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Iron Ambition: My Life with Cus D'Amato

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Published by Blue Rider Press on 2017-05-30
Hardcover: £21.37
SPORTS and RECREATION, BUSINESS and ECONOMICS, BIOGRAPHY and AUTOBIOGRAPHY


"[Iron Ambition] spells out D'Amato's techniques for building a champion from scratch." – Wall Street Journal

From the former heavyweight champion and New York Timesbestselling author comes a powerful look at the life and leadership lessons of Cus D’Amato, the legendary boxing trainer and Mike Tyson’s surrogate father.

 
When Cus D’Amato first saw thirteen-year-old Mike Tyson spar in the ring, he proclaimed, “That’s the heavyweight champion of the world.” D’Amato, who had previously managed the careers of world champions Floyd Patterson and José Torres, would go on to train the young Tyson and raise him as a son. D'Amato died a year before Tyson became the youngest heavyweight champion in history.
     In Tyson’s bestselling memoir Undisputed Truth, he recounted the role D’Amato played in his formative years, adopting him at age sixteen after his mother died and shaping him both physically and mentally after Tyson had spent years living in fear and poverty. In Iron Ambition, Tyson elaborates on the life lessons that D’Amato passed down to him, and reflects on how the trainer’s words of wisdom continue to resonate with him outside the ring. The book also chronicles Cus’s courageous fight against the mobsters who controlled boxing, revealing more than we’ve ever known about this singular cultural figure.


(Hardcover, 2017-05-30)


ASIN: 0399177035
ISBN: 9780399177033
EAN: 9780399177033

ACTIVITY FROM AROUND THE WEB

The boxing champion, infamous for biting and beating, reveals his soft side in this memoir of his longtime mentor and trainer.

A belated but welcome homage to a boxing legend who died shortly before Tyson’s career took off. Fans of the sweet science will want to have a look.

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