I bought it in January and said I’d read it at Christmas on the condition that I read all the books I said I was going to read this year. Mission accomplished.
I’m only 27 pages in and already enjoying it immensely.
Here’s the little Amazon blurb
This is no ordinary book about boxing. Dark Trade is Donald McRae’s vivid personal journey through the intense and forbidding world of the professional fight game. Tyson, Bruno, Hamed, Benn, Eubank, Watson, Jones, De La Hoya and Toney confide in him their fears and longings. Their fantastic, almost mythological stories are uncovered in new and striking detail, derived from the hundreds of hours McRae has spent in their company.With wit, compassion and lucidity, Dark Trade examines the way in which race and violence beat at the heart of our society, and asks what forces men to pursue this most brutal kind of stardom, what drives their outrageous ambition.
Anyway, enough of this, time to get lost in boxing.
(quick sidenote, I’ve been working on a boxing screenplay for oh, I don’t know, about 8 years now. I believe I may actually finish a draft I’m happy with next year.)