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Sparring with Smokin' Joe : Joe Frazier's epic battles and rivalry with Ali / Glenn Lewis.

Lewis, Glenn, 1947- (author.).

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Town of Plymouth.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Pease Public Library 796.83 LEWIS 34598000876089 New Books Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781538136799
  • ISBN: 1538136791
  • Physical Description: xi, 233 pages, 8 unnumbered pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Publisher: Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield, [2021]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 213-223) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Up in Joe's lair -- Down with the gym rats -- Return to black roots -- More than the white man's champion -- Ali's tap dance & Frazier's flying circus -- Lessons on beating a bear -- In the shadow of champions -- Bumpy roads to Olympic glory -- The Frazier's go pro -- (Mis)managing Marvis -- Smokin' Joe & the Ali Wars -- Extra Rounds -- Ali & Frazier on the comeback trail -- Epilogue: Ain't nothing but a party.
Summary, etc.:
"This book aims to rectify the imbalance in coverage between Joe Frazier and Muhammad Ali just in time for the 50th anniversary of The Fight of the Century. It is based on several months the author spent in the gym, on the road, and in verbal tussles with the legendary champion and gives new insight into Frazier"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Frazier, Joe, 1944-2011.
Ali, Muhammad, 1942-2016.
African American boxers > United States.
Boxers (Sports) > United States.
Boxing > United States > History.
Sports rivalries > United States > History.
Genre: History.

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