The son of poor Italian immigrants, with short arms and stubby legs, Rocky Marciano accomplished a feat that eluded heavyweight champions like Louis, Dempsey, Ali, and Tyson: He never lost a professional fight. A classic American tale of immigrant dreams, exceptional talent wedded to exceptional ambitions, compromises in the service of a greater good, astounding success, disillusionment, and a quest to discover what it all meant.
|I think if you are into boxing or the history of boxing or sports then this is a book for you. For me, this was right up my alley. No, I had never seen Rocky fight other than a few old black and white films at times, but I grew up with a dad that was into boxing. His generation boxing was a sport a way of life and every Friday night I would sit with him and we would watch any fight that would come on. This book reminded me of those times. The author takes you through his years growing up and then how he got into boxing and into professional boxing late. He will take you through each fight and the cast of characters behind the man. Some good and some not so good. Did Rocky know the difference who knows all he wanted to do is fight, box and the rest he just felt at times that he was taken advantage of by some people who said that they were looking out for him? A book that has its moments of happiness when he wins but also sadness even after he wins and of course after the plane crash. Overall this book was everything that I was expecting and a little more, a good book. I received this book from Netgalley.com I gave it 5 stars. Follow us atwww.1rad-readerreviews.com|