"Ringside" is a bountiful collection of the most memorable boxing stories by legendary boxing writer Budd Schulberg. Schulberg takes us all the way back to an epic bare-knuckle contest in England 200 years ago; draws a revealing portrait of 'Uncle' Mike Jacobs, the promotional impresario of boxing in its Golden Age; expertly places Joe Louis and Muhammad Ali in the social history of their times; brings followers up to date on the careers of the great names of recent decades - Tyson, Holyfield, de la Hoya, Hopkins, 'Chico' Corrales; and much more. Throughout this book, Schulberg provides a perfect blend of great writing on great fighters, laced with a realistic sense of boxing's wrongs as well as its rights. With prose that sparkles with authority and insight, Ringside is a main event in the world of sports literature.
Budd Schulberg was the author of What Makes Sammy Run?, On the Waterfront and The Harder They Fall. A celebrated boxing writer, he won every possible award the sport has to offer, including the Living Legend Award of the World Boxing Association, the A.J. Liebling Award of the Boxing Writers Association of America and was inducted into the Boxing Hall of Fame. He died in August 2009.