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Boxing

  • 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$ 9.06

    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...

  • Punching Above their Weightby Sean McGoldrick

    The O'Brien Press 2015; US$ 16.03

    An account of the history, heritage, successes and failures of Irish boxing. Incorporating interviews with key players including Gary Keegan, Billy Walsh, Katie Taylor, boxers past and present and people closely associated with the sport. more...

  • The Phantom Punchby Rob Sneddon

    Down East Books 2015; US$ 14.99

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  • El combate del sigloby Jack London; Laura Salas

    Primento Digital Publishing 2015; US$ 12.99

    4 de julio de 1910. Reno, Nevada. Todo está listo: James J. Jeffries ?la gran esperanza blanca? se enfrentará al primer campeón negro de la historia de los pesos pesados, Jack Johnson ?el gigante de Galveston? Jack London está en Reno cubriendo la noticia para el New York Herald , junto a él muchos otros periodistas de todo el mundo y miles de... more...

  • The Little Book of Irish Boxingby Barry Flynn

    The History Press 2015; US$ 14.57

    A concise history of all the major figures in Irish boxing, from Barry McGuigan to Katy Taylor, this book from highly experienced author Barry Flynn is a must for fans of Irish boxing all over the world. A reliable reference book and a quirky guide, this compendium of fascinating, obscure, strange and entertaining facts can be dipped into time and... more...