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Crazy Fourth: How Jack Johnson Kept His Heavyweight Title and Put Las Vegas, New Mexico, on the Map Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9780826361431
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Published: University of New Mexico Press - March 15th, 2020

In 1912 boxing was as popular a spectator sport in the United States as baseball, if not more so. It was also rife with corruption and surrounded by gambling, drinking, and prostitution, so much so that many cities and states passed laws to control it. But not in New Mexico. It was the perfect venue for one of the biggest, loudest, most rambunctious heavyweight championship bouts ever seen.


Sporting Blood: Tales from the Dark Side of Boxing Cover Image
By Carlos Acevedo, Thomas Hauser (Foreword by)
$27.95
ISBN: 9781949590074
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Published: Hamilcar Publications - March 31st, 2020

This is powerful writing. Enjoy it."--Thomas Hauser, Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award nominee

"Carlos Acevedo is the most original, perceptive, and best new writer in boxing. Sporting Blood is a vivid and gripping collection."--Donald McRae, writer for The Guardian and author of Dark Trade: Lost in Boxing


Gordon Parks: Muhammad Ali Cover Image
By Gordon Parks (Photographer), Paul Roth (Contribution by), Peter Kunhardt (Foreword by)
$55.00
ISBN: 9783958296190
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Published: Steidl - February 11th, 2020

With fantastic previously unseen images, this book represents a collaboration between two heroes of Black American culture


Fight, Kid! Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781734617702
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Published: Michael Johnston - February 12th, 2020

Fight, Kid is a novella told through the eyes of Benny Schultz; an old trainer living in a new world that left him behind. Expressed in humorous language and contemporary tone, it is a story of goals missed inside--and out--of the ring.


Shaolin Kung Fu: The Original Training Techniques of the Shaolin Lohan Masters Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780804852678
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Published: Tuttle Publishing - March 31st, 2020

A comprehensive guide to Shaolin Lohan Kung Fu from both ancient and contemporary masters.


Quitters Never Win: My Life in Ufc -- The American Edition Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781635767056
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Published: Diversion Books - January 21st, 2020

With brand new material exclusive to this Updated American Edition, here--in his own words--is the story of the newest member of the Ultimate Fighting Championship Hall of Fame, Britain's own Rocky Balboa, Michael Bisping


Harry Haft: Survivor of Auschwitz, Challenger of Rocky Marciano (Religion) Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9780815611196
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Published: Syracuse University Press - March 26th, 2020

Alan Scott Haft provides the first-hand testimony of his father, Harry Haft, a holocaust victim with a singular story of endurance, desperation, and unrequited love. Harry Haft was a sixteen-year-old Polish Jew when he entered a concentration camp in 1944.


Slaughter in the Streets: When Boston Became Boxing's Murder Capital Cover Image
By Don Stradley, T. J. English (Foreword by)
$10.99
ISBN: 9781949590258
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Published: Hamilcar Publications - February 25th, 2020

" A] gritty, true-crime narrative...with hard-edged prose and a total absence of cheap moralizing... A] stark and gripping account."--Kirkus Reviews


Macho Time: The Meteoric Rise and Tragic Fall of Hector Camacho Cover Image
By Christian Giudice, Carlos Acevedo (Foreword by)
$28.95
ISBN: 9781949590135
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Published: Hamilcar Publications - October 20th, 2020

"I thought I was cocky. Camacho surpasses me by three or four levels. But when Camacho brags, he's not trying to convince you of anything; he's just telling you what's going to happen."--Sugar Ray Leonard


The Clinch: The Pugilism Anthology Cover Image
By Jack London, J. Lawrence Mitchell (Introduction by)
$11.99
ISBN: 9781734370201
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Published: Circle Up Stories LLC - January 31st, 2020

Jack London was born and raised in the Bay area and was working full-time by the time he was 13 years old. He borrowed money to enroll in classes at the University of California, Berkeley in 1896, but dropped out after a year and headed to the Yukon for a short lived career as a prospector.


Joe Louis: The Rise and Fall of the Brown Bomber Cover Image
$32.95
ISBN: 9781785315367
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Published: Pitch Publishing - March 1st, 2020

Joe Louis was one of boxing's all-time greats. Undisputed heavyweight champion of the world for 11 years and nine months, the "Brown Bomber" put his title on the line no less than 25 times. His classic fights with Max Baer, Max Schmeling, James J. Braddock, Billy Conn, and many others are part of boxing lore.


The Sugar Ray Robinson Story: Boxing's Comeback King Cover Image
$32.95
ISBN: 9781785315350
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Published: Pitch Publishing - March 1st, 2020

Over 25 years Sugar Ray Robinson ruled three divisions, from lightweight to middleweight. As a kid he had danced for pennies on the streets of Harlem, and he danced again in the ring from New York and Vegas to Paris and back again. After a brilliant amateur career he turned pro in 1940 and won his first 40 contests before Jake LaMotta snapped his streak of 123 fights.


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