On the Ropes: Boxing as a Way of Life

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Abstract

On the Ropes' is the graphic story of Beattie's own experiences in the gym and the hopes, dreams and lifestyles of the men he got to know there, from the great Prince Naseem down to the young lads wandering in off the street and the hard men with nowhere to go. He watches the boxers training and sparring, listens as they tell him of their aspirations, and observes their special camaraderie. And he follows them at play in nightclubs and bars, and in their enjoyment of brutal, illicit sports like dog-fighting and bare-knuckle fighting. By turns funny, touching and shocking, 'On the Ropes' is a unique insider's account of survival within the boxing ring and the gritty, macho culture that surrounds it.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherVictor Gollancz
ISBN (Print) 978-0575062245
Publication statusPublished - 1996

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Keywords

  • Psychology

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BEATTIE, GEOFFREY. / On the Ropes: Boxing as a Way of Life. London : Victor Gollancz, 1996.
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