The Big Fight

Author: Sugar Ray Leonard

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448116074

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

View: 3848

'To be legendary you got to have heart... Ray's heart was bigger than all the rest' Muhammad Ali SUGAR RAY LEONARD was one of the greatest boxers ever. An artist and a showman he was always willing to take the difficult fight: his gruelling encounters with Roberto Duran, Thomas Hearns and Marvin Hagler have become legendary. Ray's autobiography takes you into the ring - with the mind games, brutality and euphroia. But, outside of the ring, Ray's biggest opponent was himself. From early domestic violence and sexual abuse to a blur of fame, sex, greed, drink and drug addiction at the height of his career that cost him so much, The Big Fight is a remarkable portrait of the rise, fall and final redeption of a true fighter in every sense.

The Big Fight

Author: Dave Hannigan

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1446448703

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 192

View: 7652

Twenty-four hours after arriving in Dublin, Muhammad Ali rang his publicist Harold Conrad. "Hey, Hal?" said Ali, "where are all the niggers in this country?" "Ali," replied Conrad, "there aren't any." On July 19, 1972, it took Muhammad Ali 11 rounds to defeat Al 'Blue' Lewis at Croke Park, Dublin. A mere footnote in the larger Ali story, this fight against a game ex-convict from Detroit marked the culmination of an extraordinary week in Ireland's sporting and cultural history. From the moment the world's most charismatic athlete touched down at Dublin Airport and announced his maternal great-grandfather Abe Grady had emigrated from County Clare more than a century before, the country was in his thrall and, of course, being Ali - he loved it. It was to be a most extraordinary week for both him and the people he met. Ali was both charming and charmed by those who came to pay homage - among them, the then Taoiseach, Jack Lynch, civil rights campaigner Bernadette Devlin, oscar-winning director John Huston, actor Peter O'Toole and an old lady who invited him into her house for a cup of tea. Through interviews with dozens of those whose paths Ali crossed and many centrally involved in the planning and promotion of the event, Dave Hannigan has knitted together an enthralling narrative about one incredible boxer and the remarkable impact of his visit on the country of his ancestors.

The Big Fight (Gallipoli to the Somme)

Author: David Fallon

Publisher: DigiCat


Category: Fiction

Page: 144

View: 7940

"The Big Fight" is a war memoir by David Fallon. He was of Irish ancestry but a British soldier when WWI happened. He was first sent to Sydney to assist with enlistment, but he was flustered to enroll in the front lines, becoming an Anzac and thus a part of the catastrophic landing at Gallipoli (1915). As he describes it, the landing is like a scene from Saving Private Ryan, with Fallon's boat shelled, the men shot in the water or tangled up in a barbed-wire trap, the dead rapidly piling up on the beach, and the living bewildered and exhausted, attacked and pounded by enemy fire. As if witnessing the heaviest fighting at Gallipoli and afterward the Somme wasn't enough...

The Big Fight

Author: Tim Thornborough

Publisher: The Good Book Company

ISBN: 190876239X

Category: Religion

Page: 128

View: 8510

Hindus represent the third largest faith in the world, and yet many Christians know very little about their beliefs and lifestyle. This short book is designed to help both Christians and whole churches understand more about Hindus, and to reach out to them with the good news of the gospel. Both practical and warm, this book shows that every Christian is able to share their faith with Hindu friends and neighbours.

The Big Fight, Las Vegas Story, and Dog Tail

Author: Patrick Faherty


ISBN: 1456633805

Category: Fiction

Page: 82

View: 9458

Three Short Stories in One Book! The Big Fight, Las Vegas Story, and Dog Tail.

Big Fight

Author: Denzil Batchelor

Publisher: N.A


Category: Boxing

Page: 255

View: 5253

Reno's Big Gamble

Author: Alicia Barber

Publisher: N.A


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 319

View: 8689

The author traces the transformation of Reno's reputation from backward railroad town to the nationally known "Sin Central" in an engaging story that shows how a sense of place, promoted image, and civic reputation intermingled and influenced one another.