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Championship Fighting
Explosive Punching and Aggressive Defense
Jack Demspey - Jan 06, 2015 (first published in 1983)
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Fighting techniques and strategies from World Champion and Hall of Fame Boxer, Jack Dempsey.Jack Dempsey, one of the greatest and most popular boxers of all time, reveals the techniques behind his unparalleled success in the ring. Straightforward and with detailed illustrations, Championship Boxing instructs the reader in the theory, training, and ...
Dark Trade
Lost in Boxing
Donald McRae - Feb 26, 2019 (first published in 1997)
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Dark Trade: Lost In Boxing, by Donald McRae, award-winning author of eleven non-� ction books and staff writer for the Guardian, is widely considered of one of the best boxing books all time. This is a new edition, released in the United States for the � rst time, that includes a new chapter by the author, plus a stunning cover that features a pain...
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Undisputed Truth
Mike Tyson - Oct 28, 2014 (first published in 2013)
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“Undisputed Truth is raw, powerful and disturbing—a head-spinning take on Mr. Tyson's life.” (Wall Street Journal)   Philosopher, Broadway headliner, fighter, felon—Mike Tyson has defied stereotypes, expectations, and a lot of conventional wisdom during his three decades in the public eye. Bullied as a boy in the toughest, poorest neighborhood in B...
The Soul of a Butterfly
Reflections on Life's Journey
Muhammad Ali - May 18, 2013 (first published in 2004)
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Former boxing legend Muhammad Ali, one of the best-known and best-loved celebrities and an international good-will ambassador, offers inspiration and hope as he describes the spiritual philosophy that sustains him. "During my boxing career, you did not see the real Muhammad Ali. You just saw a little boxing. You saw only a part of me. After I retir...
The Boxing Kings
When American Heavyweights Ruled the Ring
Paul Beston - Sep 08, 2017
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For much of the twentieth century, boxing was one of America's most popular sports, and the heavyweight champions were figures known to all. Their exploits were reported regularly in the newspapers--often outside the sports pages--and their fame and wealth dwarfed those of other athletes. Long after their heyday, these icons continue to be synonymo...
Footwork Wins Fights
The Footwork of Boxing, Kickboxing, Martial Arts & MMA
David Christian - Sep 09, 2018
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The first comprehensive book on footwork in martial arts covers everything you need to know to take your training to the next level. Footwork Wins Fights goes into great detail on everything you need to know about footwork, from:*Body Mechanics Basic and Clear Rules on how to move efficiently.*Comprehensive List of Footwork – Beginner To AdvancedIn...
In This Corner . . . !
Forty-two World Champions Tell Their Stories
Peter Heller - Aug 22, 1994 (first published in 1973)
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Here is Jake LaMotta discussing his career as a hoodlum; Floyd Patterson on growing up in the ghetto; Gunboat Smith on the Jack Johnson era; Jack Dempsey on the Willard fight and the Tunney ”long count”; Rocky Graziano on showbiz; and dozens of others—including Sugar Ray Robinson, Willie Pastrano, José Torres, Carmen Basilio, Joe Louis, Willie Pep,...
K.O. Power
Complete Strength Training for Devastating Punches, Kicks & Throws
Mark Ginther - May 11, 2014
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Explosive Speed and Power isn't something you are either born with or not, but like all things can be developed. K.O. Power will show you how to unlock your hidden potential, allowing you to be faster and more powerful than you thought possible. In K.O. Power you will learn: -How to design a personalized training routing to develop explosive power ...
Off The Ropes
The Ron Lyle Story
Candace Toft - Oct 31, 2018
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In a life as tough as his battles in the ring, Ron Lyle had already served hard time for second-degree murder before he started his amateur boxing career at the age of twenty-nine. After he turned pro, fans knew him as the man who had Muhammad Ali beat on the scorecards for ten rounds in a fight for the heavyweight title; as the man who fought Geor...
The Arc of Boxing
The Rise and Decline of the Sweet Science
Mike Silver - Apr 30, 2014 (first published in 2008)
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Are today's boxers better than their predecessors, or is modern boxing a shadow of its former self? Boxing historians discuss the socioeconomic and demographic changes that have affected the quality, prominence and popularity of the sport over the past century. Among the interviewees are world-renowned scholars, some of the sport's premier trainers...
Greatest Boxing Stories Ever Told
Thirty-Six Incredible Tales From The Ring
Jeff Silverman - Nov 01, 2004 (first published in 2002)
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"Every once in a while, a book publisher comes up with a great concept for a series of books that deserve more than superficial recognition. Such a series is The Greatest (fill in the blank) Stories Ever Told, anthologies that should win places on many bedside tables. On the long winter nights that lie ahead, such stories make great reading." -The ...
Box Like the Pros by Joe Frazier
The Ultimate Encyclopedia of Boxing by Harry Mullan
Writers' fighters and other sweet scientists by John Schulian
The International Boxing Hall of Fame's Basic Boxing Skills by Floyd Patterson
Boxing by Kasia Boddy
The Boxing Psychology Workbook by Danny Uribe MASEP
The Fighter Within by Christopher Olech
Jacobs Beach by Kevin Mitchell
This Bloody Mary Is the Last Thing I Own by Jonathan Rendall
Joe Louis' How to Box by Joe Louis