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.

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.

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.

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 Like the Champs

Lessons from Boxing's Greatest Fighters
Author: Mark Hatmaker
Publisher: Tracks Publishing
ISBN: 1935937782
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 160
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How did the old school, all time champs — like Jack Dempsey, Kid McCoy, Sonny Liston and Stanley Ketchel — do it? This manual examines some of the best and most interesting fighters in boxing history and gets inside the historical import of what they accomplished. Examining the training, technique and tactics of past champions, this book provides readers with recreated templates to drill and box precisely as the greats did. Here are five benefits a reader will gain from this book: 1. Gain historical perspective on one of mankind's most riveting and oldest sports. 2. Hone boxing skills via historical recreation modeling. 3. Create bonding with the material through historical perspective and physical execution. 4. Transform your boxing game as you learn to shift gears through champion mindsets. 5. Learn the valuable skill of immersion training versus simulacra training.

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.

The Ultimate Book of Boxing Lists


Author: Bert Randolph Sugar,Teddy Atlas
Publisher: Hachette UK
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.

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.

Boxing in America: An Autopsy


Author: David L. Hudson Jr.
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313379734
Category: History
Page: 200
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This book presents a sweeping view of boxing in the United States and the influence of the sport on American culture. • Includes information from the early "bare knuckles" era of boxing up to modern-day stars and matchups, presenting the history of boxing in a chronological fashion

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.

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


Author: Peter Wilson
Publisher: Read Books Ltd
ISBN: 1473357268
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.

A Champion's Last Fight

The Struggle with Life After Boxing
Author: Nick Parkinson
Publisher: Pitch Publishing
ISBN: 1785311654
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 256
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Drink, drugs, depression, sex scandals, financial meltdowns and serious health issues are just some of the fights British boxers have faced once they've quit the ring. A Champion's Last Fight examines just why and exactly how some of Britain's greatest boxers have self-destructed in retirement. It tells the stories of former world champions who have struggled in life away from the spotlights and the glare that comes with boxing success; delving into the post-boxing lives and tribulations of Benny Lynch, Randolph Turpin, Freddie Mills, Ken Buchanan, John Conteh, Alan Minter, Charlie Magri, Frank Bruno, Nigel Benn, Chris Eubank, Naseem Hamed, Scott Harrison, Herbie Hide, Joe Calzaghe and Ricky Hatton. With interviews and new revelations, A Champion's Last Fight is an emotional journey through boxing history that examines the struggles many former champions experience after hanging up the gloves - and asks what, if anything, can be done to help the nation's boxing greats adjust to life away from the ring?

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.

Cleveland's Greatest Fighters of All Time


Author: Jerry Fitch
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 1439613524
Category: Photography
Page: 128
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Boxing began in Cleveland in the 1880s. As pugilism was an illegal activity, brawling workers from the iron ore docks surreptitiously met on "Whiskey Island" to settle disputes. They would be followed by crowds of spectators who cheered them on and often ended up fleeing from the sheriff. Boxing grew in popularity and soon became a legitimate sport that brought packed houses to such local venues as Cleveland Municipal Stadium, the Cleveland Arena, and the Public Auditorium. Thousands of fans from across the country would come to Cleveland to attend the marquee bouts of many of the city and the nation's most celebrated fighters. Cleveland's Greatest Fighters of All Time follows the amazing careers of the city's most popular and successful boxers, highlighted by more than 100 rarely-seen images. From the speedy and resilient Johnny Kilbane, Cleveland's first great champion, to the heroic Jimmy Bivins, a true champion in and out of the ring, these stories of triumph and heartbreak are to be enjoyed by boxing fans of all eras. Much of the action inside is described in such a way as to bring the reader ringside.

Forbes Field


Author: David Finoli,Thomas Aikens
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 0738598321
Category: History
Page: 127
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In 1909, Pittsburgh Pirates president Barney Dreyfuss began construction on a new facility for his team in the Oakland section of Pittsburgh. Dreyfuss decided to call his palace--the first concrete and steel facility built in the National League--Forbes Field, after the British general John Forbes, a hero in the French and Indian War. Opened on June 20, 1909, Forbes Field was a hit from the onset; the venue hosted large crowds that came to watch the Pirates win in their first World Series against the Detroit Tigers that year. As the years went on, Forbes Field became synonymous with the greatest sports memories in the city's history. Patrons saw the trials and tribulations of the Steelers as well as some of the greatest collegiate football teams in the history of the game. The University of Pittsburgh won three collegiate football national championships, and Duquesne University and Carnegie Tech also fielded many winning teams while calling Forbes Field home. Alongside football, boxing was a constant event at the famed facility, hosting some of the most memorable pugilists this city has ever produced. Above all else, it was a baseball mecca. While the field is no longer in use, the wall remains intact, reminding Pittsburghers of the field's rich history.

Boxing's Most Wanted

The Top 10 Book of Champs, Chumps, and Punch-Drunk Palookas
Author: Mike Fitzgerald,David L. Hudson
Publisher: Potomac Books, Inc.
ISBN: 1612340318
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 377
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The Most WantedOao series puts on the gloves and steps inside the squared circle to chronicle the best and worst of the pugilistic world plus everything in between. Authors David L. Hudson, Jr., and Mike Fitzgerald, Jr., answer the bell with fifty top-ten l"

Heavyweight Boxing in the 1970s

The Great Fighters and Rivalries
Author: Joe Ryan
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786470747
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 324
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"This book is a presentation of all of the figures and events of the greatest era in boxing history. The first chapter compares the seventies to all of the other eras. Chapter two covers the t1960s and the circumstances that led to the blossoming of unprecedented competition. The remaining ten chapters cover the years 1970 through to 1979"--Provided by publisher.