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Boxing

  • Moneyby Tris Dixon

    Birlinn 2017; US$ 10.99

    Fully updated to include Mayweather’s battle with UFC star Conor McGregor, reaching the historic 50-0 fight victories that take him past heavyweight legend Rocky Marciano’s long-held record. Floyd Mayweather Jr’s father was a boxer, as were his two uncles. His dad also dealt drugs and one day brought his work home with him, when he used his son as... more...

  • The Boxing Kingsby Paul Beston

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2017; US$ 34.00

    For much of the twentieth century, boxing was one of America’s most popular sports. This book details the illustrious history of the heavyweight title in the days when Americans reigned supreme and tells the stories of legendary champions such as John L. Sullivan, Jack Johnson, Jack Dempsey, Joe Louis, and Muhammad Ali. more...

  • The Guv'nor In His Own Words - Conversations with the Bare Knuckle Fighting Legendby Lenny McLean; Peter Gerrard

    John Blake Publishing 2017; US$ 7.49

    Born in East London in 1949, Lenny McLean grew up in an area that had been ravaged by the Second World War. Although money was scarce and fighting was commonplace, a camaraderie and deep sense of honour and respect remained. A victim of violent abuse at the hands of his stepfather, Lenny spent much of his teenage life in borstal as he began to follow... more...

  • The Secret Life Of Freddie Mills - National Hero, Boxing Champion, SERIAL KILLERby Michael Litchfield

    John Blake Publishing 2017; US$ 5.99

    Seven young women, all murdered in the most disgusting manner imaginable. Unimaginable, in fact: a first of its kind, and never before explicitly revealed. All the victims were prostitutes. All were dumped naked after having been stored by their killer as sex toys. Some of them were mothers. Each was someone’s daughter. And for more than fifty years... more...

  • Behind the Plateby Lawrence “Yogi” Berra; Til Ferdenzi

    Papamoa Press 2017; US$ 3.99

    Life had not been kind to young Tommy Riggs—and even though he had all the natural playing ability to become a Major Leaguer, his anger at the world kept him from becoming the great player he could be. How Tommy Riggs learned not only to be a star catcher, but also to live with himself and his teammates, makes a suspenseful story filled with the true-to-life... more...

  • The Agrarian Question in North Vietnam, 1974-79by Adam Fforde

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 59.95

    A look at race relations in theUS during the first half of the 20th century, through the first two African-American heavyweight boxing champions, Jack Johnson and Joe Louis. Using the Black press of the time, the author explores how their public careers and private lives define and explain national issues from the early 1900s to the late 1940s. more...

  • Prizefighter - The Searing Autobiography of Britain's Bareknuckle Boxing Championby Decca Heggie

    John Blake Publishing 2017; US$ 12.49

    'You can get a couple of years for beating the shit out of another bloke, or a couple of grand. I chose to do the latter'. Decca's story is that of a bullied boy with an impossible dream. Of solvent abuse, violence, drug addiction, depression, boxing and bareknuckle fighting but - ultimately - redemption. It begins on a council estate in Carlisle... more...

  • Toon Upby J J Gammond

    G2 Rights Ltd 2017; US$ 2.49

    TOON UP Storming straight back into the Premier League at the first time of asking, Newcastle United's title chase with Brighton went right down to the wire before the Championship trophy headed to Tyneside. United were a full nine points ahead of third placed Reading in the final analysis, as under Rafa Benitez The Magpies were never destined to settle... more...

  • Night Trainby Nick Tosches

    Penguin Books Ltd 2017; US$ 12.68

    'Dazzling... An unforgettable journey to some of boxing's darkest places' Steve Bunce, author of Bunce's Big Fat Short History of British Boxing Shortlisted for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year 2000 A breathtakingly brutal and evocative account of the life of infamous boxing world champion Sonny Liston Sonny Liston is one... more...

  • Nigel Benn - Dark Destroyerby Nigel Benn

    John Blake Publishing 2017; US$ 12.49

    NIGEL BENN is a powerhouse among boxers. Known to his fans as the Dark Destroyer, all of his first 22 professional fights ended with him knocking out his opponents - half of them before the first round was over. In this book, Nigel Benn tells it like it is. From the grim days he spent in the army in Northern Ireland, to his notorious battle with Chris... more...