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Spandex, Screw Jobs and Cheap Pops: Inside the Business of British Pro Wrestling
Spandex, Screw Jobs and Cheap Pops: Inside the Business of British Pro Wrestling
by Carrie Dunn
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A fun look at the thriving UK professional wrestling scene, and how it's reviving itself for a smart, sceptical 21st-century audience after the World of Sport glory days were tarnished when fans found out that “it's not real”. Carrie Dunn... (read more)

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The Ultimate Book of Boxing Lists
The Ultimate Book of Boxing Lists
by Bert Randolph Sugar
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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 sports most intense rivalries? Who scored the biggest upsets in the sports annals? Which fighters have the best nicknames? These... (read more)

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One Punch from the Promised Land: Leon Spinks, Michael Spinks, and the Myth of the Heavyweight Title
One Punch from the Promised Land: Leon Spinks, Michael Spinks, and the Myth of the Heavyweight Title
by John Florio
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It was 1976 when Leon and Michael Spinks first punched their way into Americas living rooms. That year, they became the first brothers to win Olympic gold in the same Games. Shortly thereafter, they became the first brothers to win the heavyweight title:... (read more)

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Cut Time: An Education at the Fights
Cut Time: An Education at the Fights
by Carlo Rotella
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Boxing is not just fighting; it is also training and living right and preparing to go the distance in the broadest sense of the phrase, a relentless managing of self that anyone who gets truly old must learn." — from Cut Time As his affection... (read more)

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Standing Eight: The Inspiring Story of Jesus "El Matador" Chavez, Who Became Lightweight Champion of the World
Standing Eight: The Inspiring Story of Jesus "El Matador" Chavez, Who Became Lightweight Champion of the World
by Adam Pitluk
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Here is the inspirational story of Gabriel Sandoval, who grew up in the small dirt-poor town of Delicias, Mexico. Crossing the U.S. border with his family as a young boy of seven, he settled in Chicago, where he learned to speak English and to box... (read more)

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Boxer's Start-Up: A Beginner's Guide to Boxing (Start-Up Sports)
Boxer's Start-Up: A Beginner's Guide to Boxing (Start-Up Sports)
by Doug Werner
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A user-friendly, highly illustrated, straightforward boxing guide that promotes fun, fitness, self-defense, and self-confidence. Endorsed by USA Boxing, national governing body for amateur boxing.... (read more)

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On Boxing, Expanded Edition ((2ND)95 Edition)
On Boxing, Expanded Edition ((2ND)95 Edition)
by Joyce Carol Oates
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Chapter One "It's a terrible sport, but it's a sport . . . the fight for survival is the fight. --Rocky Graziano, " former middleweight champion of the world They are young welterweight boxers so evenly matched they might be twins, though one has a... (read more)

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Tent Boxing: An Australian Journey
Tent Boxing: An Australian Journey
by Wayne Mclennan
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When Wayne McLennan was growing up in a sleepy Australian mining town in the 1950s, the most exciting event of the year was the arrival of Jimmy Sharman's boxing tent. Boxers would stand on a raised platform and challenge the local men and boys to fight.... (read more)

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Championship Streetfighting: Boxing as a Martial Art
Championship Streetfighting: Boxing as a Martial Art
by Ned Beaumont
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Your fists are your primary weapon system in a streetfight, but most martial arts "masters" like to gloss over that fact. Now fisticuffs expert Ned Beaumont shows you how to duke it out in back alleys and smoky bars and walk away grinning (with all your... (read more)

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Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson
Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson
by Geoffrey C. Ward
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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... (read more)

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A Flame of Pure Fire: Jack Dempsey and the Roaring '20s (Harvest Book)
A Flame of Pure Fire: Jack Dempsey and the Roaring '20s (Harvest Book)
by Roger Kahn
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From 1919 to 1927, Jack Dempsey was the heavyweight champion of the world. With his fierce good looks and matchless dedication to the kill, he was a fighter perfectly suited to the Roaring '20s. In A Flame of Pure Fire, award-winning and renowned sports... (read more)

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Bert Sugar on Boxing
Bert Sugar on Boxing
by Bert Randolph Sugar
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A colorful tour of the excitement, agony, and thrills of the fight game, from its greatest raconteur.... (read more)

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The Main Event: Boxing in Nevada from the Mining Camps to the Las Vegas Strip (Wilbur S. Shepperson Series in Nevada History)
The Main Event: Boxing in Nevada from the Mining Camps to the Las Vegas Strip (Wilbur S. Shepperson Series in Nevada History)
by Richard O. Davies
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As the twentieth century dawned, bare-knuckle prizefighting was transforming into the popular sport of boxing, yet simultaneously it was banned as immoral in many locales. Nevada was the first state to legalize it, in 1897, solely to stage the Corbett... (read more)

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Thomas Hauser on Boxing: Another Year Inside the Sweet Science
Thomas Hauser on Boxing: Another Year Inside the Sweet Science
by Thomas Hauser
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Booklist called Straight Writes and Jabs, last years collection of boxing articles by Thomas Hauser, “wonderful writing from a world-class journalist.” This years collection, Thomas Hauser on Boxing, is the latest in the popular annuals... (read more)

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Third Man in the Ring: 33 of Boxing's Best Referees and Their Stories
Third Man in the Ring: 33 of Boxing's Best Referees and Their Stories
by Mike Fitzgerald
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Officiating a professional boxing match can be a thankless job. When a match goes well, no one focuses on the referee. But when a controversy arises, everyone remembers the man who made the call. Third Man in the Ring explores the lives of thirty-three... (read more)

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Boxing Is...: Reflections on the Sweet Science
Boxing Is...: Reflections on the Sweet Science
by Thomas Hauser
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Thomas Hauser has become “must reading” in the boxing community, and his latest book demonstrates why. Boxing Is . . . brings together all of Hausers 2009 articles. In them, Hauser illuminates the behind-the-scenes stories of the years most... (read more)

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Boxing Shorts: 1,001 of the Sport's Funniest One-Liners
Boxing Shorts: 1,001 of the Sport's Funniest One-Liners
by Glenn Liebman
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Boxing's funniest quips, slams, jokes, and witticisms by boxers, commentators, and trainers.... (read more)

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Slamthology: Collected Wrestling Writings 1991-2004
Slamthology: Collected Wrestling Writings 1991-2004
by John Lister
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John Lister is one of Britain's most respected wrestling journalists. Mixing travelogue, humour, fiction, history and opinion, this collection brings together the best of his work from the past fourteen years. The first section of this book features... (read more)

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Boxing: Training, Skills and Techniques
Boxing: Training, Skills and Techniques
by Gary Blower
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Essential reading for both recreational and competitive boxers, and all those who wish to take up amateur boxing or participate in a boxing-based program, this guide offers practical advice on the many crucial factors that need to be taken into... (read more)

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The Art and Aesthetics of Boxing
The Art and Aesthetics of Boxing
by David Scott
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What separates the chaos of fighting from the coherent ritual of boxing? According to author David Scott, it is a collection of aesthetic constructions, including the shape of the ring, the predictable rhythm of timed rounds, the uniformity of the boxers... (read more)

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