Cosmo Landesman

Fighting Spirit

Bouts of Mania: Ali, Frazier, and Foreman and an America on the Ropes

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Bouts of Mania tells the story of the bruising encounters – in and out of the ring – between three heavyweight boxing champions: Muhammad Ali, Joe Frazier and George Foreman. It’s a tale of boxing’s last golden era, when these three giants slugged it out and the world watched in wonder. Their story is tied to that of another great giant, America, which in the 1970s was bloodied, battered and on the ropes of history.

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