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A Cuban Boxer S Journey

A Cuban Boxer S Journey
Author: Brin-Jonathan Butler
Publisher: Picador
ISBN: 1250044707
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THE STORY OF CUBAN BOXER AND POLITICAL PARIAH GUILLERMO RIGONDEAUX'S HARROWING DECISION TO DEFECT IN HOPES OF REAPING THE REWARDS OF THE AMERICAN DREAM "What is one million dollars compared to the love of eight million Cubans?" This was the question posed by legendary boxer Teofilo Stevenson in the 1970s, crowned by many as the Muhammad Ali of Cuba, in response to an offer of five million dollars to leave his island to fight Ali. But not all Cubans have come to the same conclusion, let alone with such apparent ease. Guillermo Rigondeaux, two-time Olympic champion and heir to Stevenson's throne, sacrificed everything he had in his home country—his wife, his son, his government-subsidized car and house, as well as universal reverence among his fellow citizens—to try to make it in the mecca of big-money boxing, the United States of America. But has the chance to make good in America been worth the loss of his national identity and the love of his countrymen? And to what extent has he been corrupted by the promise of untold riches? In A Cuban Boxer's Journey, author, filmmaker, and journalist Brin-Jonathan Butler chronicles the fascinating and tumultuous career of Rigondeaux—moody, driven, and almost mythically talented––as he attempts to capture the elusive and often punishing American dream. See how this athlete's most daunting challenge becomes how he can survive the complex forces outside of the ring.
A Cuban Boxer's Journey
Language: en
Pages: 192
Authors: Brin-Jonathan Butler
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-06-03 - Publisher: Picador
THE STORY OF CUBAN BOXER AND POLITICAL PARIAH GUILLERMO RIGONDEAUX'S HARROWING DECISION TO DEFECT IN HOPES OF REAPING THE REWARDS OF THE AMERICAN DREAM "What is one million dollars compared to the love of eight million Cubans?" This was the question posed by legendary boxer Teofilo Stevenson in the 1970s,
The Cuban Revolution
Language: en
Pages: 227
Authors: G. Lievesley
Categories: Political Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2003-12-19 - Publisher: Springer
The Cuban Revolution offers a reflective account of what the Revolution has meant to various actors such as the dominant powers, the Third World, fellow revolutionaries, intellectuals and Cuban citizens at different periods in its history. Rather than offer a simple narrative of events, Geraldine Lievesley addresses significant themes with
Cuba
Language: en
Pages: 585
Authors: Fiona McAuslan, Matthew Norman
Categories: Travel
Type: BOOK - Published: 2003 - Publisher: Rough Guides
Provides information for travelers to Cuba on resorts, lodging, restaurants, transportation, currency, history, and culture.
The Rough Guide to Havana
Language: en
Pages: 232
Authors: Rough Guides
Categories: Travel
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-01-01 - Publisher: Rough Guides UK
The Rough Guide to Havana is the essential travel guide with clear maps and coverage of the unforgettable attractions of Cuba's lively capital. From the Museo de la Revolución and other must-visit museums and galleries to splendid architectural gems including the Catedral de San Cristóbal, the Rough Guide steers you
In the Red Corner
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Pages: 338
Authors: John Duncan
Categories: Boxing
Type: BOOK - Published: 1999-11-01 - Publisher: Random House (UK)
Professional boxing has been illegal in Cuba since 1961, so it was no surprise that Felix Savon, Cuba's double Olympic heavyweight champion, had to turn down the $25 million purse offered by Don King to fight Mike Tyson. John Duncan wanted to make the fight happen and so he quit
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