BLOOD SEASON Tyson and the World of Boxing

Author: Berger (Phil)
Year: 1989
Publisher: Wm. Morrow (New York)
Edition Details: 1st US Edn.
Book Condition: Vg/Vg
ISBN: 9780877959625
Price: 25.00
Hardback. SIGNED. The author was the boxing reporter for 'The New York Times'. A riveting behind-the-scenes look at Mike Tyson and his world. The author spent much of the previous 10yrs at ringside. He practically did time in Las Vegas and Atlantic City hotel lobbies and in Madison Square Garden dressing rooms. He had flown off in search of the elusive Leon Spinks, kept tabs on the unpredictable Wayne Berbick and followed the tempestuous career of Mike Tyson ever since a 1985 undercard. He knew the fighters and the trainers, the managers and the promoters, the wives and girlfriends. Here are Sugar Ray Leonard, Don King, Gerry Cooney, Michael Spinks, Donald Trump, Muhammad Ali, and a smart guy at HBO who thought that boxing might be ready for a revival if he could start something called the heavyweight unification series. And then, of course there was Robin Givens... Illus., Epilogue and Index. 318pp. 8vo. h/back. FLATSIGNED BY THE AUTHOR + tipped in bookplate of the W.B.C. and SIGNED by the Treasurer STEVE CROSSON. This book came from the library of the legendary former Scotland Yard Det. Chief Supt. Leonard 'Nipper' Read, who was Chair then President of the British Boxing Board of Control, and who was also responsible for the arrest and conviction of the infamous Kray twins, Ronnie and Reggie. Although his name is not mentioned there is a small handwritten post-it note by Nipper attached to one of the pages. With a beverage stain to the lower edge and lower part of the fore-edge o/w Vg. in Vg. dw. which also has an internal stain to the lower edges. A fairly heavy book which may require additional postage if shipped overseas.

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