||Does boxing teach anything besides how to club someone into submission? Can it transcend its sordid reputation and instill love, compassion and honor in America's most troubled youth? In this raw yet uplifting memoir about amateur boxing, Wood tells of his begrudging return to a world he thought he left behind. He steps back into the mud of boxing, coaching two troubled teens who dream?as he once did?of becoming Golden Gloves champions. His compelling story moves far beyond the grunt and sweat of the local gym. It explores the classrooms of a suburban high school and digs through the remains of unhappy childhoods. It's a story about how boxing is a way out and how it cleanses the soul. This book brings the subculture of amateur boxing up close and weaves a powerful story of beating demons, battling for glory and gaining redemption.