Boxing Greats


Author: Jim Hildyard
Publisher: Heinemann
ISBN: 9780435214517
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 32
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Part of the High Impact series for reluctant readers, this text is designed to motivate secondary school students with a reading age of eight to nine. This text discusses the Kings of the Ring: Prince Naseem; Muhammed Ali; and Lennox Lewis.

Boxing Greats

An Illustrated History of the Legends of the Ring
Author: Steve Bunce,Bob Mee
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780762404025
Category: Photography
Page: 255
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Celebrates boxing's greatest fights and fighters.

A Century of Boxing Greats

Inside the Ring with the Hundred Best Boxers
Author: Patrick Myler
Publisher: Robson Books Limited
ISBN: N.A
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 394
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Name your top hundred anything and you'll get a hundred arguments. But no one will dispute the rights of legends like Muhammed Ali, Sugar Ray Robinson, Jack Dempsey, Marvin Hagler or Bob Fitzsimmons to be included in this fascinating book. Perhaps two-thirds of the boxers selected will earn their place in anybody's choice of the century's greats. It is the last third that cause the arguments. But such healthy debate is part of the excitement of boxing. In choosing his one hundred best boxers, Patrick Myler has cast aside any consideration of titles...the only criterion is that every man had the mark of greatness. The result is a fascinating evaluation of the very best of this century's boxers.

Clashes of the Boxing Greats - Accounts of the Contests at the Beginning of the 20th Century - Boxers Included are James Corbett, John L. Sullivan, Jack Johnson, James J. Jefferies, Georges Carpentier and many more


Author: Anon.
Publisher: Read Books Ltd
ISBN: 1473380553
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 94
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Boxing has probably the longest recorded history of any combat sport but it was not until the 20th century and the dawning of mass media that these fighters became heroes and villains the world over. This is perfect for any boxing fan wishing to relive the fights that sometimes shaped the world.

Floyd Patterson Pictorial Biography

Boxing Greats
Author: Eva Stallings
Publisher: Victory Comics Incorporated
ISBN: 9780988605152
Category:
Page: 80
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Boxing Legend Floyd Patterson was one of the great boxers of all times. He was called the gentleman of boxers do to his good character. When he was a child he hated himself but loved his family. Mr Patterson was a man of God and worked in the church. Floyd Patterson had his private pilots certificate and enjoyed flying. Floyd Patterson worked hard to fight discrimination by telling promoters he would fight for one hundred dollars if they would end segregation at boxing events.

Boxing Greats

Legendary Boxers, Fights and Moments
Author: Steve Bunce
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781858338569
Category: Boxers (Sports)
Page: 255
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Chronicles the history of boxing from the eighteenth century to the present day through the careers, characters, and charisma of such figures as Rocky Marciano, Joe Dempsey, Evander Holyfield, and Oscar De La Hoya.

Close Encounters With the Gloves Off

Boxing's Greats Recall the Inside Stories of Their Big Fights
Author: Tom Myler
Publisher: Pitch Publishing
ISBN: 1785311727
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 288
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Close Encounters With the Gloves Off is a rollercoaster ride through boxing history in the words of the boxers themselves, as they recall their highs and lows, their greatest triumphs, the background stories and many shock revelations. Acclaimed boxing writer, author and historian Thomas Myler has interviewed every one of the pugilistic greats featured, during a career spent covering boxing; from the big names of the 'Roaring 20s' right through to boxing's modern era. Muhammad Ali, Jack Dempsey, Georges Carpentier, Joe Louis, Sugar Ray Robinson, Rocky Marciano, Joe Frazier, George Foreman and modern greats such as Mike Tyson, Sugar Ray Leonard, Evander Holyfield and Ken Buchanan all feature. Myler has spent a lifetime around boxing and boxers and was once described by George Kimball, prize-winning author of the acclaimed Four Kings, as 'One of the world's best boxing writers'. Close Encounters with the Gloves Off pulls together that life's work to take the reader on a wonderful boxing journey which spans almost an entire century.

