Lessons and Inspiration from the Sport of Boxing
By John E. Oden
Illustrated by Brooke Adams
224 pp. Hatherleigh Press $15.00
Life in the Ring is John Oden’s second book on the sweet science. Oden also penned White Collar Boxing: One Man’s Journey from the Office to the Ring.
A cynic might offer the opinion that Oden’s quest to find an audience while writing about boxing seems quixotic in this world where mixed martial arts dominate the sports page when it comes to fighting—unless another big name team player is in court because of a drunken nightclub brawl.
Life in the Ring tilts at an even more illusory windmill. Oden wants to discover universal life lessons in a sport few modern fans seem to follow.