Hailed by critics as a long-overdue portrait of Sugar Ray Robinson, a man as elusive outside the ring as he was magisterial in it, Pound by Pound is a lively and nuanced profile of an athlete who is arguably the best boxer the scene has ever seen. But the same discipline that Robinson brought to the sport eluded him at home, leading him to emotionally and physically abuse his family. Exposing Robinson's flaws as well as putting his career in the context of his life, this book tells for the first time the full story of a truly complex man.
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Inc
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 302 g
Dimensions: 202 x 132 x 19 mm
"Admiring biography that neither glosses over nor dwells on [Ray's] not-always-great behavior outside the ring." -- Kirkus Reviews "A rich history of the athlete, the man, the sport and a fascinating time in African American history." -- Ebony "An informative account of the life of Hollywood-handsome middleweight champion Sugar Ray Robison." -- Essence "A nuanced, sensitive, critical, and definitive biography of arguably the greatest boxer of all time." -- --Kevin Powell, author of Who's Gonna Take the Weight? Manhood, Race, and Power in America