Richard Hoffer – “Bouts of Mania”


Richard Hoffer


The battles between heavyweight boxers Muhammad Ali, Joe Frazier and George Foreman in the early 1970s reflected not only their physical power and outsized personalities, but also an unsettled period for the nation. Sportswriter Richard Hoffer looks at the factors that fueled those great ring spectacles in his new book, “Bouts of Mania: Ali, Frazier, Foreman and an America on the Ropes”.