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  • Nigel Benn - The Dark Destroyerby Nigel Benn

    John Blake Publishing 2009; US$ 10.99

    NIGEL BENN is a powerhouse among boxers. Known to his fans as the Dark Destroyer, his first 22 professional fights ended with him knocking out all his opponents - half of them before the first round was over. In this book, Nigel Benn tells it like it is. From the grim days he spent in the army in Northern Ireland, to his notorious battle with Chris... more...

  • Playing in Timeby Carlo Rotella

    University of Chicago Press 2012; US$ 27.50

    From jazz fantasy camp to running a movie studio; from a fight between an old guy and a fat guy to a fear of clowns?Carlo Rotella?s Playing in Time delivers good stories full of vivid characters, all told with the unique voice and humor that have garnered Rotella many devoted readers in the New York Times Magazine , Boston Globe, and Washington... more...

  • Muay Thai Basicsby Christoph Delp

    North Atlantic Books 2012; US$ 18.95

    Muay Thai, also referred to as Thai boxing, combines fitness training, self-defense, and competitive sport. In this hands-on guide, renowned trainer Christoph Delp presents the sport?s history, development, rules, and equipment. In the techniques section, he first details basic skills such as the correct starting position and footwork. Next he offers... more...

  • The Soul Of A Butterflyby Hana Yasmeen Ali; Muhammad Ali

    Transworld 2015; US$ 12.68

    In this poignant, moving book, Muhammad Ali shares the beliefs he has come to live by and which he has passed on to his children. Some of the wisdom is his own; some comes from the teachings of true Islam, from his spiritual studies, and from people he has met in the course of his extraordinary life. Here, as he recalls his early days as a young warrior... more...

  • Battling Jack Turpinby Jackie Turpin

    Mainstream Publishing 2012; US$ 14.09

    Now in his 80th year, 'Battling' Jack Turpin is the last surviving member of his generation of Britain's best-known and best-loved boxing family. Jack's father, Lionel Turpin, came from British Guiana to volunteer for the British Army during the Great War. He was wounded on the battlefields of France and invalided to Warwick, the first black man... more...

  • The Great White Hopesby Greame Kent

    The History Press 2005; US$ 11.99

    In Sydney, Australia, in 1908 the talented black fighter Jack Johnson won the heavyweight championship of the world from the Canadian Tommy Burns. There was an immediate storm of protest. It was predicted that his reign would lead to civic unrest and race riots. This is the story of sport, racism, corruption and larger-than-life characters. more...

  • The Visual in Sportby Mike Huggins; Mike O'Mahony

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    This comprehensive, novel and exciting interdisciplinary collection brings together leading international authorities from the history of sport, social history, art history, film history, design history, cultural studies and related fields to explore the ways in which visual culture has shaped, and continues to impact upon, our understanding of sport... more...

  • The Regulation of Boxingby Robert G. Rodriguez

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2009; US$ 29.95

    This first nationwide study of boxing regulations in the United States offers an historical overview of the subject, from the earliest attempts at regulating the sport to present-day legislation that may create a national boxing commission. It examines the disparity of regulations among states, as well as the reasons for some of these differences.... more...

  • Historical Dictionary of Boxingby John Grasso

    Scarecrow Press 2013; US$ 144.99

    The Historical Dictionary of Boxing focuses on the as champions of boxing along with the lesser-known boxers who helped shape this sport. More of these boxers come from the United States but there are others from Europe, Asia and Latin America, and there are also entries on the major boxing countries as well. Plus entries on the rules, on the... more...

  • A Cuban Boxer's Journeyby Brin-Jonathan Butler

    Picador 2014; US$ 3.69

    THE STORY OF CUBAN BOXER AND POLITICAL PARIAH GUILLERMO RIGONDEAUX'S HARROWING DECISION TO DEFECT IN HOPES OF REAPING THE REWARDS OF THE AMERICAN DREAM "What is one million dollars compared to the love of eight million Cubans?" This was the question posed by legendary boxer Teofilo Stevenson in the 1970s, crowned by many as the Muhammad Ali... more...