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    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.

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/076...ef=oss_product

    I like me lists.

    Hawk
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    Re: 100 Boxing Books, I own, that I recommend:

    You not notice that some, a few, stories are repeated throughout, just written slightly differently?

    Liston's KO of Patterson is discussed twice, worded differently.
    Other instances too.

    As for the errors, when I start noticing them, I was then not all
    that convinced by some stories I was reading. I was trying to
    verify a lot of the data

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    I spent

    aroun $5 for the book and to honest I was not expecting much of anything.

    (Too many crap books bought in my lifetime).

    So I was pleasently surprised with this.

    Again, there were quirky things like you pointed out and some minor errors that I have run accross and I do have most if not all of the info in this book in other sources.

    But as a nice neat compilation of info, it could be a quick info resource.

    If only the format and order were a bit more formalized. But the index does help with that.

    Nice little add to the bookshelf.

    Hawk

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    Bert's new book The Ultimate Book of Boxing Lists.

    For those who know me, this is the ultimate for the Hawk.

    Now as with ANY list, you will not agree with everything. Or the majority of things.

    But it DOES strike an interest as there are 75 to 100 different lists in the book ranging from List of Greatest Featherweights of All Time (submitted top 10 or so by EACH Sugar and Atlas) to a list of the best left hooks, to Earnie Shavers personal list of the 10 Hardest punches he threw, to Mike Silvers list of the greatest Jewish fighters ever to the Best physiques, to the greates trainers, to the Most famous DQ's to the best lines ever uttered DURING a fight to everything else possibly imagined.

    I LOVE stuff like this, becuase it gets YOU, the reader, thinking.

    Hawk

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    Re: 100 Boxing Books, I own, that I recommend:

    Anyone read the Bud Taylor book?:

    http://search.barnesandnoble.com/The.../9781598587616

    Any good?

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