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  • 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...

  • Four Kingsby George Kimball

    Mainstream Publishing 2011; US$ 15.50

    By the late 1970s, boxing had lapsed into a moribund state and interest in it was on the wane. In 1980, however, the sport was resuscitated by a riveting series of bouts involving an improbably dissimilar quartet: Sugar Ray Leonard, Marvelous Marvin Hagler, Thomas Hearns and Roberto Duran. The 'Four Kings of the Ring' would fight one another nine... more...

  • Bennyby John Burrowes

    Mainstream Publishing 2011; US$ 11.27

    'Before Benny, nobody from the Gorbals became World Champion of anything...' Benny Lynch was Scotland's first World Boxing Champion and the most talked-about British sportsman of his generation. In fact, many consider him to be the finest fighter the country has ever produced. Benny is the amazing account of how Lynch battled his way above and... more...

  • Floyd Pattersonby W.K. Stratton

    Mainstream Publishing 2012; US$ 12.68

    In 1956, at age 21, Floyd Patterson became the youngest boxer to win the title of world heavyweight champion and then, later, the first ever to lose and regain it. Here, acclaimed author W.K. Stratton chronicles the life of 'The Gentle Gladiator' - an athlete overshadowed by Ali's theatrics and Liston's fearsome reputation, and a civil-rights activist... more...

  • The Glovesby Robert Anasi

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2003; US$ 28.99

    A gritty, spirited inside look at the world of amateur boxing today The Golden Gloves tournament is center stage in amateur boxing-a single-elimination contest in which young hopefuls square off in steamy gyms with the boxing elite looking on. Robert Anasi took up boxing in his twenties to keep in shape, attract women, and sharpen his knuckles... more...

  • The Sweet Scienceby A. J. Liebling; Robert Anasi

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2014; US$ 16.99

    A.J. Liebling's classic New Yorker pieces on the "sweet science of bruising" bring vividly to life the boxing world as it once was. It depicts the great events of boxing's American heyday: Sugar Ray Robinson's dramatic comeback, Rocky Marciano's rise to prominence, Joe Louis's unfortunate decline. Liebling never fails to find the human story behind... more...

  • On The Cobblesby Jimmy Stockin; Martin King; Martin Knight

    Mainstream Publishing 2011; US$ 11.27

    Everyone is familiar with the gypsy race but few outside their close-knit and ancient community really know what being a gypsy is about -how they live and how they think. This is the story of a gypsy man, Jimmy Stockin, born into a world where fighting is first nature. Whilst football maybe the chosen sport for most British males, bare-knuckle fighting... more...

  • The Good Sonby Mark Kriegel

    Free Press 2012; US$ 15.99

    FRANK SINATRA FAWNED OVER HIM. WARREN ZEVON WROTE A TRIBUTE SONG. Sylvester Stallone produced his life story as a movie of the week. In the 1980s, Ray ?Boom Boom? Mancini wasn?t merely the lightweight champ. An adoring public considered him a national hero, the real Rocky. From the mobbed-up steel city of Youngstown, Ohio, Mancini was cast as... more...

  • The Zen Of Muhammad Aliby Davis Miller

    Random House 2011; US$ 11.27

    Collected here for the first time are the best of Davis Miller's essays and memoirs. The volume contains his celebrated trilogy of award-winning Muhammad Ali pieces, including the classic 'My Dinner with Ali', together with a provocative new essay called 'The Yin and the Yang of Muhammad Ali'. There are also two pieces about Miller's unusual relationship... more...

  • The Big Fightby Dave Hannigan

    Random House 2012; US$ 14.09

    Twenty-four hours after arriving in Dublin, Muhammad Ali rang his publicist Harold Conrad. "Hey, Hal?" said Ali, "where are all the niggers in this country?" "Ali," replied Conrad, "there aren't any." On July 19, 1972, it took Muhammad Ali 11 rounds to defeat Al 'Blue' Lewis at Croke Park, Dublin. A mere footnote in the larger Ali story, this fight... more...