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Inside the Ropes free pdf This book features inside stories of some the greatest prizefights of all time, including Floyd Patterson-Ingemar Johansson II, Joe Frazier-George Foreman I, and the Fight of the Century: Muhammad Ali-Joe Frazier I. Referee and elder statesman of boxing Arthur Mercante gives behind-the-scenes glimpses into his world, and into the lives and careers of the greatest boxers of all time. From Jack Dempsey to Muhammad Ali, to George Foreman and Marvin Hagler: Mercante has known them all. He has officiated more championship fights than any other referee, and his blow-by-blow accounts are peppered with grit and telling details as he analyses what went right for the winners - and what went so wrong for the losers.But Mercante shares private moments as well. Making a commercial with Rocky Graziano, giving Sugar Ray Leonard a serious pep-talk in the dressing room before a bout, discovering to his surprise that Mike Tyson is a fan of his, these are the stories behind the glamour and the grit. Some are even the stories of an era: When asked by Producer David Susskind to assist in casting the movie "Requiem for a Heavyweight" by choosing the up-and-coming boxer most likely to become the next Heavyweight Champion of the World, Mercante shows up at Susskind's office with a young Cassius Clay in tow - and the rest is history. This is the Sweet Science as only Arthur Mercante knows it-the thrilling human drama that is boxing at its best!

About Arthur Mercante

Arthur Mercante has been a professional referee since the 1940s. Besides officiating Muhammad AliJoe Frazier I, he has been the third man in the ring for championship bouts featuring Floyd Patterson, Emile Griffith, Carlos Ortiz, George Foreman, Sugar Ray Leonard, Wilfred Benitez, Jeff Fenech, Mike Tyson, Julio Cesar Chavez, Ike Quartey, Roy Jones Jr., and Shane Mosley, among others. He lives in Garden City, New York."

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Author : Arthur Mercante
Publisher : McBooks Press
Data Published : 01 April 2006
ISBN : 1590131266
EAN : 9781590131268
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 230 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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