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Bukfan

"The law is wrong; I am right"
And if you're hungry for more there's, "Mike Tyson - The Untold Story", in 11 parts:


And then there's, "The Mike Tyson Story, documentary", in 8 parts:


And there's, "Mike Tyson Beyond The Glory", in 11 parts:

 
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I've got Tyson to watch but haven't got round to it yet. I also remember seeing that Naseem doc a while ago.
When We Were Kings is a must watch for any boxing fan - about The Rumble in the Jungle and the lead up to it. A lot of you will probably have seen it before. A good companion to it is Norman Mailer's The Fight.
Another is Fabulous Four - about the fights in the 80s that took place between Hearns, Hagler, Leonard and Duran. Classic.
 

Digney in Burnaby

donkeys live a long time
A couple boxing books in line to be read at some point are The Big Fights (Avon, 1950) and In This Corner by Peter Heller.

And, of course, there is the fighter Bukowski mentioned at least once: Two Ton Tony Galento:


and the


with Max Baer in 1940.
 

number6horse

okyoutwopixiesoutyougo
I cannot wait to see James Toback's documentary. Tyson has always fascinated me.

Has anyone ever seen footage of Jake LaMotta ? I saw one clip (I forget the opponent) and he was kicking this guy's ass so bad, I had to look away for a few seconds. It wasn't boxing, it was a beating and I couldn't believe the referee didn't step in sooner. But those were the days. Probably the TV network or the mob paid the ref to stand by as long as possible to put on a "good" show. Whew - talk about a tough day on the job.....
 

Black Swan

Abord the Yorikke!
Just watched Tyson and I found it very well done. I found him honest and bare.
I like to watch boxing matches for some reason. Although it does not make sense to me to get knocked out or knock someone down. I admire the style and discipline.
 

Black Swan

Abord the Yorikke!
Boxing Bukowski, what is this?

Bukowski and the boxing Kangaroo, Rodger Jacobs, April 25, 2009

http://carversdog.wordpress.com/2009/04/25/bukowski-and-the-boxing-kangaroo/

In his younger and more vulnerable years Bukowski's father gave him some advice that he had been turning over in his mind ever since.

"Whenever you feel you've seen the worst shit life has to offer," his father told the young lad, "just be thankful that you never had to box a kangaroo."
 

hoochmonkey9

Art should be its own hammer.
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very good book on Liston. and boxing in general.
 

nervas

more crickets than friends
Nick Tosches also wrote Hellfire: The Jerry Lee Lewis story which I found quite entertaining. So that interests me, to read the Sonny Liston story. By the way does anyone know where to find the Fabulous four that Bruno mentioned above?
 

hank solo

Just practicin' steps and keepin' outta the fights
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Fabulous Four seems to be on DVD (Region 2) from Amazon UK, but only on used VHS from the US site.


Might be worth getting a DVD to play on your PC (with VLC) depending on the postage.
 

nervas

more crickets than friends
Thanks Hank. I must be slow today, or I'm still elated with receiving the continual condition. I searched U.S. amazon and did not see it there, but see it thanks to your link. I think I'll pick up the VHS copy when I save some dough(or recycle some cans.) I grew up watching those fights.
 

Bukfan

"The law is wrong; I am right"
Nope. He's a genuine Bukowski copy cat. Maybe he could play Bukowski in a movie and get away with it better than Rourke and Dillon.
 
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hoochmonkey9

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just watched this fight from last month. one of the best fights I've seen in a loooong time.
 

d gray

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"assault in the ring" HBO doc

everyone loses in this one.

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PhillyDave

“The essential doesn't change.” Beckett
BD- The above mentioned book is really good. Have you read Tosches before? He is a brilliant, white hot, one/two punch. I've read lots of his stuff. In the Hand of Dante, Dino, Where Dead Voices Gather are fucking excellent. It's a tie between Dante & Dead Voices for favorites, not just of his but just favorites. I have his latest Me and the Devil sitting around, waiting to be read. Guess I'll tear into it next.
 
Fucking magic that fight, if you'll excuse the vernacular.
I must have watched it about 30 times down the years. Ali somehow comes up with his own strategy to defeat the unbeatable. It's an even fight but that exchange at the end of the 5th is when the tide really turns. To me it shows why Ali is arguably the greatest of all time because it demonstrates what heart he had. It almost brings a tear to my eye when I view it.
It probably goes without saying but Norman Mailer's The Fight is well worth a read.
 

d gray

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don't miss this is you haven't seen it -

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