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  • Boxer's Book of Conditioning & Drillingby Mark Hatmaker

    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...

  • Bruisingby Mischa Merz

    Port Campbell Press 2011; US$ 17.99

    Bruising is the story of Merz's long love affair with the art of boxing - from throwing and receiving her first punches - to competing in an Australian amateur title fight and beyond. Boxing opens her to new ideas about what it means to be a woman, it tests her courage as well as her physical limitations and connects her with others in unexpected... more...

  • The Last Wordby Paul Hansford; Al McKillop

    Port Campbell Press 2011; US$ 9.99

    Are you hard enough? Mixed martial arts - just an excuse for a fight or a real fighting skill? Two contenders mixing up wrestling, boxing, judo, jiu-jitsu, karate, Muay Thai and any other fighting skills they know, trying to beat the hell out of each other. Where's the glory? Where's the money? Are there any rules or does anything go? Does... more...

  • The Longest Fightby William Gildea

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2012; US$ 8.99

    Many people came to Goldfield, Nevada, America's last gold-rush town, to seek their fortune. However, on a searing summer day in September 1906, they came not to strike it rich but to watch what would become the longest boxing match of the twentieth century?between Joe Gans, the first African American boxing champion, and "Battling" Nelson, a vicious... more...

  • Hsing-Iby Robert W. Smith; Allen Pittman

    Tuttle Publishing 1990; US$ 8.99

    Master Chinese internal boxing or Hsing-I with this illustrated martial arts guide. Unlike most martial arts, Chinese internal (soft-style) boxing does not depend on muscular strength. The secret behind its power lies in the cultivation and practical application of internal energych'i, There are basically three soft-style martial arts: T'ai-chi,... more...

  • Jersey Joe Walcottby James Curl

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2012; US$ 39.95

    Born into extreme poverty in 1914, Jersey Joe Walcott began boxing at the age of 16 to help feed his hungry family. After ten years, without proper training and with little to show for his efforts beyond some frightful beatings, Walcott quit the ring. A chance meeting with a fight promoter who recognized the potential in his iron chin and hard punch... more...

  • Tex Rickardby Colleen Aycock; Mark Scott

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2012; US$ 39.95

    Whether opening saloons, raising cattle, or promoting sporting events, George Lewis "Tex" Rickard (1870-1929) possessed a drive to be the best. After an early career as a cowboy and Texas sheriff, Rickard pioneered the largest ranch in South America, built a series of profitable saloons in the Klondike and Nevada gold rushes, and turned boxing... more...

  • Ray Arcelby Donald Dewey

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2012; US$ 35.00

    Without Ray Arcel (1899-1994), the 20th century world of boxing would have been markedly different. The credibility of it as a sport would have been greatly lessened. Arcel's prominence is all the more interesting because he made his mark not as a fighter, promoter, or manager, but as a trainer. From Benny Leonard to Roberto Duran and Larry Holmes,... more...

  • The Nelson-Wolgast Fight and the San Francisco Boxing Scene, 1900–1914by Arne K Lang

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2012; US$ 35.00

    During the early years of the 20th century, San Francisco promoters served up boxing's grandest spectacles. On February 22, 1910, a crowd of more than 15,000 braved chilly, rainy conditions to witness one such match, pitting lightweight champion "Battling" Nelson against Ad Wolgast. That epic battle came to stand virtually unchallenged... more...

  • Boxer's Bible of Counterpunchingby Mark Hatmaker

    Tracks Publishing 2012; US$ 9.99

    All the tools necessary to build a powerful defensive base for boxing?every defense for every punch from every angle?are included in this manual. Punching prowess has become equated with boxing, but what is done in response to that incoming flurry makes a truly good boxer: how to make an opponent miss, how to easily defend, and, most importantly,... more...