9781787391291

The Ultimate Encyclopedia of Boxing

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  • ISBN13:

    9781787391291

  • ISBN10:

    1787391299

  • Edition: 9th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2018-10-02
  • Publisher: Carlton Books

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Summary

This is a must-have for all boxing fans: the world’s most comprehensive single-volume reference on the sport, now updated to include every major world title fight up to the end of March 2018!
 
Boxing has produced some of the world's most colorful athletes, from Jack Johnson and Jake LaMotta to Ali and Tyson. They're all in this ultimate guide, which covers every aspect of the sport since its rise from the days of illegal big-money challenge matches to the multimillion-dollar televised extravaganzas we enjoy now. Updated to include the world title fights through March 2018, as well as new biographies, it contains fan-delighting details on the status of boxing internationally; the prominent promoters, trainers, and managers; the great stadiums where boxing history was made; and the administrative bodies, rules, culture, and ambience of the fight game—including its tragedies and scandals. A statistical section lists the facts, figures, and oddities of the sport.

Author Biography

Harry Mullan, who died in 1999, was acknowledged as a world authority on boxing. He edited Boxing News, the world’s oldest publication devoted to the sport, and appeared frequently on TV and radio, reporting on fights in 18 countries worldwide. He was boxing correspondent for the Sunday Times and the Independent on Sunday.

Bob Mee, a fellow boxing writer and friend of Harry, took over the work on this book. A former boxing correspondent for The Independent, Bob is the author of Bare Fists (Overlook Books), The Heavyweights (Tempus), Boxing: Heroes and Champions (Apple Press), and many other books.

Matt Bozeat has covered boxing for more than 20 years, and has written for Boxing News and reported on boxing for Sky Sports.

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