Jawed Akrim, author
Hangin? Tough is a collection of essays and short stories that celebrate boxing. Jawed Akrim, a lifelong scholar and fan of the noble sport, answers an individual question with each essay or story. The question-and-answer format engages readers and encompass a variety of topics, such as: ? Was there ever someone more intimidating than Mike Tyson? ? Were people scared to fight Muhammad Ali? ? Has a boxer ever been so nervous that they didn?t leave the dressing room? ? Who would win in a match between Sonny Liston and Rocky Balboa? ? What was the most unrealistic thing that happened in the Rocky movies? Filled with colorful personalities such as boxers Muhammad Ali, Canelo Alvarez, Sonny Banks, Trevor Berbick, David Bey, Joe Louis, and many others, the book also highlights trainers and other sports figures with a connection to the ring. Prepare to be shocked, amazed, and even horrified as you take a walk on the wilder side of boxing history.