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Boxing books

See below for a selection of the latest books from Boxing category. Presented with a red border are the Boxing books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading.

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Recently Published

A Ringside Affair Boxing's Last Golden Age by James Lawton A Ringside Affair Boxing's Last Golden Age

For three decades at the end of the twentieth century - throughout boxing's most engrossing era - James Lawton was ringside, covering every significant bout, spending time with the likes of Muhammad Ali, Sugar Ray Leonard, Marvelous Marvin Hagler, Tommy...
Format: Hardback - Released: 02/11/2017

There Will Always Be Boxing Another Year Inside the Sweet Science by Thomas Hauser There Will Always Be Boxing Another Year Inside the Sweet Science

In 2016, Booklist observed, Thomas Hauser is a treasure. Whatever he writes is worth reading. Boxing is blessed that he has focused so much of his career on the sweet science. There Will Always Be Boxing continues this tradition of...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/11/2017

Boxing Fitness A guide to get fighting fit by Ian Oliver Boxing Fitness A guide to get fighting fit


Format: Paperback - Released: 02/10/2017

Anthony Joshua King of the Ring by Frank Worrall Anthony Joshua King of the Ring

Anthony Joshua, whose name is now synonymous with strength and victory, was not always known for his athleticism and power. Joshua has risen from the streets, narrowly avoiding a life of drugs and crime, to become one of the top...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/10/2017

Bare-Knuckle Britons and Fighting Irish Boxing, Race, Religion and Nationality in the 18th and 19th Centuries by Adam Chill Bare-Knuckle Britons and Fighting Irish Boxing, Race, Religion and Nationality in the 18th and 19th Centuries

Shows how boxers, journalists, politicians, publicans, and others used national, ethnic, religious, and racial identities to promote boxing. Even as many of them championed the sport's pure English pedigree, Irish, Jewish, and black boxers claimed a prominent place for themselves....
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/09/2017

A History of Boxing in Mexico Masculinity, Modernity, and Nationalism by Stephen D. Allen A History of Boxing in Mexico Masculinity, Modernity, and Nationalism

The violent sport of boxing shaped and was shaped by notions of Mexican national identity during the twentieth century. This book reveals how boxing and boxers became sources of national pride and sparked debates on what it meant to be...
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/09/2017

The Boxing Kings When American Heavyweights Ruled the Ring by Paul Beston The Boxing Kings When American Heavyweights Ruled the Ring

For much of the twentieth century, boxing was one of America's most popular sports. This book details the illustrious history of the heavyweight title in the days when Americans reigned supreme and tells the stories of legendary champions such as...
Format: Hardback - Released: 08/09/2017

Sweet Fighting Man Ring of Truth by Melanie Lloyd Sweet Fighting Man Ring of Truth

Sweet Fighting Man is based on interviews with British boxers from a range of eras spanning over 50 years. The fighters speak candidly about their time between the ropes and how they fared after retirement, together with many other aspects...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/09/2017

Other books in this genre

Dog Rounds Death and Life in the Boxing Ring by Elliot Worsell Dog Rounds Death and Life in the Boxing Ring

March 2016: boxer Chris Eubank Jr stops his opponent Nick Blackwell in round ten of a British title fight. Blackwell, having collapsed in the ring, then dies momentarily in the back of an ambulance, before being brought back to life....
Format: Hardback - Released: 13/07/2017

Boxing, the Gym, and Men The Mark of the Fist by Jerome Beauchez Boxing, the Gym, and Men The Mark of the Fist

This book explores the lived experiences of boxers in a French banlieue, largely populated by people from working-class and immigrant backgrounds. Jerome Beauchez, who joined in the men's daily workouts for many years, analyzes the act of boxing as a...
Format: Hardback - Released: 08/07/2017

New York Fight Nights A Century of Iconic Big Apple Bouts by Tom Myler New York Fight Nights A Century of Iconic Big Apple Bouts

No city in the world is more associated with world championship boxing than New York. So take a ringside seat on the city's biggest ever fight nights. Join the roaring crowds at iconic venues including Madison Square Garden, the Yankee...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/07/2017

Murderers' Row In Search of Boxing's Greatest Outcasts by Springs Toledo Murderers' Row In Search of Boxing's Greatest Outcasts


Format: Hardback - Released: 30/06/2017

Bunce's Big Fat Short History of British Boxing by Steve Bunce Bunce's Big Fat Short History of British Boxing

Boxing is Steve Bunce's game. He has written millions and millions of words for national newspapers previewing boxing, profiling boxers and proselytising on the business. It's Bunce's Big Fat Short History of British Boxing. It is a record of British...
Format: Hardback - Released: 18/05/2017

Boxen by Katja Wormer Boxen


Format: Paperback - Released: 12/05/2017

Fighting for a Gender[ED] Identity An Ethnographic Examination of White Collar Boxers by Fighting for a Gender[ED] Identity An Ethnographic Examination of White Collar Boxers


Format: Paperback - Released: 30/04/2017

The Bittersweet Science Fifteen Writers in the Gym, in the Corner, and at Ringside by Carlo Rotella The Bittersweet Science Fifteen Writers in the Gym, in the Corner, and at Ringside

Weighing in with a balance of the visceral and the cerebral, boxing has attracted writers for millennia. Yet few of the writers drawn to it have truly known the sport and most have never been in the ring. Moving beyond...
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/04/2017

Joshua by John Dennen Joshua

Over the last 8 years Anthony Joshua has pounded his way to the top of the boxing world. In April 2017 he faced the legendary Ukrainian, Wladimir Klitschko, in the fight that commentators have labelled the heavyweight fight of the...
Format: Hardback - Released: 06/04/2017

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