Damage: The Untold Story of Brain Trauma in Boxing (Hardback)
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Damage: The Untold Story of Brain Trauma in Boxing (Hardback)

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Hardback 312 Pages
Published: 27/05/2021
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Mixing meticulous research with moving testimony from boxers who have suffered brain trauma, this definitive account of chronic traumatic encephalopathy – and the sport's unwillingness to confront it – makes for shocking and frequently heartbreaking reading.

Shortlisted for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year 2021

It's an old story - a fighter gains fame, drives fast cars, makes piles of cash, and dates beautiful women. Then comes the fall - booze, drugs, depression, poverty, illness. This dark narrative has been playing out for a hundred years. Doctors first identified "Punch Drunk Syndrome" in 1928. It later became known as 'Dementia Pugilistica'. Today, we call it CTE (chronic traumatic encephalopathy).

The secret history of this disease in boxing has never been fully told- until now. In Damage, Tris Dixon uncovers the difficult truths of boxing and CTE and chronicles the lives of fighters affected by it. He interviews some of the sport's biggest names, some lesser-known journeymen, and highly respected trainers and other figures to try to understand why no one wants to discuss CTE or take responsibility for it.

Ultimately, Dixon takes aim at what boxing can do to help the warriors who sacrifice their health seeking glory in the ring. Will this book finally drive the sport to address the issue and help fighters get the help they deserve?

Publisher: Hamilcar Publications
ISBN: 9781949590210
Number of pages: 312
Dimensions: 228 x 152 mm

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