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- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 18.00
In this vivid biography Geoffrey C. Ward brings back to life the most celebrated ? and the most reviled ? African American of his age. Jack Johnson battled his way out of obscurity and poverty in the Jim Crow South to win the title of heavyweight champion of the world. At a time when whites ran everything in America, he took orders from no one and... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2010; US$ 29.95
This volume offers detailed information about the boxers who were active during boxing's "Golden Age," 1890 to 1910, focusing primarily on George "Kid" Lavigne, Bob Fitzsimmons, Barbados Joe Walcott, Joe Gans, Terry McGovern, Sam Langford, and Stanley Ketchel, and their opponents, who were also key figures. more...
- Mainstream Publishing 2011; US$ 11.41
Everybody in the unlicensed fight game knows that only one man has the honour of being titled 'Guv'nor' - and that man is Lew 'Wild Thing' Yates. Yates began boxing at the age of six, and as an adult he was ruthless in pursuit of his dream of becoming world heavyweight champion. But when his licence was revoked following an assault on a referee,... more...
- McBooks Press 2011; US$ 9.99
This compilation of boxing-related commentary, criticism, reportage, and analysis represents the decade's best from award-winning sports journalist George Kimball. With selections culled from a wide array of publications including Boxing Digest , the Irish Times , ESPN.com, and TheSweetScience.com, this is a hard-hitting look at the current state... more...
- Running Press 2011; US$ 14.95
What were the ten most fantastic knockouts in boxing history? Which pugilist had the greatest jab of all time? What were the sport?s most intense rivalries? Who scored the biggest upsets in the sport?s annals? Which fighters have the best nicknames? These questions and many others are answered in this bold collection of ranked lists from two of boxing?s... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2011; US$ 39.95
Born to former slaves on St. Croix in 1860, Peter Jackson made his name as a boxer with his smooth, fast style and a dangerous one-two combination. After immigrating to Australia, Jackson became that country's national heavyweight champion in 1886 before moving on to the United States and claiming the title of Colored Champion of the World in 1888.... more...
- Mainstream Publishing 2011; US$ 14.25
Few sports polarise public opinion as boxing does. Some contend that it is repugnant and barbaric, for others a legitimate, regulated contest of skill, strength and willpower. What cannot be denied is that the fight game has produced some of sport's greatest icons. Many more are content to make a decent living or at least supplement their income... more...
- Random House 2012; US$ 9.99
365 days, 7 fights, 4 Kos, 3 decisions, 2 scandals, 1 missing ear, 1 wild yearChris Jones did not know what he was getting himself into. He looked for a sport to call his own when he was hired as a rookie reporter. He found boxing. Over the course of the year that followed, the dark trade would creep deeply inside him, set his heart pumping one... more...
- Tracks Publishing 2011; US$ 9.99
Going beyond the standard workout for boxers, this innovative manual introduces a diverse set of training methods, integrating them into drill sets that build the athletic attributes for which past and present fighters are known. From Leroy Jones sparring with chickens and Ken Norton?s 15 combined rounds of shadow boxing, sparring, and bag work... more...
- HarperCollins Publishers 2010; US$ 13.29
'Put Les Darcy in a uniform and the men of Australia will march to hell behind him.' That was the message trained on Australia's great 'Blacksmith Boxer', as debate about conscription raged in the middle of World War I. The problem was that Les Darcy didn't want to march at the fore of such a procession, nor to such a destination. He wanted to continue... more...