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  • Published: 2 February 2012
  • ISBN: 9781448116072
  • Imprint: Ebury Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 336
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The Big Fight

My Story




The revealing autobiography from Sugar Ray Leonard, one of boxing's greatest fighters

'To be legendary you got to have heart... Ray's heart was bigger than all the rest' Muhammad Ali

SUGAR RAY LEONARD was one of the greatest boxers ever. An artist and a showman he was always willing to take the difficult fight: his gruelling encounters with Roberto Duran, Thomas Hearns and Marvin Hagler have become legendary.

Ray's autobiography takes you into the ring - with the mind games, brutality and euphroia. But, outside of the ring, Ray's biggest opponent was himself. From early domestic violence and sexual abuse to a blur of fame, sex, greed, drink and drug addiction at the height of his career that cost him so much, The Big Fight is a remarkable portrait of the rise, fall and final redeption of a true fighter in every sense.

  • Published: 2 February 2012
  • ISBN: 9781448116072
  • Imprint: Ebury Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 336
Categories:

About the author

Sugar Ray Leonard

SUGAR RAY LEONARD won gold at the 1976 Olympics in Montreal and went on to win world titles in five different weight classes, defeating such rivals as Roberto Duran, Tommy Hearns and Marvin Hagler. Leonard lives in California with his wife, Bernadette.

Praise for The Big Fight

Gripping and revealing… the raw truth

Donald McRae, Guardian

[An] uninhibited memoir… Sugar Ray’s bittersweet ascent to greatness

Daily Telegraph

A fascinating, illuminating, engaging story of what it takes to be successful at the highest levels. Simultaneously, The Big Fight is a most instructive study of competitive strategy

New York Journal of Books

A book as candid as any you'll ever read from a former athlete

The Morning Sun

Revelatory

Kirkus

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