The Big Fight

My Life in and Out of the Ring

by Sugar Ray Leonard and Michael Arkush

Paperback, 303 pages, Penguin Group USA, List Price: $16 | purchase

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My Life in and Out of the Ring
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Hardcover, 303 pages, Penguin Group USA, $26.95, published June 6 2011 | purchase

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The Big Fight
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My Life in and Out of the Ring
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Sugar Ray Leonard and Michael Arkush

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The International Boxing Hall of Fame icon shares the story of how he rose from impoverished origins to become a national Golden Gloves champion, Olympic gold medalist and top-rate pro, offering insight into such topics as his professional relationships, exposure to sport corruption and struggles with addiction. 75,000 first printing.

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Sugar Ray Leonard is a 1976 Olympic gold medalist. Deborah Wald hide caption

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Welterweight boxer Sugar Ray Leonard, pictured above in August 1979, laughs as he tapes his hands before a workout in the boxing ring at the community center in Capitol Heights, Md. AP hide caption

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