Fight Fan? A Must Read Book

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Joyce Carol Oates; book, On Boxing  (
is an absolute must read for fight fans.  Oates, known for a completely different subject matter writes with absolute clarity why boxing is such a great sport.  She dives into a bit of history and a somewhat psychological anaylsis of the sport, but without smothering your own thoughts on the topic.  She appreciates the vunerability of the fighter and their opponent.  She highlights the respect required of manhood itself when your goal is to knock another out.  It is a quick read and the best type of book to pass on. I read it about 16 years ago and have bought about 20 copies over the years.  I have given them to students of all ages.  

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