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Read online Four Kings: Leonard, Hagler, Hearns, Duran and the Last Great Era of Boxing.pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Four Kings: Leonard, Hagler, Hearns, Duran and the Last Great Era of Boxing By the late s boxing had lapsed into a moribund state and interest in it was on the wane In however the sport was resuscitated by a riveting series of bouts involving an improbably dissimilar quartet Sugar Ray Leonard Marvelous Marvin Hagler Thomas Hearns and Roberto Duran The Four Kings of the Ring would fight one another nine times throughout the decade and win sixteen world titles between them .

Like Ali and Frazier Dempsey and Tunney Robinson and LaMotta these four boxers brought out the best in each other producing unprecedented multi million dollar gates along the way Each of the nine bouts between the four men was memorable in its own way and at least two of them Leonard Hearns I in and Hagler Hearns in are commonly included on any list of the greatest fights of all time The controversial outcome of another the Leonard Hagler fight remains the subject of heated debates amongst fans to this day .

Leonard Hagler Hearns and Duran didn t set out to save boxing from itself in the post Ali era but somehow they managed to do so In i Four Kings i award winning journalist George Kimball documents the remarkable effect they had on the sport and argues that we will never see their likes again by George Kimball

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Four Kings: Leonard, Hagler, Hearns, Duran and the Last Great Era of Boxing
Title:Four Kings: Leonard, Hagler, Hearns, Duran and the Last Great Era of Boxing
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Number of Pages:368
Category:sports, non-fiction, history, biography
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Ploughshares Summer 1972, At the Fights: American Writers on Boxing, Manly Art: They Can Run-But They Can't Hide, Only Skin Deep, Manly Art: Dispatches From Ringside, A Corporal's Story: Civil War Recollections of the Twelfth Massachusetts, American at Large, Outsourcing Agreements: A Practical Guide, Four Kings: Leonard, Hagler, Hearns, Duran and the Last Great Era of Boxing, The Hurt Business: A Century of the Greatest Writing on Boxing
When George Kimball joined the Twelfth Massachusetts in he d been in the newspaper trade for five years When he mustered out three years later having been wounded at Fredericksburg and again at Gettysburg mortally it was mistakenly assumed at the time he returned to newspaper life There he remained working for the Boston Journal for the next four decades A natural storyteller Kimball wrote often about his military service always with a newspaperman s eye for detail and respect for the facts relating only what he d witnessed firsthand and recalled with remarkable clarity Collected in A Corporal s Story Kimball s writings form a unique narrative of one man s experience in the Civil War viewed through a perspective enhanced by time and reflection br With the Twelfth Massachusetts Kimball saw action at many of the most critical and ferocious battles in the eastern theater of the war such as Second Bull Run Antietam Gettysburg the Wilderness Spotsylvania and Petersburg engagements he vividly renders from the infantry soldier s point of view Aware that his readers might not be familiar with what he and comrades had gone through he also describes many aspects of army life from the most mundane to the most dramatic In his accounts of the desperate action and immediate horrors of war Kimball clearly conveys to readers the cost of preserving the Union Never vindictive toward Confederates he embodies instead the late nineteenth century s spirit of reconciliation br Editors Alan D Gaff and Donald H Gaff have added an introduction and explanatory notes as well as maps and illustrations to provide further context and clarity making George Kimball s memoir one of the most complete and interesting accounts of what it was to fight in the Civil War and what that experience looked like through the lens of time, Collection of Columns from The Irish Times, Outsourcing Agreements A Practical Guide is an accessible guide to the legal and practical issues arising from complex outsourcing deals with a particular emphasis on the UK and the US Lawyers executives and managers must learn how all of the pieces of the outsourcing jigsaw contractual operational technical and financial fit together into a coherent manageable whole that suppliers can perform and customers can manage This book covers the discrete legal issues involved and also the management of the relationship between vendor and purchaser of outsourcing services in a practical and comprehensive way The accessible anture of this book means it will be of interest to lawyers in private practice or in house in particular those who are new to outsourcing as an area of practice br, From the legendary i Irish Times i columnist and award winning veteran American sports journalist George Kimball author of the bestselling i Four Kings i comes this compilation of boxing related commentary criticism reportage and analysis representing the best of his work over the last decade This is a hard hitting look at the current state of boxing drawing on columns and articles from a wide variety of sources including the i Irish Times i TheSweetScience com and BoxingTalk com Kimball pulls no punches as he dissects the triumphs defeats and mistakes of the major figures in boxing from yesterday and today including Muhammad Ali George Foreman Manny Pacquiao Oscar De La Hoya and dozens more br br Sadly George Kimball passed away in July This hugely entertaining and informative collection is a fitting tribute to his long association with the sport of boxing and displays just why Kimball is so warmly regarded This is boxing writing at its best from a master of the craft