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- 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...
- 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...
- Mainstream Publishing 2011; US$ 11.20
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...
- 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...
- Free Press 2006; Not Available
Muhammad Ali and Howard Cosell were must-see TV long before that phrase became ubiquitous. Individually interesting, together they were mesmerizing. They were profoundly different -- young and old, black and white, a Muslim and a Jew, Ali barely literate and Cosell an editor of his university's law review. Yet they had in common forces that made them... more...
- World Wrestling Entertainment 2009; Not Available
It starts with an insult...then comes a push, a shove...a betrayal. Before you know it, the two wrestlers are at each other's throats. It's a rivalry, it's personal...it's a showdown. Some showdowns are straightforward: John Cena wants to prove himself by taking on JBL; Randy Orton knows that if he can slay Undertaker, it will prove that he is... more...
- World Wrestling Entertainment 2010; Not Available
Suddenly it?s over, and in the center of the ring, one man is victorious. The referee raises his hand, and from somewhere (you?re not quite sure where because you?re still cheering), the shining symbol of this momentous win appears. With the crowd still roaring, the winner stands alone in the ring and raises the championship belt high over his head.... more...
- HarperCollins Publishers 2013; US$ 22.35
A fascinating social history of the development of boxing in Australia. FIGHTERS BY TRADE brings vividly to life the boxing world of historical heroes and modern-day gladiators. From the brutish beginnings of cobble street fighting on the squalid streets of London in 1700 to the illegal bare-knuckle fighting of colonial Australia to the spectacular... more...
- Random House 2012; US$ 9.81
Muhammad Ali was the greatest boxer the world has ever seen, and the most charismatic athlete of all time. Mesmeric both inside the ring and out, Ali has been a role model, a spiritual thinker and a symbol of courage for thousands of people. Davis Miller was a sickly 12-year-old child when he first encountered Ali. From this meeting there... more...