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- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Ebury Publishing 2014; US$ 27.30
When Carl Froch defeated George Groves in their Wembley Stadium re-match in front of 80,000 fans, it went down as the biggest fight in British boxing history, cementing Carl?s place as our greatest boxer ? a pure warrior who has never accepted the easy way. Carl grew up a tough kid on a tough Nottingham estate, where boxing helped to keep... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 29.95
For all hard-core boxing fans, this book introduces the reader to New Jersey stars of the 20th century--gladiators who fought in blood soaked rings bringing entertainment to millions for little pay. They must not be forgotten. The book contains many little known facts about these fine men, all trying to punch out a living for their families in hard... more...
- 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...