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Tales from the 5th Street Gym: Ali, the Dundees, and Miami’s Golden Age of Boxing by Ferdie Pacheco
Tales from the 5th Street Gym includes a wealth of never-before-seen photographs and is the first to chronicle the fascinating history of the 5th Street Gym from one of its insiders—Dr. Ferdie Pacheco—with crucial contributions from Tom Archdeacon, Angelo Dundee, Suzanne Dundee Bonner, Enrique Encinosa, Howard Kleinberg, Ramiro Ortiz, Edwin Pope, Bob Sheridan, and Budd Schulberg. Discover the secret history of one of boxing’s most hallowed grounds, as Pacheco recalls the rise, heyday, and fall of the “sweet science” at Miami Beach.Ferdie Pacheco, the “Fight Doctor,” is a physician, boxing analyst, screenwriter, author, and artist. After serving fifteen years as Muhammad Ali’s physician and corner man, he began a career as a boxing analyst for NBC, Showtime, and Univision. He received an Emmy Award for his work on a series of specials on Ali’s greatest fights. His most recent book is Blood in My Coffee: The Life of the Fight Doctor . [book link]

Tales from the 5th Street Gym: Ali, the Dundees, and Miami’s Golden Age of Boxing by Ferdie Pacheco

Tales from the 5th Street Gym includes a wealth of never-before-seen photographs and is the first to chronicle the fascinating history of the 5th Street Gym from one of its insiders—Dr. Ferdie Pacheco—with crucial contributions from Tom Archdeacon, Angelo Dundee, Suzanne Dundee Bonner, Enrique Encinosa, Howard Kleinberg, Ramiro Ortiz, Edwin Pope, Bob Sheridan, and Budd Schulberg. Discover the secret history of one of boxing’s most hallowed grounds, as Pacheco recalls the rise, heyday, and fall of the “sweet science” at Miami Beach.

Ferdie Pacheco, the “Fight Doctor,” is a physician, boxing analyst, screenwriter, author, and artist. After serving fifteen years as Muhammad Ali’s physician and corner man, he began a career as a boxing analyst for NBC, Showtime, and Univision. He received an Emmy Award for his work on a series of specials on Ali’s greatest fights. His most recent book is Blood in My Coffee: The Life of the Fight Doctor . [book link]

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