Boxing in America by David L., Jr. Hudson

By David L., Jr. Hudson

Boxing has lengthy been a well-liked fixture of yank recreation and tradition, regardless of its decidedly seedy aspect (the indisputable fact that a number of boxing champions bought their talents in criminal or reform faculties, the corruption and greed of convinced boxing promoters, and the involvement of the mob in solving the end result of many giant fights). but boxing is still an iconic and extensively well known spectator recreation, even in mild of its decline a result of fresh burgeoning curiosity in combined martial arts (MMA) contests. What had made this recreation so spell binding to our country for this kind of lengthy interval of time?||This ebook includes even more than easy documentation of the numerous dates, humans, and bouts within the historical past of yankee boxing. It finds why boxing grew to become considered one of America's major spectator activities on the flip of the century and examines the standards that experience swayed the public's notion of it, thereby affecting its acceptance. In Boxing in the United States, the writer presents a compelling view of not just the pugilist activity, but in addition of our nation, our resources of leisure, and ourselves.

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