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Jose Torres Discusses His Career and His Biography of Mike Tyson.

Author Jose Torres. His new book, Fire and Fear, charts the personal turmoil and the athletic rise of heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson. Torres comes to the Tyson story well qualified: he's the former world light heavyweight boxing champion (his lifetime record was 52-3-1), and he trained with the same man who trained Mike Tyson. Since retiring, Torres has served as the New York state boxing commissioner and written a biography of Mohammad Ali titled Sting Like A Bee.

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Other segments from the episode on July 28, 1989

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, July 28, 1989: Interview with Jose Torres; Interview with John Hammond; Interview with David L. Kirp; Commentary on "cyberspace."

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