Each year, readers, writers, and critics alike look forward to Thomas Hauser’s newest collection of articles about the contemporary boxing scene. Reviewing his 2019 collection, Booklist proclaimed, “It’s hard to think of another sports journalist who knows more about his or her sport of choice. As it does every year, Hauser’s anthology laps the field. The man is a treasure.”
Staredown continues this tradition of excellence with reporting from inside the dressing room before some of the year’s biggest fights, in-depth probes into corruption in boxing, and more. Hauser also offers new and creative insights into subjects ranging from street fights to high school football to boxing’s storied past.
Thomas Hauser is the winner of the Nat Fleischer Award for Career Excellence in Boxing Journalism and the author of fifty-three books, including Muhammad Ali: His Life and Times, and Missing, which was adapted into an Academy Award–winning film. He was recently inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame.