A knockout . . . When you read these interviews it is more than just words on a page, you feel you are sitting in on the conversations as the voices come to life. Mike [Silver]’s knowledge and insight is unparalleled. He brings you back to the days of great writers such as Bob Edgren and Jimmy Cannon . . . If you want an education in the Art of Boxing, Mike Silver is the man to read.
Silver is a reliable historian and an ardent spokesperson for boxing’s past. He looks back fondly on the time when the sweet science was ‘a relevant part of the social fabric’ of America and had ‘the capacity to address issues involving history, ideology, violence, politics, gender, and race.’
10/1/20: Author interviewed on podcast The Boxing Esquire.