The Big Fight

Once upon a time, boxing champs stood for a certain standard of tough-knuckled, streetwise nobility. With his admitted past addictions to cocaine and alcohol, Sugar Ray Leonard may not truly qualify as the last outlier of that vintage era. But this authentic and honest autobiography proves that Leonard, who rose from ghetto kid to Olympian and battled depression, still embodies a host of admirable virtues, such as vision, tenacity and grit.

April 23: " 'A job,' the woman repeated again, smiling, as if I hadn't heard her. 'Would you like one?' "

Kenneth Calhoun (Black Moon) and Lysely Tenorio (Monstress) of the Discover Great New Writers program on B-movies, heritage, and finales.

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