Norton-Foreman was in Caracas. I think ALi made all those guys look better than they really were, with all his pizzazz. Stevenson was the real deal, a high class beast of a fighter. Cubans are a special breed of boxer, they are groomed from a young age. As young kids they are blindfolded and given sticks with a pillow at the end and they fight each other. To see which kid as the heart to fight, which ones don't have it in them. They are very successful in boxing for a reason. Stevenson was their greatest fighter ever. He's an all timer.
Facing Federer book was called "pretty addictive" by Steve Tignor :)