Largely Because of Television's Pernicious Influence, Boxing Todayis Mostly about Phoney Fulmination and a Ludicrous Proliferation of Titles
Jones, Ken, The Independent (London, England)
One of many pleasures in my life is to meet up from time to time with the American novelist Budd Schulberg who crafted a line of dialogue that Marlon Brando made famous and is sometimes recalled in conversations about chicanery in boxing.
Even people of a young generation may be familiar with the scene from Schulberg's gripping screenplay, Waterfront (as it was known in the States), in which Brando, as the punch-drunk hero Terry Malloy whose evidence rids a New York dock of corruption, reminds his hoodlum brother balefully of persuasion in throwing an eliminator for the middleweight championship.
When you think of great lines from the movies, "I coulda …
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Publication information: Article title: Largely Because of Television's Pernicious Influence, Boxing Todayis Mostly about Phoney Fulmination and a Ludicrous Proliferation of Titles. Contributors: Jones, Ken - Author. Newspaper title: The Independent (London, England). Publication date: August 24, 1995. Page number: 30. © 2009 The Independent - London. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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