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Bundini: Don't Believe the Hype

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Hardcover book by Todd D. Snyder (Author)

Overview

Fifty years after he coined the iconic phrase Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee, Drew “Bundini” Brown remains one of boxing’s most mysterious and misunderstood figures. His impact on the sport and the culture at large is undeniable. Cornerman and confidant to two of the greatest fighters ever—Sugar Ray Robinson and Muhammad Ali—Brown lived an extraordinary American life.

After a poverty-stricken childhood in Jim Crow Florida, Brown came of age traveling the world as a naval steward. On being discharged, he settled in New York City and spent wild nights in the jazz joints of Harlem, making a name for himself as the charismatic street philosopher and poet some called “Fast Black.” He married a white woman from a family of Orthodox Jewish immigrants, in dramatic defiance of 1950s cultural norms, and later appeared in films such as the blaxploitation classic, Shaft.

In Bundini, Todd Snyder digs deep into Brown’s expansive story, revealing not only how he became Muhammad Ali’s “hype man”—the prototype for his successors in that role, especially Flavor Flav of Public Enemy—but also, as boxing’s greatest motivator, a model for others who seek to inspire, in any endeavor.

Praise

“Mr. Snyder writes lyrically, and his research appears to be impeccable: It’s hard to imagine that anyone has slipped through his interview net…When Bundini died—in September 1987, at age 59—Ali was abroad and unable to attend the funeral, but he sent flowers with a card that read: ‘You made me the greatest.’ Many members of the boxing fraternity, George Foreman and Larry Holmes included, think that Ali wasn’t exaggerating. Mr. Snyder’s affecting portrait will convince the rest of us as well.”—Gordon Marino, Wall Street Journal

“[Bundini] has now been rescued from the margins of history by an excellent, new book. In Bundini: Don’t Believe the Hype, Dr. Todd Snyder revisits Brown’s role, putting flesh on the bones of his legend, offering a warts and all, three-dimensional portrait of the man behind so much of the doggerel central to the Ali mythology…Fascinating, entertaining.”The Irish Times

About the Author

Dr. Todd D. Snyder is an Associate Professor of Rhetoric and Writing at Siena College in Albany, New York. He received a B.A. and an M.A. in English from Marshall University (2004, 2006) and a Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Composition from Ohio University (2011). Snyder is the author of The Rhetoric of Appalachian Identity and 12 Rounds in Lo’s Gym: Boxing and Manhood in Appalachia. His scholarly research draws from a variety of fields: rhetoric and composition, community literacy studies, communications studies, cultural studies, and critical theory. Snyder also teaches a course at Siena College in hip-hop studies and contributed a chapter to The Oxford Handbook of Hip-Hop Studies. The son of a West Virginia boxing trainer, Snyder’s work is also intimately connected to his life experience, the theme of working class masculinity serving as primary focus of his writing projects.

Details

Publisher: Hamilcar Publications; 1st edition (August 25, 2020)
Language: English
Hardcover: 344 pages
ISBN-13: 9781949590203
Item Weight: 1.6 lb (0.73 kg)
Dimensions: 6 x 9 x 1 inches (15.2 x 22.9 x 2.5 cm)

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(Up to 67 kg)
 8 oz
147 lb & over
(67 kg & over)
10 oz

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Rival RB1 Ultra Bag Glove Sizing

Size Fighter's Weight Hand Circumference
S Up to 135 lb (60 kg) max 7.5" (19 cm)
M 135-154 lb (60-71 kg) max 8.25" (21 cm)
L 160-190 lb (75-85 kg) max 9.5" (24 cm)
XL Over 200 lb (91 kg) max 10.25" (26 cm)

Rival RB2 Super Bag Glove Sizing

Size Fighter's Weight Hand Circumference
S Up to 135 lb (60 kg) max 8" (20 cm)
M 135-154 lb (60-71 kg) max 8.75" (22 cm)
L 160-190 lb (75-85 kg) max 9.5" (24 cm)
XL Over 200 lb (91 kg) max 10.5" (26.5 cm)

Rival RB4 Econo Bag Glove Sizing

Size Fighter's Weight Hand Circumference
XS Up to 100 lb (45 kg) max 7.25" (18.5 cm)
S 100-130 lb (45-60 kg) max 8.25" (21 cm)
M 135-154 lb (60-71 kg) max 9" (23 cm)
L 160-190 lb (75-85 kg) max 9.75" (25 cm)
XL Over 200 lb (91 kg) max 10.5" (26.5 cm)

