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  • Running with the Champby Tim Shanahan; Chuck Crisafulli

    Simon & Schuster 2016; US$ 27.00

    A personal tribute to the remarkable friendship between Tim Shanahan and Muhammad Ali, including dozens of never-before-told stories about Ali, his family, his entourage, and various celebrities along the way?as well as never-before-published personal photos. In 1976 Tim Shanahan was a medical-instruments salesman living in Chicago and was associated... more...

  • Shadow Boxby George Plimpton

    Random House 2016; US$ 14.09

    From the author of Paper Lion Stepping into the ring against light-heavyweight champion Archie Moore, George Plimpton pauses to wonder what ever induced him to become a participatory journalist. Bloodied but unbowed, he holds his own in the bout ? and brings back this timeless book on boxing and its devotees, among them Muhammad Ali, Joe Frazier,... more...

  • Ingemar Johanssonby Ken Brooks

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 55.00

    Ingemar Johansson's right hand--dubbed "The Hammer of Thor"--was the most fearsome in boxing, and Johansson's three fights with Floyd Patterson rank among the sport's classic rivalries. Yet most fans know little about the Swedish playboy who won the world heavyweight championship with a shocking third round knockout of Patterson... more...

  • Stand Tallby Dewey Bozella

    HarperCollins 2016; US$ 17.99

    In this inspiring memoir, Dewey Bozella recounts his life and the twenty-six years he spent behind bars for a murder he did not commit?a stirring tale of courage, strength, faith, and perseverance. In the late 1970s, Dewey Bozella was wrongfully accused of murdering Emma Crapser, a ninety-two-year-old resident of Poughkeepsie, New York. Sentenced... more...

  • I Am Duranby Roberto Duran

    Pan Macmillan 2016; US$ 16.84

    They called him 'Hands of Stone'. In his own words, and for the first time, Roberto Duran tells his unbelievable story in I Am Duran: The Autobiography of Robert Duran . From the mean streets of Panama to the bright lights of Las Vegas, blazing a trail through the golden decade of boxing, Duran, in unflinching form, dispels myths and lays bare the... more...

  • The Fighting Frenchmanby Paul Levy

    University of Minnesota Press 2016; Not Available

    Scott LeDoux?s face read like a roadmap of boxing?s last golden era?eye thumbed by Larry Holmes, brow gashed by Mike Tyson, ears stung by none other than Muhammad Ali. ?George Foreman hit me so hard,? LeDoux said, ?my ancestors in France felt it.? The only man to step into the ring with eleven heavyweight champions, LeDoux also fought through two... more...

  • Personal Productivityby John W. Kendrick; J. B. Kendrick

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 47.95

    The author explores the careers and private lives of the first two African-American boxing champions in order to define the history of race relations and the black press at the time. The major events and fights are organized around the themes of segregation and the significance to black Americans. more...

  • 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...