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This Boxing Game: A Journey in Beautiful Brutality

Author : John Wight
Hardback
Published : Monday 16 March 2020
ISBN : 9781785316272
Price : €24.99


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This Boxing Game: A Journey in Beautifu...

Hardback
16 Mar 2020

€24.99

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John Wight delves into the world of beautiful brutality, visiting gyms on both sides of the Atlantic. Through Wight's compelling memoirs we encounter the likes of Freddie Roach, Manny Pacquiao, James Toney and Josh Taylor. Boxing operates on a different moral and spiritual plane than other sports. This Boxing Game explores why and how.

What is it about boxing that charms and bewitches us? John Wight looks for the answer as he delves into the world of beautiful brutality. Showing that boxing is fundamentally tied to the human condition, he pulls back the curtains of his own masculinity to reveal the insecurities, life experiences and vulnerabilities that first drew him to the sport and have informed his engagement with it over a 20-year period. While relating his experiences in boxing gyms on both sides of the Atlantic, Wight reflects on the sport's origins, analysing some of its most memorable moments and characters. Through Wight's compelling memoirs we encounter some of modern boxing's most fascinating figures, among them Freddie Roach, Manny Pacquiao, James Toney and Scotland's IBF junior-welterweight world titlist Josh Taylor. Straddling the line between nobility and barbarity, boxing operates on a different moral and spiritual plane than other sports. This Boxing Game explores why and how.



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