“Sometimes, the hand of fate touches you—and if you’re lucky, you recognize that your life has changed. I was touched by fate, when, as a doctor in Overtown, Angelo Dundee asked me to look over his new young boxer who was training at the 5th Street Gym. And so Cassius Clay (Muhammad Ali) became part … Continue reading Win a Signed Copy: Tales from the 5th Street Gym
Books / Sunday Book Review View From the Corner By GORDON MARINO Published: April 18, 2010 A boxers’ doctor writes about the Miami Beach gym that nurtured Muhammad Ali and other world champions. Read the review: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/18/books/review/Marino-t.html
National Public Radio's "Weekend Edition" host Scott Simon speaks with Dr. Ferdie Pacheco, author of Tales from the 5th Street Gym: Ali, the Dundees, and Miami's Golden Age of Boxing. The book tells the story of the Miami gym where Mohammad Ali, George Foreman, Sugar Ray Leonard, and other champion boxers trained. Listen to the … Continue reading Ferdie Pacheco on “Weekend Edition”
We're excited to offer the first glimpse of the University Press of Florida's spring 2010 catalog to readers of this blog. Click here: UPF Spring 2010 Catalog (please be patient: it takes a little while to load - we'll replace it with a faster file shortly) to browse forthcoming new books! Stay tuned for more on these fascinating … Continue reading It Might As Well Be Spring!