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FACING ALI - The Opposition Weighs In by  Stephen (re: Muhammad Ali) Brunt - Signed First Edition - 2002 - from W. Fraser Sandercombe and

FACING ALI - The Opposition Weighs In

by Brunt, Stephen (re: Muhammad Ali)

Condition: Very Good/Very Good

Toronto: Alfred A. Knopf Canada, 2002. 301 pp. Signed by Stephen Brunt on the title page. Black boards lettered in red on the spine; headband; illustrated with black and white photographs. Light rubbing on the corners of the dustjacket; price intact; aside from the author's signature, no interior markings. This includes a dropped-in sports card from the 1991 AW Sports series featuring Ali vs Forman in Zaire, 1974. The Chapters are: Tunney Hunsaker; Henry Cooper; George Chuvalo; Brian London; Karl Mildenberger; Joe Frazier; Jurgen Blin; Joe Bugner; Ken Norton; George Foreman; Chuck Wepner; Ron Lyle; Jean-Pierre Coopman; Ernie Shavers; and Larry Holmes.. Signed by Author. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo.

Stephen Brunt is Canada’s premier sports writer and commentator. He began to write for the sports section of The Globe and Mail in 1985. His 1988 series on negligence and corruption in boxing won him the Michener award for public service journalism. In 1991 he took his children to meet Muhammad Ali at the legendary fighter’s home, and was nominated for the National Newspaper Award for his account of that visit. Brunt is also the author of Mean Business: The Rise and Fall of Shawn O’Sullivan , Second to None: The Roberto Alomar Story , and Diamond Dreams: 20 Years of Blue Jays Baseball . He was born in Hamilton, Ontario, where he lives now with his family.


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