Fighting Words

Muhammad Ali was perhaps the greatest athlete of the twentieth century. But Ali was never just a boxer; he was a fighter.

In Fighting Words, editor Keith McArthur curates the very best writing about Muhammad Ali from his vilification at refusing to go to Vietnam to his re-emergence as a saintly hero at the 1996 Olympics.

This collection brings together writing from those who fought against him, those he inspired and from Ali himself.

Fighting Words is a must read not just for people interested in boxing, but for anyone interested in modern America.


About The Editor

Keith McArthur

Keith McArthur is President and Publisher of FanReads. His first book, Air Monopoly, was published in 2004. He lives in Toronto with his wife Laura and sons Connor and Bryson.


If you're a Muhammad Ali fan, and who isn't, you'll want to read this book. . . . The best writing about Ali in one place. Loved it.

Terry Fallis

Ali comes across as a tragically flawed figure in some of the finest sports writing I have ever read. He is never loveable but always compelling.

Peter Calamai


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