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One Punch from the Promised Land

One Punch from the Promised Land

(2013)
Leon Spinks, Michael Spinks, and the Myth of the Heavyweight Title
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It was 1976 when Leon and Michael Spinks first punched their way into America's living rooms. That year, they became the first brothers to win Olympic gold in the same Games. Shortly thereafter, they became the first brothers to win the heavyweight title: Leon toppled The Greatest, Muhammad Ali; Michael beat the unbeatable Larry Holmes. With a cast of characters that includes Ali, Holmes, Mike Tyson, Gerry Cooney, Dwight Qawi, Eddie Mustafa Muhammad and dozens of friends, relatives, and boxing figures, ONE PUNCH FROM THE PROMISED LAND tells the unlikely story of the Spinks brothers. Their rise from the Pruitt-Igoe housing disaster. Their divergent paths of success. And their relationship with America. The book also uncovers stories never before made public: the big paydays, the high living, the backroom deals. It's not afraid to tackle an issue rarely discussed: Does the heavyweight title deliver on its promise to young men in the inner city? This is the definitive story of Leon and Michael Spinks. And a cross-examination of heavyweight boxing in 20th century America.

 
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Hardback Editions

September 2013 : USA Hardback
Title: One Punch from the Promised Land: Leon Spinks, Michael Spinks, And The Myth Of The Heavyweight Title
Author(s): John Florio, Ouisie Shapiro
ISBN: 0-7627-8300-1 / 978-0-7627-8300-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Lyons Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

August 2013 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: One Punch from the Promised Land: Leon Spinks, Michael Spinks, and the Myth of the Heavyweight Title
Author(s): John Florio, Ouisie Shapiro
Publisher: Lyons Press
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


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