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The Fight
Norman Mailer


From one of the major innovators of New Journalism, Norman Mailer observes the real-life story of a clash between two of the world’s greatest boxers, both in and out of the ring. The Fight focuses on the 1974 World Heavyweight Boxing Championship in Kinshasa, Zaire, when Muhammad Ali met George Foreman in the ring.

Paperback, 256pp
Penguin, 2000 (1975)
ISBN 9780141184142


‘”If ever a fighter had been able to demonstrate that boxing was a twentieth-century art, it must be Ali,’ wrote Mailer, and his achievement in this masterly book is of a similar order, demonstrating that writing about sport can also be a twentieth-century art.” – Geoff Dyer, New Statesman

“Probably no one has written about boxing better than Mailer has.” – The Guardian