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Boxing

  • Scream: The Tyson Tapesby Jonathan Rendall; Richard Williams

    Short Books 2014; US$ 17.49

    Michael Gerard Tyson grew up in almost indescribable poverty in the ghettos of Brooklyn. Incarcerated in a young offender institution at the age of ten – when he was often mistaken for a man of twenty – Tyson discovered that he had extraordinary physical power. In Scream, Jonathan Rendall presents an oral history of Tyson?s life, built around statements... more...

  • Bert Sugar's Punchlinesby Bert Sugar

    Lyons Press 2014; US$ 15.99

    Punchlines  is the best of Bert Sugar's writings, a collection of his lifelong art of covering some of the most colorful and often controversial figures in the world of boxing, from Muhammad Ali to Sonny Liston, Mike Tyson, and Sugar Ray Leonard, among many others. more...

  • Bouts of Maniaby Richard Hoffer

    Da Capo Press 2014; US$ 25.99

    Boxing?s last “golden age??when Ali, Frazier, and Foreman battled one another in five classic fights and America wallowed in self-doubt. more...

  • So Long, Hector Bebbby Ron Berry

    Parthian Books 2014; US$ 4.36

    A year out of the game for a fight gone wrong, Hector Bebb, a boxer from Cymmer, south Wales, is ready to make a comeback, confident that he's got himself under control. Those around him aren't so sure, and their fears are justified as, second time round, Hector's savagery takes a terrible toll, and he has to go on the run. So Long, Hector Bebb ,... more...

  • Willie Pep vs. Sandy Saddlerby Doug Werner

    Tracks Publishing 2014; US$ 9.99

    Any discussion of great boxers must include Willie Pep and Sandy Saddler?midcentury featherweight champions whose heroics electrified the fistic world then and reverberate today. This book explores the boxing lives of both pugilists?early years, fighting years, training and conditioning, historical context, life after boxing, and, of course, the lasting... more...

  • A History of Women's Boxingby Malissa Smith

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 37.99

    A History of Women?s Boxing traces the history of the sport back to the 1700s, through the 2012 Olympic Games when women were first allowed to box, and up to the present. Rich in detail and exhaustively researched, this book illuminates the struggles, obstacles, and successes of the women who fought?and continue to fight?in the ring and out to... more...

  • A Cuban Boxer's Journeyby Brin-Jonathan Butler

    Picador 2014; US$ 4.99

    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 of... more...

  • The Boxing Heavyweight Championship Quiz Bookby Philip Solomon

    Andrews UK 2014; US$ 3.99

    Do you enjoy watching heavyweight boxing? Are you familiar with the many British names associated with this exciting sport? Would you like to find out more about the UK’s heavyweight champions, past and present, and all those who have battled to win this title? If you answered yes to any of these question, you are certain to enjoy this new quiz... more...

  • The Sweet Scienceby A. J. Liebling; Robert Anasi

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2014; US$ 16.99

    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...

  • Counterpunchby Ira Berkow

    Triumph Books 2014; US$ 11.99

    Spanning the period between 1967 and 2005, this compilation includes 84 of Pulitzer Prize?winning author Ira Berkow?s columns on boxing. Readers will meet some of the greatest names in the sport?s history in the pages of this book, including Muhammad Ali, Joe Frazier, Joe Louis, and Mike Tyson. Among the unforgettable stories gathered in this collection... more...