Iron Ambition - Tyson, Mike; Sloman, Larry
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From the former heavyweight champion and bestselling memoirist comes an intimate look at the life and leadership lessons of Cus D'Amato, the legendary boxing trainer and Mike Tyson's surrogate father. When Cus D'Amato first saw thirteen-year-old Mike Tyson spar in the ring, he proclaimed, "That's the heavyweight champion of the world." D'Amato, who had previously managed the careers of world champions Floyd Patterson and José Torres, would go on to train the young boxer for several years; he died a few months before Tyson became the youngest heavyweight champion in history. D'Amato played a…mehr

Produktbeschreibung
From the former heavyweight champion and bestselling memoirist comes an intimate look at the life and leadership lessons of Cus D'Amato, the legendary boxing trainer and Mike Tyson's surrogate father. When Cus D'Amato first saw thirteen-year-old Mike Tyson spar in the ring, he proclaimed, "That's the heavyweight champion of the world." D'Amato, who had previously managed the careers of world champions Floyd Patterson and José Torres, would go on to train the young boxer for several years; he died a few months before Tyson became the youngest heavyweight champion in history. D'Amato played a huge role in Tyson's formative years, legally adopting him at age sixteen after his mother died and shaping him both physically and mentally after years of living in fear and poverty. In IRON AMBITION, he elaborates on the life lessons that D'Amato passed down to him and reflects on how the trainer's words of wisdom continue to resonate with him outside the ring. The book also chronicles Cus's courageous fight against the mobsters who controlled boxing, revealing more than we've ever known about this singular cultural figure.
  • Produktdetails
  • Verlag: Little, Brown Book Group
  • Seitenzahl: 480
  • Erscheinungstermin: 25. Mai 2017
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 166mm x 242mm x 43mm
  • Gewicht: 802g
  • ISBN-13: 9780751559590
  • ISBN-10: 0751559598
  • Artikelnr.: 42799189
Autorenporträt
Mike Tyson is the former undisputed heavyweight champion of the world, and the first boxer ever to hold the three biggest belts in prizefighting - the WBC, WBA, and IBF world heavyweight titles - simultaneously. Tyson's enduring appeal has launched him into a career in entertainment: he was a standout in the blockbuster films The Hangover and The Hangover Part II, and recently he has earned tremendous acclaim for his one-man show Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth. Tyson has launched a clothing company, Roots of Fight, and Tyrrhanic Productions, which currently has several film projects in development. In 2011 he was inducted into the Boxing Hall of Fame. He lives in Las Vegas with his wife, Kiki, and their children. Larry "Ratso" Sloman is best known as Howard Stern's collaborator on Private Parts and Miss America. Sloman's recent collaborations include Mysterious Stranger, with magician David Blaine; Scar Tissue, the memoir of Red Hot Chili Peppers lead singer Anthony Kiedis; and Undisputed Truth with Mike Tyson. His biography of Houdini, The Secret Life of Houdini, is soon to be a major motion picture for Lionsgate. miketyson.com @miketyson
Rezensionen
Compelling . . . Loaded with anecdotes about the mob, a series of fights (not just those featuring Tyson), American life in the Seventies and Eighties, this is a great read for fans of boxing as well as those who enjoy the smell and sound of authenticity to their sporting titles. And there's plenty of it Bristol Post