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Best Boxing Books

Recommendations from 9 articles, Enzo Maccarinelli, Steve Kim.
Best Boxing Books
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Championship Fighting
Explosive Punching and Aggressive Defense
Jack Demspey - 2015-01-06 (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 ...
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Undisputed Truth
Mike Tyson - 2014-10-28 (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...
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The Soul of a Butterfly
Reflections on Life's Journey
Muhammad Ali - 2013-05-18 (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...
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A Cultural History
Kasia Boddy - 2019-07-10 (first published in 2008)
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Throughout history, potters, sculptors, painters, poets, novelists, cartoonists, song-writers, photographers, and filmmakers have recorded and tried to make sense of boxing. From Daniel Mendoza to Mike Tyson, boxers have embodied and enacted our anxieties about race, ethnicity, gender, and sexuality. In her encyclopedic investigation of the shiftin...
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Dark Trade
Lost in Boxing
Donald McRae - 2019-02-26 (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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Greatest Boxing Stories Ever Told
Thirty-Six Incredible Tales From The Ring
Jeff Silverman - 2004-11-01 (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 ...
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Box Like the Pros
Joe Frazier - 2005-11-01
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Former World Heavyweight champion Smokin' Joe Frazier and William Dettloff, senior writer for The Ring magazine, present a complete guide to the fight game – from the history of the sport to how to throw a crushing uppercut and take a punch without flinching.Drawing from the experiences of one of the masters of the sport, Box Like the Pros is a mus...
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Four Kings
Leonard, Hagler, Hearns, Duran and the Last Great Era of Boxing
George Kimball - 2009-09-01 (first published in 2008)
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"Sugar" Ray Leonard, "Marvelous" Marvin Hagler, Thomas "Hit Man" Hearns, and Roberto Duran all formed the pantheon of boxing greats during the late 1970s and early 1980s—before the pay-per-view model, when prize fights were telecast on network television and still captured the nation's attention. Championship bouts during this era were replete with...
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From the Streets to the Ring
Teddy Atlas, Peter Alson - 2007-05-08 (first published in 2006)
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"Of all the people who have affected by my life and influence the choices I've made, none has been more important than my father."So begins the autobiography of legendary boxing trainer and commentator Teddy Atlas, who grew from the rebellious son of a doctor to a man who embraces, and lives by, his father's values and code.In this gritty, spellbin...
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Unforgivable Blackness
The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson
Geoffrey C. Ward - 2006-01-03 (first published in 2004)
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He was the first black heavyweight champion in history, the most celebrated-and most reviled-African American of his age. In "Unforgivable Blackness," the prizewinning biographer Geoffrey C. Ward brings to vivid life the real Jack Johnson, a figure far more complex and compelling than the newspaper headlines he inspired could ever convey. Johnson b...
Cinderella Man by Jeremy Schaap
Hands of Stone by Christian Giudice
Smokin' Joe by Joe Frazier, Phil Berger
The Art of the Sweet Science by Shahan Dudayev
The Last Great Fight by Joe Layden
John L. Sullivan and His America by Michael T. Isenberg
Sweet Thunder by Wil Haygood
In the Ring with Bob Fitzsimmons by Adam J. Pollack
Rocky Marciano by Russell Sullivan
Jack Dempsey by Randy Roberts
Mental Combat by Phil Pierce