On The Chin
By Alex McClintock (Text Publishing)
This is the powerful story of a chubby young boy who falls in love with boxing. McClintock uses his own experiences in amateur boxing to explore the sport’s history and many contradictions. He delves into the lives of legendary boxers such as Australian and Aboriginal icon Lionel Rose and his conqueror, Mexican boxer Ruben Olivares, who is considered the fiercest bantamweight champion of all time. If you have read Hunter Thompson’s and Joyce Carol Oates’s stories about boxing, then you’ll enjoy McClintock’s approach to the sport and descriptions.