was much better than I expected.
Really anticipated a much heavier British slant. Not the case.
Lot's of good info and it is valuable as a compilation of info that those who have read various boxing publications for years, this book puts many of those lists that the Ring or the AP did, in one resource.
My thumb through had me not catching many if any major glaring errors (Thought I had one with Ike Quartey's older brother, Clement, who won Gold in the 60's Olympics. Did not realize that Ike had an older bro who boxed, achieved success and went by the same name or rather nickname: Ike. The book did reference the Lee LoCicero bout has being tabbed Fight of the Year in 1981. I think they meant to say Round 5 of that bout was called the ROUND of the year in 1981. FOY honors went to Leonard Hearns I by the RING and Pryor Johnson by KO Mag. Others in the running would have been Sanchez Gomez, Boza Chacon I and Arguello Mancini. Great 5th round in Lee LoCicero, but not a Great fight as a whole. Very Good, and made so by the wild fifth.)
While the book does have an index, which is very helpful, the order is somewhat maddening. THere does not seem to be any rhyme or reason as to why the factoids, lists, bios or quotes are placed thought out the book where they are placed.
Beyond that, A very nice resouce book.
Just ordered up Bert Sugar's new book:
The Ultimate Book of Boxing Lists.
I like me lists.