Becoming Holyfield: A Fighter's Journey

Becoming Holyfield A Fighter s Journey The book is brand new and will be dispatched from UK

  • Title: Becoming Holyfield: A Fighter's Journey
  • Author: Evander Holyfield
  • ISBN: 9781847371379
  • Page: 411
  • Format: Paperback
  • The book is brand new and will be dispatched from UK.

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    1. Was a little disappointed in this book I found Evander's narrative a little too syrupy for my liking at times I felt bad for the guy as it becomes apparent that on many occasions through his life his good nature has been exploited by scheming women and businessmen using his faith and career to their own advantages would have liked to have heard a lot less about his religious beliefs and a lot more about his amazing boxing career which made him one of my all time heroes

    2. A brief skim through his life to date. I thoroughly enjoyed the view into his young life and growth into early adulthood. I was disappointed in the lack of quality when covering his spectacularly successful career as 5 time heavyweight champ. This book could have been so much more compelling if the time and effort into its construction had been invested to ensure a no holds barred account of his triumphs and failures both personally and professionally. As it is I found it readable but largely fo [...]

    3. This is an autobiography. I expected Evander to be a more angry person that swears a lot, but you actually come to find that he's a pretty humble guy trying to do the right thing. (Although having 11 kids with some 4 different women and only 2 within wedlock is not exactly the kind of morals I uphold.) He tries to explain how prize fighting is okay, but I don't see how agreeing to beat the pulp out of someone that wants to knock you out makes things okay. Anyway, the story was interesting but no [...]

    4. Honestly, I nearly couldn't get past the second page when he talked about southern racism. I muddled through, though. He's really pulled himself through a tough childhood and succeeded despite it all.

    5. Contains some good stories and life lessons, but nothing too juicy. The comments on money and trust are wise. It's a decent memoir for a boxer, although I feel like Holyfield's voice didn't always come through the ghostwriting.

    6. Although I am not a fan of Holyfield's, I am impressed with a person who can make a slow climb from the ghetto to public recognition. So far I am impressed with the book. More to come.

    7. *sigh* i can't imagine i'll like this at all. but, the boy loved it and i've made him read enough of my selections that i couldn't really decline when he put it to me. we'll see.

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