Boxing’s Greatest Upsets


H/B in D/W – 179 pages – 16 pages of b/w photos – ISBN 1-86105-202-2 – Published by Robson Books Ltd – 1998 – Book is in good condition.Dust Jacket has tiny nick at top of back, otherwise good.

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Few sports are as unpredictable as boxing, where the expected so often becomes the unexpected. Now, in the first book of it’s kind, Thomas Myler tells the inside stories of the most sensational and talked about upsets in world championship fights in the history of the ring, starting with the gas lamp days of James J.Corbett’s shock win over the mighty John L.Sullivan in 1892 right up to the modern era with the legendary Julio Cesar Chavez’s dramatic defeat by underdog Frankie Rendall.
In between are classic shock results including Mike Tyson’s shattering defeat at the hands of James ‘Buster’ Douglass, Muhammad Ali’s win over Sonny Liston against all the odds, Iran Barkley’s destruction of the legendary Thomas Hearns, and Gene Tunney’s great victory over the seemingly unstoppable Jack Dempsey.


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