On The Chin

Paradise - - Living -

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.

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