from the corner
In Muhammad Ali: A View from the Corner, the doctor examines Ali's
- from his early early victories, his membership in the Black
and his suspension from boxing due to his refusal to
serve in the Vietnam
War ("I got nothing against those Vietcong") to his
return to the
ring and his
emergence as Muhammad Ali,
the Champion of Champions.
Pacheco was an insider from the beginning, and his view's on Ali's family, friends,
and lovers are fresh and revealing. The book is peppered throughout with
on-the-scene sketches and rare photographs from his personal collection.
Readers will relive Ali's bruising matches with Joe Frazier (whom he fought three
times), Ken Norton (also three times), and George Foreman and other heart-stopping
bouts in which Ali won or lost by a whisker. Pacheco sadly recalls
how Ali's career went on a downward spiral, culminating in his disastrous
and embarrassing loss to Larry Holmes.
It's all here, told from an exclusive ringside seat, in the most intimate book ever
written about Muhammad Ali.
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