Boxing Writer Jeffrey Sussman Delivers Another Knockout Read
Huffington Post - 2 months
Pound for pound, Jeffrey Sussman is the strongest boxing writer alive.
Boxing has taken it on the chin of late. Few interesting fighters, few interesting fights.
And worst of all, from a literary perspective, few interesting books on boxing.
It's hard to imagine in a world of mixed martial arts and fantasy sports, but for the first half of the 20th century, boxing was the sport that captured the imagination of most Americans.
With the exception of the Kentucky Derby and the World Series, only prize fights could capture the entire imagination of the American people.
Boxing began its descent toward major TV spectacles all the way back in the 1950s, when TV promoted Friday night fights.
You might think televising boxing would have increased interest, but paradoxically, the reverse was true. Club fighters no longer had the opportunity to hone their trade in obscurity, slowly rising through the ranks to become great within the "squared circle."
Instead, they were rushed
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