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The Game

by Jack London

The Game is a 1905 novel by Jack London about a twenty-year-old boxer Joe, who meets his death in the ring. London was a sports reporter for the Oakland Herald and based the novel on his personal observations...


She's a Knockout!: A History of Women in Fighting Sports

by L. A. Jennings

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...


Boxing in Philadelphia: Tales of Struggle and Survival

by Gabe Oppenheim

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...


A History of Women's Boxing

by Malissa Smith

A History of Women’s Boxing traces the history of the sport back to the 1700s, through the 2012 Olympic Games when women were first allowed to box, and up to the present. Rich in detail and exhaustively researched,...


Historical Dictionary of Boxing

by John Grasso

The Historical Dictionary of Boxing focuses on the as champions of boxing along with the lesser-known boxers who helped shape this sport. More of these boxers come from the United States but there are others...


Fight

by Eugene S. Robinson

Crushing your enemies, driving them before you, and hearing the lamentations of their women? It doesn't get any better than this." –Eugene Robinson, ripping off John Milius

That's the sentiment that surges...


The Fight of the Century: Ali vs. Frazier March 8, 1971

by Michael Arkush

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"The Fight of the Century brings back memories of a different and troubled time both in sports and in our country. It is vividly reported and a perfect example of the old saying that the genius...


Ghosts of Manila

by Mark Kram, Jr.

When Muhammad Ali met Joe Frazier in Manila for their third fight, their rivalry had spun out of control. The Ali-Frazier matchup had become a madness, inflamed by the media and the politics of race. When the...


When Boxing Was, Like, Ridiculously Racist

by Ian Carey

This is the story of the lineage of Boxing's World Heavyweight Championship from 1882-1915 and how it explains a cultural attitude toward race and identity in that era.

The first true national and international...


The Gloves

by Robert Anasi

A gritty, spirited inside look at the world of amateur boxing today

The Golden Gloves tournament is center stage in amateur boxing-a single-elimination contest in which young hopefuls square off in steamy gyms...


Fighter

by Andy Lee & Niall Kelly

An epic and moving journey, from the backstreets of London and Limerick to the summit of the world’s most unforgiving sport.

In 2005, at the age of twenty, Andy Lee left Ireland to make it in the harsh world...


Badass Boxing Workouts

by Jennifer Chieng

Punch up your fitness routine with the hottest total body workout

Boxing is the ultimate workout to shake up a boring fitness routine. The high-intensity, full-body workouts in this book will help you sculpt...


My Life in the Ring and Out

by Jack Johnson

The first African American to win the world heavyweight championship, Jack Johnson (1878–1946) was the preeminent American sports personality of his era. Holder of the title from 1908 to 1915, Johnson continued...


HSING-I CHUAN

by James McMeil & Andrew Jackson

Hsing-I is one of the true treasures of the internal martial arts. Based on ancient Taoist philosophy, it has both the capacity to be used as a devastating martial art alongside its ability to improve the health...


The Hornet: From Bullied Schoolboy To World Champion

by Jeff Horn & Grantlee Kieza

My journey from bullied schoolboy to world champion The story of Jeff Horn reads like a fairytale. Written with award-winning author, journalist and boxing aficionado Grantlee Kieza, The Hornet is the tale of...


Character Assassins

by William M. Connolly

CHARACTER ASSASSINS is a brief history of the consequences of bearing false witness. It tells how toxic talk has led to shunning, witch hunts, persecuti ons, false prosecuti ons, executi ons, pogroms, famines,...


Ringside Reflections

by Matthew Hurley

The inevitability of what was to come hung in the air but the crowd at the outdoor arena at Caesars Palace seemed as dazed as to what was happening as Duran. Hearns, now oozing confidence, approached center...


The First Superstar

by Gary K. Weiand

The First Superstar tells how John L. Sullivan forged the link between media and sports by being such good copy that the papers of the 1880s couldn't help but report his every move. What Babe Ruth's homeruns...


Gloves Gone By

by James Amato & Jerry Fitch

The heavyweight boxing scene may have enjoyed its most competitive time period in the decades 1960 to 1980. Champions like Patterson, Liston, Ali, Frazier, Foreman and Holmes roamed the landscape. There were...


Hardcore Self-Defense

by C. R. Jahn

HARDCORE SELF-DEFENSE is totally unlike any other martial-arts book you've ever read. It is the result of a lifetime of experience by one who walks the Warrior's Path. Jam-packed with useful information, no...