A Century of Boxing Greats: Inside the Ring with the Hundred Best Boxers

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A Century of Boxing Greats:Inside the Ring with the Hundred Best Boxers is a book about boxing, written by Patrick Myler and published in England in 1997 by Robson Books. Printed in Great Britain by St. Edmundsdurry Press, in Suffolk, and released in 1998 in the United States by Robson/Parkwest Publications in New York City, the book has the Library of Congress catalog card number 97-74450. Hardcover: ISBN 1-861-05134-4. Softcover: ISBN 1-861-05258-8.

List of boxers covered

Historical mistakes in the book

The book is mostly historically correct about the facts they point out, but there are a few mistakes in the book. These are some of them:

  • When the author speaks of a dream where everything in boxing would be ideal, he states Marcel Cerdan wouldn't bear any of the scars of that horrific plane crash- Cerdan died in the plane crash.
  • The Julio Cesar Chavez section says Chavez beat Edwin Rosario by knockout in ten rounds. Chavez actually took eleven rounds to win.
  • The Roberto Duran section says Duran beat Iran Barkley with a brilliant knockout. Duran won that fight by decision.
  • The Wilfredo Gomez section says Gomez beat Lupe Pintor by knockout in twelve rounds. Gomez actually took fourteen rounds to win.
  • The Salvador Sanchez section says that he dropped Gomez three times during their fight. He actually dropped Gomez twice. It also says that Sanchez died five months after his fight with Azumah Nelson, when in reality, Sanchez only died a month and a half after it.
  • The caption below Alexis Arguello's photo identifies him as a Versatile Argentine. Arguello is actually from Nicaragua.
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