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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Stand Tallby Dewey Bozella

    HarperCollins 2016; US$ 17.99

    In this inspiring memoir, Dewey Bozella recounts his life and the twenty-six years he spent behind bars for a murder he did not commit—a stirring tale of courage, strength, faith, and perseverance. In the late 1970s, Dewey Bozella was wrongfully accused of murdering Emma Crapser, a ninety-two-year-old resident of Poughkeepsie, New York. Sentenced... more...

  • I Am Duranby Roberto Duran

    Pan Macmillan 2016; US$ 12.22

    They called him 'Hands of Stone'. In his own words, and for the first time, Roberto Duran tells his unbelievable story in I Am Duran: The Autobiography of Robert Duran . From the mean streets of Panama to the bright lights of Las Vegas, blazing a trail through the golden decade of boxing, Duran, in unflinching form, dispels myths and lays bare the... 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...

  • 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...

  • Bunce's Big Fat Short History of British Boxingby Steve Bunce

    Transworld 2017; US$ 26.78

    Boxing is Steve Bunce's game. He has filed thousands and thousands of fight reports from ringside. He has written millions and millions of words for national newspapers previewing boxing, profiling boxers and proselytising on the business. He has been the voice of British boxing on the airwaves, both radio and television, with an army of loyal fans.... more...

  • Intimate Warfareby Dennis Taylor; John J. Raspanti

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2016; US$ 34.00

    This book tells the story of the greatest blood-and-guts rivalry in the history of boxing, the spectacular trilogy of fights between Arturo “Thunder” Gatti and “Irish” Micky Ward. It paints a vivid portrait of these two charismatic boxers, tracing their lives, careers, and the unlikely friendship they formed despite their brutal fights. more...

  • The Immortalsby Harry Harris

    G2 Rights Ltd 2016; US$ 5.99

    Written by the legendary soccer writer Harry Harris the fairy tale account of how the team rose from the very bottom of the league in the previous season to triumph against all odds. more...

  • United - The Legendary Years 1958-1968by Denis Law

    G2 Rights Ltd 2016; US$ 9.99

    United legends Denis Law and Pat Crerand tell their exclusive story of the years that followed the tragedy at munich - an outstanding decade in which United swept all before them in their quest to become the first English club to win the European Cup. 50 years later Law and Crerand give their personal account of what it was like to be part of one of... more...