The Boxing Kings

When American Heavyweights Ruled the Ring
Author: Paul Beston
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442272902
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 374
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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 synonymous with the “sweet science.” In The Boxing Kings: When American Heavyweights Ruled the Ring, Paul Beston profiles these larger-than-life men who held a central place in American culture. Among the figures covered are John L. Sullivan, who made the heavyweight championship a commercial property; Jack Johnson, who became the first black man to claim the title; Jack Dempsey, a sporting symbol of the Roaring Twenties; Joe Louis, whose contributions to racial tolerance and social progress transcended even his greatness in the ring; Rocky Marciano, who became an embodiment of the American Dream; Muhammad Ali, who took on the U.S. government and revolutionized professional sports with his showmanship; and Mike Tyson, a hard-punching dynamo who typified the modern celebrity. This gallery of flawed but sympathetic men also includes comics, dandies, bookworms, divas, ex-cons, workingmen, and even a tough-guy-turned-preacher. As the heavyweight title passed from one claimant to another, their stories opened a window into the larger history of the United States. Boxing fans, sports historians, and those interested in U.S. race relations as it intersects with sports will find this book a fascinating exploration into how engrained boxing once was in America’s social and cultural fabric.

Close Encounters with the Gloves Off


Author: Tom Myler
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781785311222
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 288
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Close Encounters With the Gloves Off is a rollercoaster ride through boxing history in the words of the boxers themselves, as they recall their highs and lows, their greatest triumphs, the background stories and many shock revelations. Acclaimed boxing writer, author and historian Thomas Myler has interviewed every one of the pugilistic greats featured, during a career spent covering boxing; from the big names of the 'Roaring 20s' right through to boxing's modern era. Muhammad Ali, Jack Dempsey, Georges Carpentier, Joe Louis, Sugar Ray Robinson, Rocky Marciano, Joe Frazier, George Foreman and modern greats such as Mike Tyson, Sugar Ray Leonard, Evander Holyfield and Ken Buchanan all feature. Myler has spent a lifetime around boxing and boxers and was once described by George Kimball, prize-winning author of the acclaimed Four Kings, as 'One of the world's best boxing writers'. Close Encounters with the Gloves Off pulls together that life's work to take the reader on a wonderful boxing journey which spans almost an entire century.

Four Kings

Leonard, Hagler, Hearns, Duran and the Last Great Era of Boxing
Author: George Kimball
Publisher: McBooks Press
ISBN: 1590132777
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 340
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Their names are legendary: Sugar Ray Leonard, Marvelous Marvin Hagler, Thomas Hit Man Hearns, and Roberto Duran. They were exceptional boxers with unique combinations of power and speed. In another era, with few rivals of equal caliber, each might have held championship belts for years on end. But as it was, they matured together in the 1980s and fought each other as middleweights. With unforgettable courage and skill, they ruled the ring and ushered in the last Golden Age of boxing. George Kimball takes an authoritative look at the rivalries that fueled this great era in sports history. Veter.

Come Out Swinging

The Changing World of Boxing in Gleason's Gym
Author: Lucia Trimbur
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400846064
Category: Social Science
Page: 224
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Gleason's Gym is the last remaining institution of New York's Golden Age of boxing. Jake LaMotta, Muhammad Ali, Hector Camacho, Mike Tyson--the alumni of Gleason's are a roster of boxing greats. Founded in the Bronx in 1937, Gleason's moved in the mid-1980s to what has since become one of New York's wealthiest residential areas--Brooklyn's DUMBO. Gleason's has also transformed, opening its doors to new members, particularly women and white-collar men. Come Out Swinging is Lucia Trimbur's nuanced insider's account of a place that was once the domain of poor and working-class men of color but is now shared by rich and poor, male and female, black and white, and young and old. Come Out Swinging chronicles the everyday world of the gym. Its diverse members train, fight, talk, and socialize together. We meet amateurs for whom boxing is a full-time, unpaid job. We get to know the trainers who act as their father figures and mentors. We are introduced to women who empower themselves physically and mentally. And we encounter the male urban professionals who pay handsomely to learn to box, and to access a form of masculinity missing from their office-bound lives. Ultimately, Come Out Swinging reveals how Gleason's meets the needs of a variety of people who, despite their differences, are connected through discipline and sport.

