An Unforgiving Sport
An Inside Look at Another Year in Boxing
Thomas Hauser

Captures a remarkable year in boxing—2008

Praise for Thomas Hauser:

“Hauser writes about professional boxing in a way that no one has ever done before.”

“Incomparable and indispensable.”
New York Times

“Hauser should be read by critics as well as boosters of professional boxing.”

Associated Press

“Hauser has earned his reputation as one of boxing’s greatest witers.”

Thomas Hauser has become “must reading” in the boxing community, and his latest book demonstrates why. An Unforgiving Sport brings together Hauser’s 2008 articles from and, in which he exposes the inner workings of HBO Sports, goes behind the scenes at boxing’s biggest fights, revisits historical figures like John L. Sullivan, and offers revealing portraits of Don King, Oscar De La Hoya, Manny Pacquiao, Ricky Hatton, Bernard Hopkins, and a host of others.
Booklist praised an earlier collection of Hauser’s articles as “one more testament to [Hauser’s] talent and passion for the most elemental of our sports.” An Unforgiving Sport adds to Hauser’s definitive record of the contemporary boxing scene.

Thomas Hauser is the author of thirty-seven books on a wide range of subjects. His first book, Missing, was made into an Academy Award–winning movie, and his book Muhammad Ali: His Life and Times is considered to be the definitive account of the great fighter. In 1996 Hauser coauthored with Ali the book Healing, for which they won the Haviva Reik Award. In 2004 Hauser won the Nat Fleischer Award for Career Excellence in Boxing Journalism from the Boxing Writers Association of America.


6 x 9, 350 pages
$22.50 paper
ISBN 978-1-55728-910-0 | 1-55728-910-7

Other UA Press books by Thomas Hauser:
A Year at the Fights
A Beautiful Sickness
Finding the Princess
The Black Lights