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In The Red Corner John Duncan

In The Red Corner

John Duncan

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ISBN : 9780224060943
Paperback
240 pages
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 About the Book 

John Duncan, sports correspondent with the Guardian, needs a change: he leaves his job and moves to Havana to arrange a fight between Mike Tyson and Cuban Olympic champion Felix Savon, the worlds two greatest living heavyweights. However,MoreJohn Duncan, sports correspondent with the Guardian, needs a change: he leaves his job and moves to Havana to arrange a fight between Mike Tyson and Cuban Olympic champion Felix Savon, the worlds two greatest living heavyweights. However, professional boxing is illegal in Cuba since it was banned by Castro in 1961, and Felix Savon had already turned down the $25 million purse offered by Don King to fight Tyson. So John Duncan spent a year negotiating with Cuban bureaucracy in an attempt to pull off the impossible and arrange a professional fight in the last bastion of Communism, where money doesnt buy everything. Duncans account of his year in the maelstrom of Havanas heat and bureaucracy is intercut with portraits of Cubas most famous boxing legends, including Teofilo Stevenson, Benny Kid Paret, Black Bill, Kid Gavilan, Angel Espinosa and Kid Chocolate. This book is a reflection on the noble and often dirty art of boxing, both past and present.