This last week I started reading three recent boxing autobiographies or biographies, but didn’t get far with any of them. They weren’t awful, but weren’t good either – plodding, literally blow-by-blow accounts offering little insight into the moral, emotional and financial complexities of what Mike Tyson has memorably called “the hurt business”.
Oscar De La Hoya
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Saturday 25 July 1992
SYMPATHY for the notion that boxing should be cut from the Olympics is based not so much on brutal and tragic images of the sport as the strife that has consistently erupted outside the ring.
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