Table of contents for The arc of boxing : the rise and decline of the sweet science / Mike Silver ; with a foreword by Budd Schulberg.


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Panel of Experts                           11
1. Origins                                        13
2. The Golden Age                                 29
3. The Incredible Shrinking Sport                 35
4. Paying Their Dues                              44
5. Cooking the Books: Boxing's Nutty
Knockout Numbers                              70
6. Where Have You Gone Charlie Goldman?           74
7. Boxing's Missing Links                         90
8. The Good, the Bad, and the Inconsistent        97
9. Fistic Forensics: Two Fights Analyzed         104
10. Too Much Amateur                              113
11. The Dominance Factor, Part One: Roy Jones, Jr.,
and Bernard Hopkins                          129
12. The Dominance Factor, Part Two: Roberto Duran,
Pernell Whitaker, Floyd Mayweather, Jr.      147
13. The Bigger They Are - The Harder They Fall    166
14. Boxing's Snake Oil Salesmen                   177
15. Boxing's Death by Alphabet                    202
Epilogue                                 217
Appendix: Statistics for Reigning Champions  219
Chapter Notes                            221
Bibliography                             223



Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Boxing Social aspects History, Boxing History