The big fight: My Life In and Out of the Ring

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full_title big fight my life in and out of the ring
author leonard sugar ray
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author Leonard, Sugar Ray, 1956-
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display_description In this unflinching and inspiring autobiography, the boxing legend faces his single greatest competitor: himself.
Sugar Ray Leonard's brutally honest and uplifting memoir reveals in intimate detail for the first time the complex man behind the boxer. The Olympic hero, multichampionship winner, and beloved athlete waged his own personal battle with depression, rage, addiction, and greed.
Coming from a tumultuous, impoverished household and a dangerous neighborhood on the outskirts of Washington, D.C., in the 1970s, Sugar Ray Leonard rose swiftly and skillfully through the ranks of amateur boxing-and eventually went on to win a gold medal in the 1976 Olympics. With an extremely ill father and no endorsement deals, Leonard decided to go pro.
The Big Fight takes readers behind the scenes of a notoriously corrupt sport and chronicles the evolution of a champion, as Leonard prepares for the greatest fights of his life-against Marvin Hagler, Roberto Duran, Tommy Hearns, and Wilfred Benitez. At the same time Leonard fearlessly reveals his own contradictions and compulsions, his infidelity, and alcohol and cocaine abuse.
With honesty, humor, and hard-won perspective, Leonard comes to terms with both triumph and struggle-and presents a gripping portrait of remarkable strength, courage, and resilience, both in and out of the ring.
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subject_facet Boxers (Sports) -- United States -- Biography, Boxing -- United States, Leonard, Sugar Ray, -- 1956-
title_display The big fight : my life in and out of the ring
title_full The Big Fight My Life In and Out of the Ring, The big fight : my life in and out of the ring / Sugar Ray Leonard with Michael Arkush
title_short The big fight :
title_sub My Life In and Out of the Ring
topic_facet African American Nonfiction, Biography & Autobiography, Boxers (Sports), Boxing, Leonard, Sugar Ray, Nonfiction, Sports & Recreations