OFF THE ROPES: THE RON LYLE STORY —Published for the first time in the United States, this is the highly-anticipated new edition of legendary seventies heavyweight Ron Lyle’s biography, by the late Candace Toft. Features a foreword by Showtime boxing analyst and International Boxing Hall of Fame member, Al Bernstein.
In a life as tough as his battles in the ring, Ron Lyle had already served hard time for second-degree murder before he started his amateur boxing career at the age of twenty-nine. After he turned pro, fans knew him as the man who had Muhammad Ali beat on the scorecards for ten rounds in a fight for the heavyweight title; as the man who fought George Foreman in a legendary brawl with four knockdowns that nearly saw Foreman knocked cold; and as the man who was arrested for murder a second time.
Off the Ropes: The Ron Lyle Story is not your typical boxing biography, exploring not only the greatest era of heavyweights in boxing history, but also telling an equally compelling personal tale.
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- Publication Date: October 31, 2018
- Author: Candace Toft (deceased)
- Foreword by Al Bernstein (bio)
- Available worldwide
- Hardcover ISBN: 978-1-949590-01-2
- Paperback ISBN: 978-1-949590-00-5