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  • More Than a Championby Jan Philipp Reemtsma

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 12.00

    "A dazzling portrait. . . . Written with energy, daring, and artful intelligence."  --San Francisco Chronicle From the Trade Paperback edition. more...

  • Liston and Aliby Bob Mee

    Mainstream Publishing 2011; US$ 15.50

    Sport can offer catharsis in times of crisis, but not this time. Liston was a mob fighter with a criminal past, and rumours were spreading that Clay was not just a noisy, bright-eyed boy blessed with more than his share of the craziness of youth, but a believer in a shadowy cult: the Nation of Islam. Instead of a hero and a villain, boxing had served... more...

  • My Storyby Bernard Dunne

    Penguin Books Ltd 2010; US$ 14.38

    Bernard Dunne boxed for the first time at the age of 6. Twenty-three years later, in an electrifying performance at the O2 arena in Dublin, he stopped the brilliant Ricardo Cordoba to take the WBA World Super Bantamweight belt. The path from the gym in west Dublin to the world title was often a rocky one. Here, for the first time, Bernard... more...

  • Beautiful Brutality: The Family Ties at the Heart of Boxingby Adam Smith

    Transworld 2012; US$ 21.14

    Boxing. The Sport of Kings. And for every king, there are kingmakers and princes, determined heirs and ruthless pretenders to the throne. Boxers may enter the ring alone, but behind them are their families, many of whom have spent a career in the fight game themselves. And all are caught up in this most beautiful but brutal of sports. Beautiful... more...

  • Jacobs Beachby Kevin Mitchell

    Random House 2011; US$ 12.68

    Gangsters have been around boxing for ever. When boxing took hold in Madison Square Garden just after the First World War, a new wave of criminals moved in: the Mob. It was then that Prohibition gave street legitimacy to organised crime right across America; and by the time Joe Louis arrived to breathe excitement through a country ravaged by the Great... more...

  • I'm A Little Specialby Gerald Early

    Random House 2012; US$ 11.27

    I'm A Little Special: A Muhammad Ali Reader collects 30 of the best pieces ever written about this sporting legend in an anthology by the greatest about the Greatest. Muhammad Ali's story is told by a stellar array of authors, athletes and social commentators, all of them compelled to write about this amazing man. In addition to pieces by Hunter... more...

  • King of the Worldby David Remnick; Salman Rushdie

    Pan Macmillan 2015; US$ 9.12

    With an introduction by Salman Rushdie With a new afterword by the author It was the night of February 25, 1964. A cloud of cigar smoke drifted through the ring lights. Cassius Clay threw punches into the gray floating haze and waited for the bell. When Cassius Clay burst onto the sports scene in the 1950s, he broke the mould. He changed... more...

  • Classic Boxing Storiesby Paul D. Staudohar

    Skyhorse Publishing 2013; US$ 16.99

    Boxing has been a part of our history going back centuries. Whether it?s bare knuckle or the pay-per-view fights we see today, it has been a staple in our lives. In Classic Boxing Stories , Paul D. Staudohar has collected work from dozens of writers, telling stories about the sport that has been so important to them. With tales going back 100 years,... more...

  • Gatekeeperby Gary Goodridge; Mark Dorsey

    ECW Press 2012; US$ 12.95

    The biography of a pioneer in the mixed martial arts (MMA) scene, this work takes readers through Gary "Big Daddy" Goodridge?s entire career - from his rollercoaster formative years and his emergence as a world champion athlete to his role as a loving father struggling to find work.With humble beginnings as an immigrant in a small city in... more...

  • King of the Worldby David Remnick

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 16.95

    There were mythic sports figures before him--Jack Johnson, Babe Ruth, Joe Louis, Joe DiMaggio--but when Cassius Clay burst onto the sports scene from his native Louisville in the 1950s, he broke the mold. He changed the world of sports and went on to change the world itself. As Muhammad Ali, he would become the most recognized face on the planet. Ali... more...