The Last Great Fight by Joe Layden
The Extraordinary Tale of Two Men and How One Fight Changed Their Lives Forever (St Martins Press)

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Meticulously researched, wonderfully written; the untold story of a legendary fight and the two warriors who would never be the same again
 
It is considered by many to be the biggest upset in the history of boxing: James "Buster" Douglas knocked out then-undefeated Heavyweight Champion Mike Tyson in the 10th round in 1990 when the dominating and intimidating Tyson was considered invincible.
THE LAST GREAT FIGHT takes readers not only behind the scenes of this epic battle, but inside the lives of two men, their ambitions, their dreams, the downfall of one and the rise of another.
Using his exclusive interviews with both Tyson and Douglas, family members, the referee, the cutmen, trainers and managers to the commentators and HBO staff covering the fight in Tokyo, Layden has crafted a human drama played out on a large stage. This is a compelling tale of shattered dreams and, ultimately, redemption.
 

About Joe Layden

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JOE LAYDEN is a multiple New York Times bestselling author and an award-winning journalist and author of more than twenty books. He lives in Saratoga Springs, New York.
 
Published October 2, 2007 by St. Martin's Press. 320 pages
Genres: Sports & Outdoors. Non-fiction

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Tyson, imprisoned on a rape conviction following his loss to Douglas, fought with mixed success until 2005, but his aura of invincibility had been erased on that fateful day in Tokyo.

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The Last Great Fight: The Extraordinary Tale of Two Men and How One Fight Changed Their Lives Forever by Joe Layden JR Books £18.99, pp308.

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