Rival RB5 Bag Mitt Sizing

Size Fighter's Weight Hand Circumference
S Up to 135 lb (60 kg) max 8.75" (22 cm)
M 135-154 lb (60-71 kg) max 9.75" (25 cm)
L 160-190 lb (75-85 kg) max 10.25" (26 cm)
XL Over 200 lb (91 kg) max 11" (28 cm)

Rival RB7 Fitness Plus Bag Glove Sizing

Size Fighter's Weight Hand Circumference
XS Up to 100 lb (45 kg) max 7.5" (19 cm)
S 100-130 lb (45-60 kg) max 8" (20 cm)
M 135-154 lb (60-71 kg) max 8.75" (22 cm)
L 160-190 lb (75-85 kg) max 9.75" (25 cm)
XL 190-220 lb (86-100 kg) max 10.25" (26 cm)
2XL Over 200 lb (100 kg) max 11" (28 cm)

Rival RB10 Intelli-Shock Bag Glove Sizing

Size Fighter's Weight Hand Circumference
S Up to 135 lb (60 kg) max 8.5" (21.5 cm)
M 135-154 lb (60-71 kg) max 9" (23 cm)
L 160-190 lb (75-85 kg) max 10" (25.5 cm)
XL Over 200 lb (91 kg) max 10.75" (27.5 cm)

Rival RB11 Evolution Bag Glove Sizing

Size Fighter's Weight Hand Circumference
M Up to 154 lb (71 kg) max 8.5" (21.5 cm)
L 154-190 lb (71-85 kg) max 9.5" (24 cm)
XL Over 200 lb (91 kg) max 10.5" (26.5 cm)

Rival RB60 Workout Bag Glove Sizing

Size Fighter's Weight Hand Circumference
S Up to 135 lb (60 kg) max 8.5" (21.5 cm)
M 135-154 lb (60-71 kg) max 9" (23 cm)
L 160-190 lb (75-85 kg) max 10" (25.5 cm)
XL Over 200 lb (91 kg) max 10.75" (27.5 cm)

Rival RB60C Workout Compact Bag Glove Sizing

Size Fighter's Weight Hand Circumference
S Up to 135 lb (60 kg) max 7.75" (19.5 cm)
M 135-154 lb (60-71 kg) max 8.75" (22 cm)
L 160-190 lb (75-85 kg) max 9.75" (25 cm)
XL Over 200 lb (91 kg) max 10.5" (26.5 cm)

Rival RB80 Impulse Bag Glove Sizing

Size Fighter's Weight Hand Circumference
S Up to 135 lb (60 kg) max 7.75" (19.5 cm)
M 135-154 lb (60-71 kg) max 9" (23 cm)
L 160-190 lb (75-85 kg) max 9.75" (25 cm)
XL Over 200 lb (91 kg) max 10.5" (26.5 cm)

Rival RFX-Guerrero Intelli-Shock Bag Glove Sizing

Boxer's Weight Glove Weight
 Up to 147 lb
(Up to 67 kg)
 8 oz
147 lb & over
(67 kg & over)
10 oz

Rival RFX-Guerrero-V Bag Glove Sizing

Boxer's Weight Glove Weight
 Up to 147 lb
(Up to 67 kg)
 8 oz
147 lb & over
(67 kg & over)
10 oz

Sparring Glove Sizing

Boxer's Weight

Hand Circumference (Without Wrap)

Weight

90-120 lb
(41-55 kg)
5.5" - 6.5"
(14 cm - 16.5 cm)
12 oz
120-150 lb
(55-68 kg)
6.5" - 7.5"
(16.5 cm - 19 cm)
14 oz
150-185 lb
(68-84 kg)
7.5" - 8.5"
(19 cm - 21.5 cm)
16 oz
185 lb & over
(84 kg & over)
8.5" - 9.5"
(21.5 cm - 24 cm)
18 oz

Headgear Sizing

Small (S)
Medium (M)
Large (L)
X-Large (XL)
inch (circum.) 20.875" - 21.625" 22" - 22.75" 23.25" - 24" 24.375" - 25.25"
cm (circum.) 53 cm - 55 cm 56 cm - 58 cm 59 cm - 61 cm 62 cm - 64 cm
US Size 6 5/8 - 6 7/8 7 - 7 1/4 7 3/8 - 7 5/8 7 3/4 - 8
Boxer's Weight
Up to 132 lb
(Up to 60 kg)
135-165 lb
(61-75 kg)
165-190 lb
(75-86 kg)
190 lb & over
(86 kg & over)