The Ultimate Book of Boxing Lists


Author: Bert Randolph Sugar,Teddy Atlas
Publisher: Running Press
ISBN: 0762441674
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 240
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What were the ten most fantastic knockouts in boxing history? Which pugilist had the greatest jab of all time? What were the sport's most intense rivalries? Who scored the biggest upsets in the sport's annals? Which fighters have the best nicknames? These questions and many others are answered in this bold collection of ranked lists from two of boxing's most popular commentators. Each list has an introductory paragraph followed by a number of ranked entries, with each entry featuring a brief explanation of ranking plus entertaining and enlightening background information. Also included are original lists contributed exclusive to this book by more than 25 top personalities from boxing and beyond, including Muhammad Ali, Joe Frazier, George Foreman, Oscar De La Hoya, Bernard Hopkins, and more.

Knockout

The Art of Boxing
Author: Ken Regan
Publisher: Insight Editions
ISBN: 9781608874828
Category: Photography
Page: 338
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Ken Regan was a young photographer in 1964 when he covered Muhammad Ali’s first fight: his historic victory over Sonny Liston in Miami Beach. This began a lifelong love affair with the sport of boxing. For the next four decades, Regan chronicled the greatest fights and fighters of the age. His extraordinary photographs include many of the most enduring images ever created in the annals of boxing, as well as portraits of notable trainers, managers, promoters, writers, and the whole panoply of celebrities associated with the sport. Featuring some of the greatest ring action in boxing history, Knockout takes us from sparring sessions and press conferences to weigh-ins and post-fight sessions. Knockout also features Regan’s stories and firsthand account of his photographic journey into the heart of boxing. Beginning with his early magazine work shooting prizefights, Regan developed close personal friendships with some of the greatest boxers and captured intimate moments of these fighters with their families at home and on the road. With numerous black-and-white and color images, many seen here for the first time, Knockout is one of the most celebrated books ever published on the subject of boxing.

Eight Greats of Boxing from Heavy-Weight to Fly-Weight


Author: Peter Wilson
Publisher: Candler Press
ISBN: 1447437241
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 90
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This book contains classic material dating back to the 1900s and before. The content has been carefully selected for its interest and relevance to a modern audience.

Sam Langford

Boxing's Greatest Uncrowned Champion
Author: Clay Moyle
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781934733707
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 448
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Standing no more than 5' 7" tall, Sam Langford was one of the 20th century's greatest fighters. In 1951, the great featherweight champion Abe Attell was asked if Sugar Ray Robinson was the best of all time, either as a welterweight or middleweight. He named Stanley Ketchel as the greatest welterweight he'd ever seen and said that, as for the middleweights, he'd take Sam Langford, "the greatest of them all at that poundage." Remarkably, the man Attell felt was the greatest middleweight fighter in history fought and defeated many of the leading heavyweight contenders of his day. Over time, he matured physically and grew into a light heavyweight, then began fighting heavyweights on a regular basis, but he was almost always the much smaller of the two combatants. Nat Fleischer, founding editor of The Ring magazine, called Sam one of the hardest punchers of all time, and ranked the little man seventh among his personal all-time favorites "Sam was endowed with everything. He possessed strength, agility, cleverness, hitting power, a good thinking cap, and an abundance of courage He feared no one. But he had the fatal gift of being too good, and that's why he often had to give away weight in early days and make agreements with opponents. Many of those who agreed to fight him, especially of his own race, wanted an assurance that he would be merciful or insisted on a bout of not more than six rounds." Other leading sportswriters of that era had even higher opinions of Sam. Hype Igoe, well known boxing writer for the New York Journal, proclaimed Sam the greatest fighter, pound-for-pound, who ever lived. Joe Williams, respected sports columnist of the New York World Telegram wrote that Langford was probably the best the ring ever saw, and the great Grantland Rice described Sam as "about the best fighting man I've ever watched." At the time of Sam's induction into the Boxing Hall of Fame (October 1955) he was the only non-champion accorded the honor. Many ring experts considered Sam the greatest pound-for-pound fighter in the history of boxing Under different circumstances he might have been a champion at five different weights: lightweight; welterweight, middleweight; light heavyweight; and heavyweight. Blind and penniless at the end of his life, Sam lived quietly in a private nursing home But when one visitor expressed sympathy for his circumstances, Sam replied, "Don't nobody need to feel sorry for old Sam. I had plenty of good times. I been all over the world. I fought maybe 600 fights, and every one was a pleasure " With 98 photographs and illustrations, primarily from private collections.

