Each year, readers, writers, and critics alike look forward to Thomas Hauser's newest collection of articles about the contemporary boxing scene. Reviewing his 2019 collection, Booklist proclaimed, 'It's hard to think of another sports journalist who knows more about his or her sport of choice. As it does every year, Hauser's anthology laps the field. The man is a treasure.'
Staredown continues this tradition of excellence with inside reporting from the dressing room before some of last year's biggest fights, in-depth investigations into corruption in boxing, and more. Hauser also moves beyond the norm to explore incidents like street fights and examine boxing's storied history in new and creative ways.