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Boxing

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • A Fighting Lifeby Lou Duva; Tim Smith; Evander Holyfield

    Sports Publishing 2016; US$ 24.99

    For more than seven decades, Lou Duva has been a mainstay in the boxing world. With his craggy face and the bulbous nose of a boxer with questionable defensive skills, Duva is one of the most enduring images of boxing, having climbed in and out of rings for championship fights on six different continents. In Lou Duva: A Fighting Life , you?ll hear... more...

  • Ali vs. Inokiby Josh Gross

    BenBella Books, Inc. 2016; US$ 16.99

    Inoki can use his bare fists. He can use karate. This is serious. There?s $10 million involved. I wouldn?t pull a fraud on the public. This is real. There?s no plan. The blood. The holds. The pain. Everything is going to be real. I?m not here in this time of my life to come out with some phony action. I want you to know this is real." Muhammad Ali,... 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...

  • Running with the Champby Tim Shanahan; Chuck Crisafulli

    Simon & Schuster 2016; US$ 27.00 US$ 18.99

    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...

  • Stars in the Ring: Jewish Champions in the Golden Age of Boxingby Mike Silver

    Lyons Press 2016; US$ 14.99

    In the period from 1901 to 1939, 29 Jewish boxers were recognized as world champions and more than 160 Jewish boxers ranked among the top contenders in their respective weight divisions. Stars in the Ring , by renowned boxing historian Mike Silver, presents this vibrant social history in the first illustrated encyclopedic compendium of its kind.... 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...

  • Moneyby Tris Dixon

    Birlinn 2015; US$ 13.11

    Floyd ?Money? Mayweather is one of the most successful professional boxers of all time. In September 2015 he defeated Andre Berto at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas to claim his forty-ninth professional victory in a glittering unbeaten ring career that has spanned two decades. Born into a boxing family that was barely surviving on the poverty... more...

  • King of the Worldby David Remnick; Salman Rushdie

    Pan Macmillan 2015; US$ 6.56

    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...