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The Big Fight - My Life In and Out of the Ring-logo

The Big Fight - My Life In and Out of the Ring

Sugar Ray Leonard

In this unflinching and inspiring autobiography, the boxing legend faces his single greatest competitor: himself.Sugar Ray Leonard's brutally honest and uplifting memoir reveals in intimate detail for the first time the complex man behind the boxer. The Olympic hero, multichampionship winner, and beloved athlete waged his own personal battle with depression, rage, addiction, and greed.Coming from a tumultuous, impoverished household and a dangerous neighborhood on the outskirts of Washington, D.C., in the 1970s, Sugar Ray Leonard rose swiftly and skillfully through the ranks of amateur boxing-and eventually went on to win a gold medal in the 1976 Olympics. With an extremely ill father and no endorsement deals, Leonard decided to go pro.The Big Fight takes readers behind the scenes of a notoriously corrupt sport and chronicles the evolution of a champion, as Leonard prepares for the greatest fights of his life-against Marvin Hagler, Roberto Duran, Tommy Hearns, and Wilfred Benitez. At the same time Leonard fearlessly reveals his own contradictions and compulsions, his infidelity, and alcohol and cocaine abuse.With honesty, humor, and hard-won perspective, Leonard comes to terms with both triumph and struggle-and presents a gripping portrait of remarkable strength, courage, and resilience, both in and out of the ring.

In this unflinching and inspiring autobiography, the boxing legend faces his single greatest competitor: himself.Sugar Ray Leonard's brutally honest and uplifting memoir reveals in intimate detail for the first time the complex man behind the boxer. The Olympic hero, multichampionship winner, and beloved athlete waged his own personal battle with depression, rage, addiction, and greed.Coming from a tumultuous, impoverished household and a dangerous neighborhood on the outskirts of Washington, D.C., in the 1970s, Sugar Ray Leonard rose swiftly and skillfully through the ranks of amateur boxing-and eventually went on to win a gold medal in the 1976 Olympics. With an extremely ill father and no endorsement deals, Leonard decided to go pro.The Big Fight takes readers behind the scenes of a notoriously corrupt sport and chronicles the evolution of a champion, as Leonard prepares for the greatest fights of his life-against Marvin Hagler, Roberto Duran, Tommy Hearns, and Wilfred Benitez. At the same time Leonard fearlessly reveals his own contradictions and compulsions, his infidelity, and alcohol and cocaine abuse.With honesty, humor, and hard-won perspective, Leonard comes to terms with both triumph and struggle-and presents a gripping portrait of remarkable strength, courage, and resilience, both in and out of the ring.
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In this unflinching and inspiring autobiography, the boxing legend faces his single greatest competitor: himself.Sugar Ray Leonard's brutally honest and uplifting memoir reveals in intimate detail for the first time the complex man behind the boxer. The Olympic hero, multichampionship winner, and beloved athlete waged his own personal battle with depression, rage, addiction, and greed.Coming from a tumultuous, impoverished household and a dangerous neighborhood on the outskirts of Washington, D.C., in the 1970s, Sugar Ray Leonard rose swiftly and skillfully through the ranks of amateur boxing-and eventually went on to win a gold medal in the 1976 Olympics. With an extremely ill father and no endorsement deals, Leonard decided to go pro.The Big Fight takes readers behind the scenes of a notoriously corrupt sport and chronicles the evolution of a champion, as Leonard prepares for the greatest fights of his life-against Marvin Hagler, Roberto Duran, Tommy Hearns, and Wilfred Benitez. At the same time Leonard fearlessly reveals his own contradictions and compulsions, his infidelity, and alcohol and cocaine abuse.With honesty, humor, and hard-won perspective, Leonard comes to terms with both triumph and struggle-and presents a gripping portrait of remarkable strength, courage, and resilience, both in and out of the ring.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Michael Arkush

Length:

9h 28m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

06:31


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

04:30


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

02:10


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

04:49


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

06:23


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

01:57


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

07:19


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

04:29


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

01:31


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

07:38


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

07:46


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

01:25


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

06:48


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

05:20


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

03:14


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

07:38


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

07:02


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

04:19


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

06:39


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

04:59


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

07:45


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

07:57


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

02:26


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

07:01


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

07:56


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

07:49


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

03:03


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

06:25


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

02:07


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

05:52


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

05:36


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

07:12


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

03:18


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

03:00


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

04:31


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

04:35


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

04:29


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

04:21


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

03:03


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

06:07


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

07:03


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

02:25


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

07:22


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

05:41


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

04:18


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

03:52


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

06:30


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

06:40


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

03:41


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

06:12


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

06:22


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

07:14


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

05:18


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

05:16


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

06:32


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

03:32


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

03:11


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

05:41


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

04:06


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

03:43


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

04:31


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

03:00


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

07:10


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

01:39


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

01:30


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

01:51


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

04:37


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

03:43


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

05:14


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

07:13


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

03:40


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

05:43


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

07:50


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

02:06


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

05:09


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

06:41


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

06:44


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

05:47


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

07:08


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

06:54


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

03:59


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

04:15


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

04:03


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

08:05


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

02:02


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

05:55


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

04:47


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

02:59


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

06:48


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

04:53


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

07:42


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

07:34


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

02:29


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

07:22


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

01:30


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

07:27


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

06:11


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

03:27


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

01:34


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

06:29


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

04:06


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

07:02


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

02:34


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

06:20


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

01:59


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

01:54


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

07:32


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

04:11


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

05:45


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

03:36


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

06:52


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

01:29


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

05:29