Carlos Acevedo (Author)
Carlos Acevedo (Author)
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Carlos Acevedo is an award-winning boxing writer from New York City.
He is the founder of The Cruelest Sport and is a member of the Boxing Writers Association of America.
The Cruelest Sport is a recreation and sports website.
It is on Facebook. His work has appeared in Inside HBO Boxing, Undisputed Champion Network, Boxing News, Remezcla, Boxing Digest, and Esquina Boxeo. His books are available at Amazon.com. Acevedo is a noted researcher and is a member of the International Boxing Research Organization. In 2020 he authored Sporting Blood: Tales From The Dark Side Of Boxing. The following is an excerpt from an interview he conducted with the Internet website Boxing Junkie in 2020:
I started writing about boxing in 2007 mostly to read about the fighters I was interested in, boxers from the past who had been neglected or given spotty attention.
A lot of what I had read had been in the vein of what I call “Boxrec History,” which is often just a series of names, dates and places.
There’s very little research done, not much interpretation, no context and they’re more or less artless, that is, devoid of style.
It’s amazing how someone can make Jack Dempsey or Aaron Pryor or Floyd Patterson boring, but, I guess where there’s a will, there’s a way.
Book About Tommy Morrison
Acevedo's paperback book about Tommy Morrison is 232 pages in length and was published by Hamilcar Publications on April 12, 2022.
It is also available as an audiobook and in kindle format.
The audiobook is available on Audible.Tommy Morrison won the World Boxing Organization world heavyweight title in 1993. He competed against Lennox Lewis, Ray Mercer, and George Foreman. Morrison also co-starred in the 1990 movie Rocky V. His boxing matches generated tens of millions of dollars in revenue and were televised on ESPN, ABC, HBO, and pay per view. He died in 2013. Acevedo's book The Duke: The Life and Lies of Tommy Morrison was reviewed by Everipedia editor Matthew E. O'Neil in June 2022:
The book gives a detailed account of his professional boxing career.
It also lends insight into his personal life.
Morrison was a good fighter, but he fell short against the best of his era.
He had a great offense and a below average defense.
In the book Acevedo reaffirms that Morrison had HIV.
It also gives an honest and unflattering portrayal of the man, detailing his long criminal history, drug abuse, and promiscuous lifestyle.