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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...


Boxing Fitness

by Clinton McKenzie & Hilary Lissenden

Boxing is well-known for its training regime, which produces some of the strongest, fittest athletes in the world. 'Boxing fitness', a recent development in personal fitness, has adapted elements of this training...


Fighter: The Unauthorized Biography of Georges St-Pierre, UFC Champion: The Unauthorized Biography of Georges St-Pierre, UFC Champion

by Jerry Langton

St-Pierre is two-time and current champion of the UFC's most desired and hotly contested weight class. He has forced other fighters to go to great lengths in an effort to unseat him.

But he's more than that....


Willie Pep vs. Sandy Saddler: Notes on the Boxing Legends and Epic Rivalry

by Doug Werner

Any discussion of great boxers must include Willie Pep and Sandy Saddler—midcentury featherweight champions whose heroics electrified the fistic world then and reverberate today. This book explores the boxing...


The Boxing Heavyweight Championship Quiz Book: 101 Questions on British Heavyweight Boxing

by Philip Solomon

Do you enjoy watching heavyweight boxing? Are you familiar with the many British names associated with this exciting sport? Would you like to find out more about the UK's heavyweight champions, past and present,...


No Middle Ground: Eubank, Benn, Watson and the Golden Era of British Boxing

by Sanjeev Shetty

2014 marks the 25th anniversary of the first bout in the epic battle between Nigel Benn, Michael Watson and Chris Eubank that would keep us entertained for five manic, magnificent and ultimately tragic years....


Counterpunch: Ali, Tyson, the Brown Bomber, and Other Stories of the Boxing Ring

by Ira Berkow

Spanning the period between 1967 and 2005, this compilation includes 84 of Pulitzer Prize–winning author Ira Berkow’s columns on boxing. Readers will meet some of the greatest names in the sport’s history...


Beyond Glory: Joe Louis vs. Max Schmeling, and a World on the Brink

by David Margolick

Nothing in the annals of sports has aroused more passion than the heavyweight fights in New York in 1936 and 1938 between Joe Louis and Max Schmeling — bouts that symbolized the hopes, hatreds, and fears of...


The Gleason's Gym Total Body Boxing Workout for Women: A 4-Week Head-to-Toe Makeover

by Bruce Silverglade, Hector Roca & Hilary Swank

Defined arms; sleek shoulders; flat, tight abs; lean, firm legs -- this is the shape that women want to get from their workouts. World-renowned trainer Hector Roca and owner Bruce Silverglade bring Gleason's...


Rings: On the Life and Family of a Southern Fighter

by Randy Bates

In this momentous debut, Randy Bates finds in the daily lives of one American family the pathos and drama we usually associate with the finest fiction. Rings is strict, however, in presenting only actual people...


The Visual in Sport

by Mike Huggins & Mike O'Mahony

This comprehensive, novel and exciting interdisciplinary collection brings together leading international authorities from the history of sport, social history, art history, film history, design history, cultural...


In the Clearing Stands a Boxer

by George Aaron Cuddy

When I first heard about Haymakers for Hope, I was overtaken with two conflicting emotions: excitement and trepidation. The latter, of course, was natural considering the fact that few of us will ever box three...


The Fight

by Norman Mailer

In 1974 in Kinshasa, Zaïre, two African American boxers were paid five million dollars apiece to fight each other. One was Muhammad Ali, the aging but irrepressible “professor of boxing.” The other was...


One Punch from the Promised Land: Leon Spinks, Michael Spinks, and the Myth of the Heavyweight Title

by John Florio & Ouisie Shapiro

It was 1976 when Leon and Michael Spinks first punched their way into America’s living rooms. That year, they became the first brothers to win Olympic gold in the same Games. Shortly thereafter, they became...


The Hurt Business: A Century of the Greatest Writing on Boxing

by George Kimble & John Schulian

From Jack London to Joyce Carol Oates, The Hurt Business is the ultimate boxing book covering a century of the greatest fighter and the writers who have followed 'the sweet science'.

Beginning with Jack London's...


Mike Tyson: His Fights, His Life

by New York Times

Mike Tyson took the boxing (and celebrity) world by storm in the latter half of the 1980's. Tyson's transcendent talents in brutishly flooring his opponents made him an attraction unlike any other in professional...


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...


Friday Night Fighter: Gaspar  Indio  Ortega and the Golden Age of Television Boxing

by Troy Rondinone

The rise of televised boxing and one of its most watched and beloved fighters