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Title:The Gloves: A Boxing Chronicle
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Publisher:North Point Press
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The Gloves: A Boxing Chronicle by Robert Anasi

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC The Gloves: A Boxing Chronicle A gritty spirited inside look at the world of amateur boxing today b .

The Golden Gloves tournament is center stage in amateur boxing a single elimination contest in which young hopefuls square off in steamy gyms with the boxing elite looking on .

Robert Anasi took up boxing in his twenties to keep in shape attract women and sharpen his knuckles for the odd bar fight He thought of entering the Gloves but put it off Finally at age thirty two his last year of eligibility he vowed to fight although he was an old man in a sport of teenagers and a light man who had to be even lighter pounds to fight others his size .

So begins Anasi s obsessive preparation for the Golden Gloves He finds Milton a wily and abusive trainer and joins Milton s Supreme Team a black teenager who used to deal guns in Harlem a bus driver with five kids a hard hitting woman champion who becomes his sparring partner Meanwhile he observes the changing world of amateur boxing in which investment bankers spar with ex convicts and everyone dreads a fatal blow to the head With the Supreme Team he goes to the tournament whose outcome it seems is rigged like so much in boxing life today .

Robert Anasi tells his story not as a journalist on assignment but as a man in the midst of one of the great adventures of his life i The Gloves i his first book has the feel of a contemporary classic

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