Corner Men

The Great Boxing Trainers
Author: Ronald K. Fried
Publisher: Thunder's Mouth Press
ISBN: 9780941423489
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 414
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The Great Boxing Trainers.

Once There Were Giants

The Golden Age of Heavyweight Boxing
Author: Jerry Izenberg
Publisher: Skyhorse
ISBN: 1510714758
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 252
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A celebration and memorial of the greatest era of heavyweight fighters from 1962 to 1997, as witnessed ringside by an International Boxing Hall of Fame sportswriter. Once upon a time, of all the memories made in ballparks and arenas from California to New York, there was nothing to rival that magic moment that could grab a heavyweight fight crowd by its collective jugular vein and trigger a tsunami of raw emotion before a single punch had even been thrown. That’s the way it was when the heavyweight giants danced in the boxing ring during the golden eras of the greats Ali, Frazier, Holmes, and Spinks, to name a few. There will never again be a heavyweight cycle like the one that began when Sonny Liston stopped Floyd Patterson and ended when Mike Tyson bit a slice out of Evander Holyfield’s ear; when no ersatz drama, smoke, mirrors, and noise followed a fighter’s entry into the ring; when the crowds knew that these men were not actors on a stage but rather giants in a ring with a single purpose?to fight other giants. By the ringside, acclaimed sportswriter Jerry Izenberg watched history as it was being made during those legendary days, witnessing fights like the Thrilla in Manila and the Rumble in the Jungle and preserving them in punchy yet tremendous prose. Delivering both his eyewitness accounts and revelatory back stories of this greatest era of heavyweight boxing, Izenberg invites readers to a place of recollection. Once There Were Giants is his memorial to this extraordinary time, the likes of which we shall never see again.

At the Fights: American Writers on Boxing

A Library of America Special Publication
Author: Various
Publisher: Library of America
ISBN: 1598532022
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 560
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Named a best book of 2011 by the San Francisco Chronicle, At the Fights is a gritty and glittering anthology of the very best writing about boxing. Here are Jack London on the immortal Jack Johnson; Richard Wright on Joe Louis’s historic victory over Max Schmeling; A. J. Liebling’s brilliantly comic portrait of a manager who really identifies with his fighter; Jimmy Cannon on Archie Moore, the greatest fighter of the 1950s; James Baldwin and Gay Talese on Floyd Patterson’s epic fight with Sonny Liston; George Plimpton on Muhammad Ali and Malcolm X; Norman Mailer on the Rumble in the Jungle; Mark Kram on the Thrilla in Manila; Pete Hamill on legendary trainer and manager Cus D’Amato; Mark Kriegel on Oscar De La Hoya; and David Remnick and Joyce Carol Oates on Mike Tyson. National Book Award–winning novelist Colum McCann (Let the Great World Spin) offers a foreword and, in a new preface, John Schulian pays tribute to his co-editor, George Kimball, who lost his battle with cancer in 2011.

The Boxing Register

International Boxing Hall of Fame Official Record Book
Author: James B. Roberts,Alexander G. Skutt
Publisher: McBooks Press
ISBN: 9781590131213
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 782
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A fully illustrated and researched update to a classic reference guide includes entries for all of the inductees in the Boxing Hall of Fame through 2006, in an official record book that lists key facts and figures while providing numerous action photographs. Original.

A History of Boxing In Mexico

Masculinity, Modernity, and Nationalism
Author: Stephen D. Allen
Publisher: University of New Mexico Press
ISBN: 082635856X
Category: History
Page: 272
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This book reveals how boxing and boxers became sources of national pride and sparked debates on what it meant to be Mexican, masculine, and modern.