• "Schulberg's prose is imperious . . . Anybody with the slightest interest in the literature of sport should try to get their hands on this book"

    Daily Telegraph
  • "Schulberg is not merely a contender, he's an undisputed champion"

    Independent on Sunday
  • "Schulberg's prose packs as much of a punch as any of his heroes, but it is the sheer breadth of knowledge and history displayed here that takes the breath away"

  • "I have come across few men with as profound an understanding of the imperatives that govern the quality of a performance in the ring . . . the voice that will come through the ensuing pages is not just engaging and eloquent. It is wise"

    from the introduction by Hugh McIllvanney
  • "Schulberg remains a distinguished boxing author, which you'll confirm if you do yourself a favour and buy his new book"

    Daily Mail