In his long-awaited masterwork The Gods of War, award-winning essayist and boxing historian Springs Toledo tells the world that “the greatest of all time” is neither Muhammad Ali nor Sugar Ray Robinson.
The greatest – the “god of war” – is someone beyond their reach, a true anomaly of the ring. The evidence is compelling. See it and decide for yourself.
This countdown of the top-ten fighters of the modern era is a literary experience like no other, and it isn't all readers will find in this book.
Toledo's writing has been described as “warrior poetry”; he goes beyond the usual factoids, dry text, and threadbare yarns to conjure up legendary fighters as they were.
Some of them will punch holes through the pages; others will touch your heart. Reading enthusiasts, sports fans, and boxing's critics are invited to take a new look at the sweet science. It's worth the price of admission.