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  • Third Man in the Ringby Michael Fitzgerald

    Potomac Books 2013; US$ 26.95

    Officiating a professional boxing match can be a thankless job. When a match goes well, no one focuses on the referee. But when a controversy arises, everyone remembers the man who made the call. Third Man in the Ring explores the lives of thirty-three officials as they discuss what goes on inside the ropes and recount the disputes and clashes that... more...

  • Stars in the Ring: Jewish Champions in the Golden Age of Boxingby Mike Silver

    Lyons Press 2016; US$ 14.99

    In the period from 1901 to 1939, 29 Jewish boxers were recognized as world champions and more than 160 Jewish boxers ranked among the top contenders in their respective weight divisions. Stars in the Ring , by renowned boxing historian Mike Silver, presents this vibrant social history in the first illustrated encyclopedic compendium of its kind.... more...

  • Facing Tysonby Ted Kluck

    Lyons Press 2006; US$ 23.99

    A ring-level view on what is was like to face boxing's most notorious and brutal fighters. more...

  • Pound for Poundby Herb Boyd; Ray Robinson

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 14.99

    Hailed by critics as a long overdue portrait of Sugar Ray Robinson, a man who was as elusive out of the ring as he was magisterial in it, Pound for Pound is a lively and nuanced profile of an athlete who is arguably the best boxer the sport has ever known. So great were Robinson's skills, he was eulogized by Woody Allen, compared to Joe Louis, and... more...

  • No Holds Barred Fighting: Savage Strikesby Mark Hatmaker; Doug Werner

    Tracks Publishing 2004; US$ 9.99

    The techniques taught in this book enable fighters and self-defense students to knock down and knock out their opponents. Maneuvers covered include the unique no holds barred (NHB) striking stance and the complete NHB striking arsenalevery punch, kick, elbow blow, knee strike, head-butt, forearm shot, and shoulder-butt is detailed. No holds barred... more...

  • Facing Aliby Stephen Brunt

    Knopf Canada 2010; US$ 22.00

    They won, they lost, they were scorned or cheered, but they got in the ring with the champ. Muhammad Ali through the stories of 15 of his opponents ? an incredible cross-section that reveals Ali as never before. Every fighter who got into the ring with Ali shone brighter as a result; no life or career could be the same afterwards. Stephen Brunt,... more...

  • The Years of the Locustby Jon Hotten

    Random House 2009; US$ 18.32

    The Years of the Locust is a true story of intrigue, paranoia, murder and money set in the shimmering cities of America's South in the 1990s. It's the story of two men who never should have met, and when they did, one killed the other. There are walk-on parts for Don King, George Foreman, the FBI and a fallen NFL hero, yet it's the two central characters... more...

  • Boxing's Hall of Shameby Thomas Myler

    Mainstream Publishing 2011; US$ 11.27

    In Boxing's Hall of Shame , Thomas Myler tells the inside stories of the real fight game. He reveals the sport's heroes and villains, mobsters and fixers, its shame and sorrows, providing the reader with a ringside seat at boxing's greatest and most controversial contests along the way. This no-holds-barred volume includes the enraged Mike Tyson... more...

  • Ring of Hate: The Brown Bomber and Hitler's Heroby Patrick Myler

    Mainstream Publishing 2011; US$ 11.27

    More than the world heavyweight championship was at stake when Joe Louis fought Max Schmeling on 22 June 1938. In a world on the brink of war, the contest was projected as a test of nationalistic, racial and political ideals. It was black man against white man, a showdown between democracy and totalitarianism. No single event in the history of boxing... more...

  • Muhammad Ali In Fighter's Heavenby Victor Bockris

    Random House 2011; US$ 14.09

    'The man who has no imagination Stands on earth He has no wings He cannot fly' Muhammad Ali Just off Highway 61 in northern Pennsylvania, up the dirt drive of a wooded hill lay a place called Fighter's Heaven. This was once the training camp of the 'greatest of all times'. From early '73 through the summer of '74 Victor Bockris visited Muhammad Ali,... more...