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Boxing

  • The Complete Guide to Boxing Fitnessby Hilary Lissenden

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2015; US$ 23.99

    A comprehensive, practical guide to non-contact boxing - looks at workouts in an individual, group or class setting. Learn how to improve clients' body composition, heart-lung stamina, strength, speed, co-ordination, balance and flexibility. It also covers boxing training's less tangible but equally important benefits such as building confidence and... more...

  • The Rise of Mike Tyson, Heavyweightby William F. McNeil

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 39.95

    Covering Mike Tyson's rise through the amateur and professional boxing ranks, this book follows the Brooklyn native from his early years as a 12 year old criminal in Brownsville to his 1988 heavyweight unification match with Michael Spinks. The book focuses on the Catskill Boxing Club--where boxing guru Cus D'Amato trained the 210-pound teenager... more...

  • Bamboozledby Joey Torrey; Joe Biel

    Microcosm Publishing 2014; US$ 7.99

    In this introspective exploration of former boxer Joey Torrey's life, his past, his murder conviction, and his more than 30-year incarceration in a California state prison are each fine-tooth combed. Nearly five years after his original memoir, this new edition is re-written as a biography and delves deeper into circumstances surrounding Torrey?s... more...

  • Best of Enemiesby Padraig Lawlor; Philip O'Callaghan; Barry Flynn

    Liberties Press 2014; US$ 8.74

    In the 1950s and 1960s, boxers John Caldwell and Freddie Gilroy reached the very pinnacle of their sport and brought immense pride to Belfast and Ireland. This is their story of friendship and rivalry, of glory and pain, of riches and poverty. Belfast is world-renowned for her glovemen. Best of Enemies explores the careers of two of the city's finest... more...

  • Boxing for MMAby Mark Hatmaker

    Tracks Publishing 2014; US$ 9.99

    Although dramatic head kicks and garrote-tight submissions may get most of the airplay in highlight reels, the stats show that punching combinations and knockouts reap more MMA victories than any other fighting technique. This boxing primer not only covers the basics, including stance, footwork, punches, and combinations, it takes these boxing skills... more...

  • Greatest Moments of Boxingby Graham Betts

    G2 Rights Ltd 2014; US$ 5.82

    Boxing is the sport with probably the longest history of all, with Egyptian hieroglyphics depicting bare-knuckle fighting that date back as far as 5,000 BC. But which was the greatest fight of all time? Who ranks number one among the multitude of pugilists over the years? There are so many fighters and so many fights to choose from that it is impossible... more...

  • Fitness Boxingby Andy Dumas; Jamie Dumas

    Crowood 2014; US$ 18.94

    The benefits of boxing training are many: weight loss and toning, improved speed, strength, stamina, coordination, balance and flexibility. Fitness Boxing covers all the techniques used in a boxer's training programme and shows how to tailor these to suit individual needs through the use of colour photographs and step-by-step guidance. It is a comprehensive... more...

  • She's a Knockout!by L.A. Jennings

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 37.99

    This book provides a detailed history of women fighters?including wrestlers, MMA competitors, and boxers?and the different issues revolving around the fighters and their sports. She?s a Knockout! tells the stories of these extraordinary women, including boxer Laila Ali, Olympic wrestler Randi Miller, and Mixed Martial Arts phenom Debi Purcell,... more...

  • Boxing in Philadelphiaby Gabe Oppenheim

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 44.99

    In this book, author Gabe Oppenheim examines the rise and fall of boxing in Philadelphia, and how it often mirrored the city?s own narrative arc. Throughout, Oppenheim weaves together cultural history, urban studies, and biographical sketches of Philadelphia fighters such as Jimmy Young, Meldrick ?The Kid? Taylor, Teon Kennedy, and Mike Jones.... more...

  • Mi Vida Locaby Johnny Tapia; Bettina Gilois

    Taylor Trade Publishing 2014; US$ 11.99

    There is only one winner in boxing. Fighting against your opponent and fighting against your own inner demons become one in the same. Those who survive both in and out of the ring are beloved worldwide. Those who do not spiral downward into drugs, prison, and even murder. "[My] life's been pretty tragic," remarks Johnny. "But in the ring, it's been... more...