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  • 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$ 7.39

    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$ 12.00

    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...

  • My View from the Corner: A Life in Boxingby Angelo Dundee; Bert Sugar

    McGraw-Hill Education 2009; US$ 21.00 US$ 18.90

    Boxing's greatest trainer reveals all "The book is written in a highly conversational tone, and by the end the reader will know precisely what it is like to listen to the Bill Walsh of boxing hold court on the exotic art of the cornerman." --New York Times Book Review "[H]ere's one for the fans: an as-close-up-as-you-can-get view of boxing's... more...

  • Two Tonby Joseph Monninger

    Steerforth Press 2012; US$ 13.95

    Beetle-browed, nearly bald, a head that rode his collarbones like a bowling ball returning on rails, his waist size more than half his five-foot-eight height, Two Ton Tony Galento appeared nearly square, his legs two broomsticks jammed into a vertical hay bale. By all measures he stood no chance when he stepped into the ring against the Brown Bomber,... more...

  • Un sueno americanoby Oscar De La Hoya; Steve Springer

    HarperCollins 2012; US$ 10.60

    Oscar De La Hoya, uno de los luchadores más celebrados en la historia del boxeo, nos brinda su historia franca y conmovedora sobre cómo logró el Sueño Americano: su ascenso al éxito, el poder de una ética de trabajo sólida, la dolorosa pérdida de su madre al cáncer, las trampas del estrellato, así como una perspectiva muy personal de lo que significa... more...