Four Kings: The intoxicating and captivating tale of four men who changed the face of boxing from award-winning sports writer George Kimball

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Four Kings: The intoxicating and captivating tale of four men who changed the face of boxing from award-winning sports writer George Kimball

Four Kings: The intoxicating and captivating tale of four men who changed the face of boxing from award-winning sports writer George Kimball

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Not to mention, winning a gold medal for his country gave him the status of a golden child in the American media. To say Hagler and ‘Hands of Stone’ also punched with conviction would be an understatement as they have incredible knockout reels that exemplify how hard they hit. The Hitman’s first 10 and nobody is more deserving than him with this attribute, he looked like a man amongst boys when using his power in the welterweight division and was able to carry it with him four divisions higher.

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By accepting all cookies, you agree to our use of cookies to deliver and maintain our services and site, improve the quality of Reddit, personalize Reddit content and advertising, and measure the effectiveness of advertising. Hagler’s score may be an eyebrow-raiser but his offence overshadowed his great defensive work back in the day. And I could have done with a lot less of the author in the book - just because you were there, doesn't mean we need to see so much of you! Boxing certainly has benefited most in history when it had a strong cast of heavyweights (Ali, Tyson, etc) but some of its greatest fights happened at the weight class right below.In the late 1970s, four gifted boxers rise up to dominate the sport and define an era: Sugar Ray Leonard, Marvin Hagler, Tommy Hearns and Roberto Duran. Great factual information, Kimball had access to tell some great stories that I'm sure were not known before it was published, and it is comprehensive.

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Four Kings captures the contests, fighters and the period with a wonderful perception and vividly conjures up those by-gone smoky and raucous ringside nights in Vegas. Boxing has garnered a certain level of unpopularity in some circles due to the brutality of the sport (after all, some die in the ring) but honestly the lack of men like Leonard, Hagler, Hearns, and Duran bring the demise of the sport before anything else. The book can be difficult to read at points, as Kimball tries to shoehorn in loads of information that doesn't always seem particularly relevant. Their names were Ray, Marvin, Tommy and Roberto and for a decade or so they achieved the near impossible in putting boxing almost on a par with football in the affection of a generation of sports fans.

And Duran had more colorful descriptions assigned to him and his name, than anybody's mother would like to know. Like Ali and Frazier, Dempsey and Tunney, Robinson and LaMotta, the 'Four Kings of the Ring' brought out the best in each other, producing unprecedented multi-million-dollar gates along the way.

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He (Duran) followed Toti to a boxing gym at the age of eight, and had his first amateur bout a year later. The fierce rivalry between world champions and future Hall of Famers known as the “Four Kings”– Roberto “Manos de Piedra” Durán, Marvelous Marvin Hagler, Thomas “The Hitman” Hearns, and Sugar Ray Leonard – produced a Golden Age defined by the nine world championship fights between them and solidified their place among the greatest to ever live.

Gentle giant Tommy Hearns represents Detroit’s hopes and dreams and after a devastating title fight, he’s crowned champion.



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