Mike Tyson became famous in the boxing world in the 1980´s and then became a world famous celebrity in the 1990´s. He is one of the greatest boxers to ever live and he is also a very unique athlete. Many people are aware about the battles Mike has fought in the ring, but they are unaware of the battles he has fought with his own demons. With all of the obstacles Mike has faced in his life, he has always managed to overcome his problems and improve his life. At times, Mike has been judged in a negative manner because of his past mistakes, but he is truly a great leader who has a great deal to teach the world about how to work hard to get what you want and also about what really matters in life. Mike has fought some of the best fighters in the world including Evander Holyfield, Lennox Lewis, Tyrell Biggs and many more. His personality has turned him into a celebrity. He appears in major movies like The Hangover and he is a regular on various talk shows around the world. After his boxing career ended, he became involved in a multitude of projects, but the one that means the most to him is his own personal charitable foundation. 1. Language: English. Narrator: J. Alexander. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/061588/bk_acx0_061588_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Are you ready to learn lessons to improve your life in all aspects? If so you´ve come to the right place. Here´s a preview of what this Cus D´Amato book contains: An introduction to Cus D´Amato The mind & professionalism Fear is like fire (how to harness it!) How to stay calm & focused How to set & conquer goals with purpose How to build iron discipline (and why this is the key to success) Deserving success The power of repetition - both physical & affirmations Harnessing the power of your mind And much, much more! Download your copy now and implement these lessons to improve your life! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jim D. Johnston. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/076282/bk_acx0_076282_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
For just over 30 years Al Bernstein has been one of the most recognizable and respected sportscasters in America. In those three decades, the ´´voice of boxing” reported the funny, poignant, and bizarre events that helped shape sports television, ESPN, boxing, Las Vegas, and Showtime. With an eclectic cast of characters that includes every big name in boxing, including Marvin Hagler, Mike Tyson, Floyd Mayweather, and Manny Pacquiao, as well as such names in the entertainment world as Rodney Dangerfield, Sylvester Stallone, Russell Crowe, Jerry Lewis, and Jack Nicholson, Bernstein´s memoir will have you in stitches. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Al Bernstein. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/010473/bk_adbl_010473_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From the former heavyweight champion and New York Times best-selling memoirist comes an intimate look at the life and leadership lessons of Cus D´Amato, the legendary boxing trainer and Mike Tyson´s surrogate father. When Cus D´Amato first saw 13-year-old Mike Tyson spar in the ring, he proclaimed, ´´That´s the heavyweight champion of the world.´´ D´Amato, who had previously managed the careers of world champions Floyd Patterson and José Torres, would go on to train the young Tyson and raise him as a son. D´Amato died a year before Tyson became the youngest heavyweight champion in history. In Tyson´s best-selling memoir Undisputed Truth, he recounted the role D´Amato played in his formative years, adopting him at age 16 after his mother died and shaping him both physically and mentally after Tyson had spent years living in fear and poverty. In Iron Ambition, Tyson elaborates on the life lessons that D´Amato passed down to him and reflects on how the trainer´s words of wisdom continue to resonate with him outside the ring. The book also chronicles Cus´ courageous fight against the mobsters who controlled boxing, revealing more than we´ve ever known about this singular cultural figure. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Adam Lazarre-White. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/peng/003092/bk_peng_003092_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Love him or loathe him, ‘Iron´ Mike Tyson is an icon and one of the most fascinating sporting figures of our time. In this no-holds-barred autobiography, Tyson lays bare his demons and tells his story: from poverty to stardom to hell and back again. In his first autobiography, ‘Iron´ Mike Tyson pulls no punches and lays bare the story of his remarkable life and career. Co-written with Larry Sloman, author of Antony Keidis´s best-selling memoir Scar Tissue, this is a visceral, and unpause-able story of a man born and raised to brutality, who reached the heights of stardom before falling to crime, substance abuse and infamy. Full of all the controversy and complexity that you would expect from a man who delighted as much as he shocked, this is a book that will surprise people and reveal a fascinating character beneath the exterior of violence. If you think you know all about Mike Tyson, read this book and think again. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Joshua Henry. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hcuk/001467/bk_hcuk_001467_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Paul Beston, author of The Boxing Kings: When American Heavyweights Ruled the Ring talks about his book and the history of America’s fascination with heavyweight champs. His book focuses on the history of boxing in America through the careers of John L. Sullivan, Jack Johnson, Jack Dempsey, Joe Lewis, Rocky Marciano, Mohamad Ali, and Mike Tyson: iconic figures that had the ability to appeal to people beyond the ring. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ron Barr. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/comm/000877/bk_comm_000877_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Cult hero of the Big Bash League, Brad Hogg is still in his prime almost three decades after he first played cricket. As well as playing for his country, Brad has worked in shearing sheds and on the Fremantle wharf, as a postman, football umpire, tree-lopper and roustabout, even completing a finance degree along the way. Memorable, sad and often hilarious, The Wrong ´Un is the inspirational story of one of the game´s most popular players. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tyson Vaughan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/howe/003129/bk_howe_003129_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
For three decades at the end of the 20th century - throughout boxing´s most engrossing era - James Lawton was ringside, covering every significant bout, spending time with the likes of Muhammad Ali, Sugar Ray Leonard, Marvelous Marvin Hagler, Tommy Hitman Hearns, Roberto Duran, Mike Tyson, Lennox Lewis, Evander Holyfield and many other great fighters. Lawton found himself captivated by the sport as he followed it around the world. From a big fight´s initial announcement, through the fighters´ punishing training regimes, the overblown press conferences and dramatic weigh-ins, up to the bout itself and its savage fall-out - Lawton observed and absorbed it all, grateful for the remarkable access he was afforded. He witnessed Ali screaming in pain for his dressing-room lights to be turned out after a fight; he was there to meet Tyson at the prison gates on his release in 1992; he listened as former champions wept while struggling to find their new place in the world. As part of a small, tight-knit group of sportswriters with the privilege of covering each fight in such intimate detail, Lawton formed lifelong friendships and found himself forever altered by being caught up in the whirlwind of a sport at its most spellbinding. A Ringside Affair brings that brilliant epoch back to life - and puts it in the perspective it deserves. It salutes the epic quality of boxing´s last years of glory, retraces arguably the richest inheritance bequeathed to any sport, and speculates on the possibility that we will never see such fighting again. It is part celebration, part lament, but perhaps most of all it is a personal record of some of most enthralling and challenging days produced by the world´s oldest sport. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tim Bentinck. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/031016/bk_adbl_031016_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Boxing Kings tells the story of the heavyweight title in the days when it was a defining institution in the United States. Author Paul Beston places special emphasis on those champions who held a central place in American culture beyond just in the boxing ring, including John L. Sullivan, who made the title a commercial property; Jack Johnson, who in 1908 became the first black man to claim the title; Joe Louis, whose contributions to racial tolerance and social progress transcended even his greatness in the ring; Rocky Marciano, who became an embodiment of the American dream; Muhammad Ali, who took on the US government and revolutionized professional sports with his showmanship; and Mike Tyson, a hard-punching student of boxing history who exemplified the modern celebrity. The gallery of champions also includes comics, dandies, bookworms, divas, ex-cons, workingmen, and a tough guy turned preacher. The Boxing Kings treats these and other champions as three-dimensional human beings, flawed but sympathetic men placed on great public stages. As the title shifts from one claimant to another, their stories also open a window into the larger history of the United States. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Alexander Cendese. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/high/001356/bk_high_001356_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.