Enjoyable telling of the long build up and match between Marvelous Marvin Hagler and Sugar Ray Leonard As the story moves toward April 6, 1987, Marantz covers the two champions biographies, fight history, and professional and personal struggles A must for fight fans, the book is an excellent case study of Sun Tzu s maxim that every battle is won before it s ever fought. This book covers the 1986 super fight between Marvin Hagler and Ray Leonard While it is a good book and does have some interesting moments for any one who is a fan of the sport or either fighter, I could not help but to feel that at times it reads like an extended article.I have watched this fight and most of the fights mentioned in this book numerous times and feel quite familiar with the bouts featured So I did not gain any new knowledge on the matches from this book, whereas others may The book did not really add or detract from any of the viewing experience of the actual fight and instead added elements that only ever seem to matter to those who have never fought Points that appeal to those who are fascinated by the fight game with a timid interest whereby they attempt to find drama in areas that most prize fighters would not even consider Over all a good read for fight fans and I am grateful I bought this book 66 % Well I thought it was a bit better than Sugar Ray s autobiogrpahy which I still haven t grown to love yet I did learn a few interesting things about Marvelous Marvin Hagler which was nice I knew nothing about him at all and the scoring controversy was interesting to read about as well As for the writing style its just okay, journalists writing long formats tend to be hit or miss for me Sometimes I love them, sometimes I hate them, mainly because of the trapped mindset of the reverse pyramid journalism style All things being equal I probably should have just gone to you tube and searched out the actual fight and just watched it instead. Good history of a great fight Interesting look at both fighters. Great and incisive book, with a lot of nuggets a must read for anyone interested in 80s boxing, Sugar Ray was very manipulative and Hagler carried a grudge against the boxing establishment that kept him from being able to counter Sugar Ray s mind games. On The Night Of April , , Sugar Ray Leonard Stole A Fight A Couple Of Million Witnesses Saw Him Get Away With It Leonard S Theft Was So Slick That The Victim, Marvelous Marvin Hagler, Didn T Know Until It Was Too Late His Middleweight Title Was Picked Clean And Gone, Forever In Its Own Way, It Was A Perfect Sting Of Course, Hagler Did Not See It That Way But If Winners Write History, A Salesman, A Con, A Sweet Scientist, And A Sorcerer Wrote This One Leonard Was Each And All In The Parking Lot Behind Caesars This Is The Story Of Sorcery At Caesars, And How Sugar Ray Put The Fight Game On Marvelous Marvin
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- 256 pages
- Sorcery at Caesars: Sugar Ray's Marvelous Fight
- Steve Marantz
- 17 August 2017 Steve Marantz