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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"Damage is an important book...Tris Dixon writes well...He's a meticulous researcher which further elevates his work...Dixon has made a major contribution to the health and safety of fighters. Now let's see who's paying attention."-Thomas Hauser, BoxingScene "This is the book that boxing has always needed...It is shattering yet moving, informative yet tender...An essential read for anyone who cares about boxing and its courageous, damaged fighters."-Donald McRae, The Guardian "Anyone who loves boxing-even the sport's most die-hard supporters-must take a longer and more serious look at the issues that Tris Dixon writes about with such nuance and humanity in Damage..."-Greg Bishop, Senior Writer, Sports Illustrated 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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