Apparel Sizing

 Size Chest Waist Height Weight
S 34" - 36"
(86 cm - 91 cm)
26" - 28"
(66 cm - 71 cm)
5'6" - 5'8"
(168 cm - 173 cm)
90-110 lbs
(41 kg - 50 kg)
M
38" - 40"
(97 cm - 102 cm)
30" - 32"
(76 cm - 81 cm)
5'8" - 5'10"
(173 cm - 178 cm)
110-135 lbs
(50 kg - 61 kg)
L
42" - 44"
(107 cm - 112 cm)
34" - 36"
(86 cm - 91 cm)
5'9" - 6'
(175 cm - 183 cm)
135-165 lbs
(61 kg - 75 kg)
XL
46" - 48"
(117 cm - 122 cm)
38" - 40"
(97 cm - 102 cm)
5'10" - 6'4"
(178 cm - 193 cm)
165 - 190 lbs
(75 kg - 86 kg)
2XL
50" - 52"
(127 cm - 132 cm)
42" - 44"
(107 cm - 112 cm)
5'10" & over
(178 cm & over)
190 lbs & over
(86 kg & over)

Rival Elite Active Apparel Sizing

T-Shirt & Tank Top Sizing

Small (S)
Medium (M)
Large (L)
X-Large (XL)
Chest 33.5" - 37"
(86cm - 94cm)
37" - 40"
(94cm - 102cm)
40" - 43.5"
(102cm - 111cm)
43.5" - 47.5"
(111cm - 120cm)
Waist 29" - 32"
(73cm - 81cm)
32" - 35"
(81cm - 89cm)
35" - 38"
(89cm - 97cm)
38" - 43"
(97cm - 109cm)

Shorts & Leggings Sizing

Small (S)
Medium (M)
Large (L)
X-Large (XL)
Waist 29" - 32"
(73cm - 81cm)
32" - 35"
(81cm - 89cm)
35" - 38"
(89cm - 97cm)
38" - 43"
(97cm - 109cm)
Hips 35" - 37"
(87cm - 93cm)
37" - 40"
(94cm - 101cm)
40" - 44"
(102cm - 110cm)
44" - 48"
(111cm - 119cm)

Footwear Sizing by Model

Please note:
For women, we recommend selecting two sizes down from your usual shoe size. For example, if you wear a women's size 8, the recommended Rival shoe size would be a 6.

RSX-Genesis 2.0 & RSX-Future Sizing

US Size EU Size UK Size Insole Length
1 32 13 205 mm
2 33.5 1 213 mm
3 35 2 221 mm
4 36 3 229 mm
5 37.5 4 238 mm
6 38.5 5 246 mm
7 39.5 6 255 mm
8 41 7 263 mm
9 42.5 8 271 mm
10 44 9 280 mm
11 45 10 288 mm
12 46 11 297 mm
13 47.5 12 305 mm
14 48.5 13 313 mm

RSX-Genesis 1.0, RSX-Guerrero & RSX-One Sizing

US Size EU Size UK Size Insole Length
1 35 13 227 mm
2 36 1 233.6 mm
3 37 2 240.3 mm
4 38 3 247.3 mm
5 39 4 254 mm
6 40 5 260 mm
7 41 6 267 mm
8 42 7 273 mm
9 43 8 280 mm
10 44 9 287 mm
11 45 10 293 mm
12 46 11 300 mm
13 47 12 307 mm
14 48 13 313 mm
15 49 14 320 mm
16 50 15 327 mm

No-Foul Protectors

Size Waist
S 26" - 30"
(66 cm - 76 cm)
M 30" - 34"
(76 cm - 86 cm)
L 34" - 38"
(86 cm - 97 cm)
XL 38" - 42"
(97 cm - 107 cm)

Heavy Bag Sizing by Type/Series

Small Heavy Bag Sizing

 Model Weight Range Max. Diameter Height Circumference
(T: Top)
(B: Bottom/Base)
Rival Pro 55lb/25kg Heavy Bag 50-60 lb
(22-27 kg)
14"
(36 cm)
32"
(81 cm)
44"
(112 cm)
Rival Pro 85lb/38kg Heavy Bag
80-90 lb
(36-41 kg)
14"
(36 cm)
48"
(122 cm)
44"
(112 cm)
Rival Pro 110lb/50kg Heavy Bag
105-115 lb
(47-52 kg)
14"
(36 cm)
60"
(152 cm)
44"
(112 cm)
Rival Pro 150lb/68kg Banana Heavy Bag
145-155 lb
(66-70 kg)
14"
(36 cm)
74"
(188 cm)
44"
(112 cm)
Rival Pro Universal 60lb/27kg Heavy Bag - Small
55-65 lb
(25-29 kg)
18.5"
(47 cm)
28"
(71 cm)
T: 44"
(112 cm)

