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By David E. Finger

Boxing lovers love the disillusioned, seeing the underdog shock the heavy favourite and take the struggle to him, profitable over the fanatics and—perhaps much more important—the judges. Sylvester Stallone mined that emotion via his lengthy sequence of Rocky films.

Rocky is fiction, despite the fact that. the boys in Rocky Lives! are genuine. David E. Finger, a author for prime boxing site, offers chronologically seventy-five heavyweight boxing upsets of the Nineteen Nineties. a few contain boxers nonetheless battling at the present time; others comprise a cautionary story of once-great boxers chasing one final payday. There also are the early-round failures of wannabes and athletes who switched to boxing in midstream.

From the Tyson-Douglas, Foreman-Moorer, and Lewis-McCall top-dollar fights to low-level curiosities like former ny Jet Mark Gastineau getting embarrassed or Eric “Butterbean” Esch taking to the hoop, David Finger offers the simplest heavyweight upsets the Nineteen Nineties need to provide. You’ll examine crooked promoters drugging competitors, a convicted felon hoping victory within the ring will win him leniency, and a forty-five-year-old preacher seeking to exorcise a two-decade-old demon. Rocky Lives! brings all of the knockouts and slugfests correct into your house.

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