Once There were Giants

As a baby girl grows up and becomes an adult, the “giants” in her family seem to grow smaller.

**New edition updated with a foreword by Manny Pacquiao.** A celebration and memorial of the greatest era heavyweight fighters from 1962 to 1997, as witnessed ringside an International Boxing Hall Fame sportswriter. Once upon time, all memories made in ballparks arenas California New York, there was nothing rival that magic moment could grab fight crowd its collective jugular vein trigger tsunami raw emotion before single punch had even been thrown. That’s way it when giants danced boxing ring during golden eras greats Ali, Frazier, Holmes, Spinks, name few. There will never again be cycle like one began Sonny Liston stopped Floyd Patterson ended Mike Tyson bit slice out Evander Holyfield’s ear; no ersatz drama, smoke, mirrors, noise followed fighter’s entry into ring; crowds knew these men were not actors on stage but rather purpose—to other giants. By ringside, acclaimed sportswriter Jerry Izenberg watched history being those legendary days, witnessing fights Thrilla Manila Rumble Jungle preserving them punchy yet tremendous prose. Delivering both his eyewitness accounts revelatory back stories this boxing, invites readers place recollection. Were Giants is extraordinary likes which we shall see again.

A celebration and memorial of the greatest era heavyweight fighters from 1962 to 1997, as witnessed ringside by an International Boxing Hall Fame sportswriter. Once upon a time, all memories made in ballparks arenas California New York, there was nothing rival that magic moment could grab fight crowd its collective jugular vein trigger tsunami raw emotion before single punch had even been thrown. That’s way it when giants danced boxing ring during golden eras greats Ali, Frazier, Holmes, Spinks, name few. There will never again be cycle like one began Sonny Liston stopped Floyd Patterson ended Mike Tyson bit slice out Evander Holyfield’s ear; no ersatz drama, smoke, mirrors, noise followed fighter’s entry into ring; crowds knew these men were not actors on stage but rather with purpose—to other giants. By ringside, acclaimed sportswriter Jerry Izenberg watched history being those legendary days, witnessing fights Thrilla Manila Rumble Jungle preserving them punchy yet tremendous prose. Delivering both his eyewitness accounts revelatory back stories this boxing, invites readers place recollection. Were Giants is extraordinary likes which we shall see again.

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