By Phil Berger
Punch strains: Berger on Boxing by way of Phil Berger. Foreword through Bert Sugar. Profiles of Riddick Bowe, Mike Tyson, Sugar Ray Leonard, George Foreman, and lots of extra, by way of the previous boxing correspondent for the hot York instances. illustrated/index ISBN: 0-941423-95-6
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And although I've attended thousands of fights at ringside, probably going all the way back to Cain and Abel, it is this different view from a different pew that most appeals to me about PUNCH LINES. If I were Siskel & Ebert, I would give this book a two thumbs up. J. Liebling, Budd Schulbergand Phil Berger. BERT RANDOLPH SUGAR FEBRUARY 14, 1993 CHAPPAQUA, NEW YORK Page xi INTRODUCTION Here's the equation: boxing is to real life what Fellini is to the moviesa little bigger, a little gaudier than the strict facts.
It's never easy to sell little guys," said Sharnik. "But we were willing to work at it. Trouble was nothing was simple. There was never any organization. You didn't know who you were dealing with. Was it the lawyers? Stankie? Chargin? Rather than a plan, everything was difficult. It led to confusion. The kid became too absorbed in himself. He bought a Corvette. He was not concentrating on the fight life. He was too absorbed by play things. " The attorney's version differs. Blancarte said that Chargin and Sharnik were too typical of boxing men: "Like everybody else, they wanted something for nothing.
J. Liebling, Budd Schulbergand Phil Berger. BERT RANDOLPH SUGAR FEBRUARY 14, 1993 CHAPPAQUA, NEW YORK Page xi INTRODUCTION Here's the equation: boxing is to real life what Fellini is to the moviesa little bigger, a little gaudier than the strict facts. All the great literary themesmoney, power, sexget played out in the careers of marquee fighters and, because a boxer's skills erode a lot quicker than, say, the Grand Tetons do, there's an urgency to get one's money's worth while it can be had. So the best fighters live accelerated lives, and it's a rare instance when they emerge untouched by events.