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  • I Am Duranby Roberto Duran

    Pan Macmillan 2016; US$ 18.47

    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...

  • Michael Watson's Storyby Michael Watson; Steve Bunce

    Little, Brown Book Group 2011; US$ 13.99

    This is the autobiography of Michael Watson, the former Commonwealth Middleweight champion, whose career was tragically cut short. In 1991 he had a world title fight with Chris Eubank - the people's champion against the guy we love to hate. Eubank retained his belt, but it was one of the most controversial decisions in British boxing history. The... more...

  • My Storyby Bernard Dunne

    Penguin Books Ltd 2010; US$ 12.68

    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...