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Contents Foreword: Thomas Hauser 1: A Ghost Orbiting Forever: Muhammad Ali 1942-2016 2: Fugitive Days: Jack Johnson in Exile 3: The Last Goodbye: Remembering the Rivalry Between Roberto Duran and Esteban De Jesus 4: Right on for the Darkness: On Aaron Pryor 1955-2016 5: The Catastrophist: The Troubled World of Don Jordan 6: Dark Sun: Remembering Joe Frazier 7: Strange Days: The Johnny Saxton Story 8: The Hurting Kind: Wilfredo Gomez vs. Lupe Pintor 9: Yesterday Will Make You Cry: The Short, Tragic Career of Davey Moore 10: Under Saturn: Johnny Tapia 1967-2012 11: Total Everything Now: Mike Tyson, 1988 12: The Windfall Factor: The Night Bert Cooper Almost Beat Evander Holyfield for the Heavyweight Title 13: Red Arrow: The Mysterious Death of Sonny Liston 14: The Dark Corner: The Furious Life of Jake LaMotta 15: A Young Old Man: The Tragic Life of Ad Wolgast 16: The Lightning Within: Tony Ayala, Jr. 17: No Exit: Eddie Machen 18: One Long Season in Hell: On Michael Dokes 19: Lightning Express: The Quick Rise and Even Quicker Fall of Al Singer 20: Live Forward, Learned Backward: Mike Quarry and the "Quarry Curse" 21: Leftover Life to Kill

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Carlos Acevedo was the founder of The Cruelest Sport and is a member of the Boxing Writers Association of America. His work has appeared in Inside HBO Boxing, Boxing News, Remezcla, Boxing Digest, and Hannibal Boxing. His stories A Darkness Made to Order and A Ghost Orbiting Forever both won first place awards from the BWAA. Acevedo is also a member of the International Boxing Research Organization. He is the author of the forthcoming book Sporting Blood (Hamilcar Publications 2020). Thomas Hauser (Foreword) is the author of forty-eight books on subjects ranging from professional boxing to Beethoven. Hist first novel Missing was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize, the Bancroft Prize, and the National Book Award, and was the basis for the Academy Award-winning film starring Jack Lemmon and Sissy Spacek. Hauser wrote Muhammad Ali: His Life and Times-the definitive biography of "the most famous man on earth"-was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award. Hauser contributed a foreword to the forthcoming book, Sporting Blood, by Carlos Acevedo (Hamilcar Publications 2020). He currently lives in Manhattan.

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