B: 58"
(147 cm)

Large Heavy Bag Sizing

 Model Weight Range Max. Diameter Height Circumference
(T: Top)
(B: Bottom/Base)
Rival Pro 150lb/68kg Heavy Bag 145-155 lb
(66-70 kg)
19"
(48 cm)
48"
(122 cm)
60"
(152 cm)
Rival Pro 200lb/90kg Heavy Bag
195-205 lb
(88-93 kg)
19"
(48 cm)
60"
(152 cm)
60"
(152 cm)
Rival Pro 250lb/113kg Heavy Bag
245-255 lb
(111-115 kg)
19"
(48 cm)
72"
(183 cm)
60"
(152 cm)
Rival Pro Universal  130lb/59kg Heavy Bag - Large
125-135 lb
(56-61 kg)
19"
(48 cm)
38"
(96 cm)
T: 60"
(152 cm)

B: 75"
(190 cm)
Rival Pro Angle 75lb/34kg Heavy Bag
70-80 lb
(32-36 kg)
19"
(48 cm)
38"
(96 cm)
T: 60"
(152 cm)

B: 38"
(96 cm)

Stand Alone Heavy Bag Sizing

 Model Weight Range Max. Diameter Height Circumference
(T: Top)
(B: Bottom/Base)
Rival Pro Bounce Back 130lb/59kg Heavy Bag 125-135 lb
(56-61 kg)
21"
(53 cm)
70"
(178 cm)
T: 42"
(106 cm)

B: 64"
(162 cm)
Rival Pro Free Standing Heavy Bag - XL
145-155 lb
(66-70 kg)
23"
(58 cm)
65"
(165 cm)
T: 44"
(112 cm)

B: 73"
(185 cm)
Rival Pro Free Standing Heavy Bag - 3XL
215-225 lb
(97-102 kg)
27"
(69 cm)
75"
(190 cm)
T: 55"
(139 cm)

B: 84"
(213 cm)

Mark-I Series Heavy Bag Sizing

Model Weight Range Max. Diameter Height Circumference
(T: Top)
(B: Bottom/Base)
Rival Mark-I 50lb/22kg Heavy Bag 45-55 lb
(20.5-25 kg)
13"
(33 cm)
36"
(91 cm)
40"
(103 cm)
Rival Mark-I 80lb/36kg Heavy Bag 75-85 lb
(34-38.5 kg)
14"
(36 cm)
48"
(122 cm)
44"
(112 cm)
Rival Mark-I 110lb/50kg Heavy Bag 105-115 lb
(47.5-52 kg)
16.5"
(42 cm)
54"
(137 cm)
52"
(132 cm)
Rival Mark-I 130lb/59kg Banana Heavy Bag 125-135 lb
(56.5-61 kg)
14"
(36 cm)
74"
(188 cm)
44"
(112 cm)
Rival Mark-I 150lb/68kg Heavy Bag 145-155 lb
(65.5-70.5 kg)
19"
(48 cm)
48"
(122 cm)
48"
(122 cm)

Jump Rope Sizing

Model Length
 Rival Econo Jump Rope
120" (305 cm)
 Rival Deluxe Jump Rope
120" (305 cm)
 Rival Jump Rope
118" (300 cm)
 Rival Pro Jump Rope
116" (295 cm) / Adjustable
 Rival Speed-Pro Jump Rope
128" (325 cm) / Adjustable

Gym Bag Sizing

Model Dimensions
(Height / Width / Depth)
Rival RGB10 Gym Bag
12" / 27" / 13"
(30 cm / 69 cm / 33 cm)
Rival RGB20 Gym Bag
12" / 23" / 12"
(30 cm / 58 cm / 30 cm)
Rival RGB50 Gym Bag
12" / 28" / 14"
(30 cm / 71 cm / 36 cm)
Rival Sling Bag - Small
18" / 13" / -
(46 cm / 33 cm / -)
Rival Sling Bag
(Classic, Corpo & Signature)
19" / 15" / -
(48 cm / 38 cm / -)
Rival Boxing Backpack
14.5" / 19.5" / 9.5"
(37 cm / 50 cm / 24 cm)