The Boxing Scene

Thomas Hauser
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PB: $29.95
EAN: 978-1-59213-977-4
Publication: Nov 08

HC: $81.50
EAN: 978-1-59213-976-7
Publication: Nov 08

Ebook: $29.95
EAN: 978-1-59213-978-1

256 pages
6 x 9

From the bestselling author, an insider’s look into a year of “the sweet science”

Read Chapter 1 (pdf).


Thomas Hauser has been called “one of boxing’s greatest writers.” The Boxing Scene, Hauser’s provocative new anthology, contains all of his trademark insights and candor as he peels away layers of hypocrisy to reveal the men who make up the contemporary boxing landscape. Hauser exposes the inner workings of HBO Sports; examines the phenomenon of mixed martial arts as it relates to boxing; and records the amusing encounter between his 81-year-old mother and larger-than-life boxing impresario Don King. The Boxing Scene also updates Hauser’s personal and professional thoughts on superstars like Oscar De La Hoya, Floyd Mayweather Jr., Ricky Hatton, Miguel Cotto, and Bernard Hopkins as well as fight promoter Bob Arum, announcer Bob Sheridan and a host of others. The Boxing Scene recreates another year in professional boxing and adds to Hauser’s definitive record of the sport.

About the Author(s)

Thomas Hauser is the author of 36 books, including Missing, which served as the basis for the Academy Award-winning film: Muhammad Ali: His Life and Times; and co-author (with Ali) of Healing: A Journal of Tolerance and Understanding. He has won numerous awards for his work, including the prestigious Prix Lafayette Award, the William Hill Book of the Year Award and the Nat Fleischer Award for Career Excellence in Boxing Journalism. He has written articles for The New Yorker, The New York Times and numerous other publications.


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