THE LAST GREAT FIGHT ~ The Extraordinary Tale of Two Men and How One Fight Changed Their Lives Forever
Book review and technical detail THE LAST GREAT FIGHT ~ The Extraordinary Tale of Two Men and How One Fight Changed Their Lives Forever Joe Layden
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|Title||THE LAST GREAT FIGHT ~ The Extraordinary Tale of Two Men and How One Fight Changed Their Lives Forever|
|Category||Entertainment & Sports|
|Publisher||St. Martin's Press|
|Publishing Date||1st January, 1970|
Sportswriter Layden (The Abundant American Baseball Strike, 1995, etc.) colorlessly recounts Buster Douglas’s 1990 agitated of Mike Tyson. Douglas was a 42-1 underdog back he defeated the alarming brawler in Tokyo, but this argument doesn’t bout the action of artlessly watching the action on video. The accuracy is, neither Tyson nor Douglas are absorbing characters, and Layden’s rambling, generally alliterative anecdotal doesn’t accomplish them any added compelling. Tyson had become the youngest ample best anytime in 1986, and his best almanac included abounding first-round knockouts. Douglas, meanwhile, admitting growing up in a ancestors of boxers (his ancestor was a boxy middleweight), was a afraid warrior who would accept adopted a career in basketball. Prone to weight accretion and generally acquiescent in the ring, he somehow summoned one abundant night of battle that, accompanying with Tyson’s aftertaste for fast active and antipathy for prefight training, propelled the alien fighter to the title. His success was short-lived. The afterward year, Evander Holyfield agape out Douglas, who promptly ate himself into a near-fatal diabetic coma. He gamely recovered and alternate to the arena for several forgettable bouts, assuredly backward in 1999. Tyson, confined on a abduction confidence afterward his accident to Douglas, fought with alloyed success until 2005, but his ambience of backbone had been asleep on that acute day in Tokyo. Layden walks us through the milestones of both fighters’s careers and provides some revelations apropos infighting amid Douglas’s ever-changing handlers. He rarely provides absorbing behind-the-scenes actual about the sport. Quotes garnered from interviews with the two principals (Tyson’s via corpuscle phone) prove alone how blurred and unappealing they both are—which may the book’s best abiding revelation.Familiar account acquired with no amount added.
Meticulously researched, wonderfully written; the untold story of a legendary fight and the two warriors who would never be the same again It is considered by many to be the biggest upset in the history of boxing: James "Buster" Douglas knocked out then-undefeated Heavyweight Champion Mike Tyson in the 10th round in 1990 when the dominating and intimidating Tyson was considered invincible.THE LAST GREAT FIGHT takes readers not only behind the scenes of this epic battle, but inside the lives of two men, their ambitions, their dreams, the downfall of one and the rise of another.Using his exclusive interviews with both Tyson and Douglas, family members, the referee, the cutmen, trainers and managers to the commentators and HBO staff covering the fight in Tokyo, Layden has crafted a human drama played out on a large stage. This is a compelling tale of shattered dreams and, ultimately, redemption.
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