shorter career likely.  Just lots of good stuff in the book about both fighters and the people around them.  This was really the heyday of boxing.

I will probably post it on PBS, there are no copies on the system so it will be the only one but things aren't moving much at PBS so who knows how long it will sit there.

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