• 'In This Corner...!': Forty-Two World Champions Tell Their Stories (Expanded and Updated Edition)

    By Peter Heller

    Our Price: $18.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780306806032
    • Publisher: Da Capo Press
    • Published: August 1994
    Here is Jake LaMotta discussing his career as a hoodlum; Floyd Patterson on growing up in the ghetto; Gunboat Smith on the Jack Johnson era; Jack Dempsey on the Willard fight and the Tunney ”long coun
  • The Ali Files: His Fights, His Foes, His Fees, His Feats, His Fate

    By Norman Giller

    Our Price: $29.95
    • ISBN-13: 9781785310140
    • Publisher: Pitch Publishing
  • Ali and Liston: The Boy Who Would Be King and the Ugly Bear

    By Bob Mee

    Our Price: $13.45
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781620875643
    • Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
    • Published: May 2013
    Describes the lives of Sonny Liston and Muhammad Ali and how their boxing careers converged in a legendary championship fight in 1965, against a backdrop of political instability.
  • Ali vs. Inoki: The Forgotten Fight That Inspired Mixed Martial Arts and Launched Sports Entertainment

    By Josh Gross

    Our Price: $15.25
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781942952190
    • Publisher: BenBella Books
    • Published: June 2016
    Inoki can use his bare fists. He can use karate. This is serious. There’s $10 million involved. I wouldn’t pull a fraud on the public. This is real. There’s no plan. The blood. The holds. The pain. Everything is going to be real. I’m not here in this time of my life to come out with some phony action. I want you to know this is real."Muhammad Ali, June 14, 1976, The Tonight ShowOn June 26, 1976, Muhammad Ali, possibly the most famous athlete in the world, flew to Japan to fight Antonio Inoki, Japan’s iconic pro wrestling champion, for the so-called martial arts championship of the world.” Broadcast to an audience of 1.4 billion in 34 countries, the boxer versus grappler spectacle foreshadowed, and in many ways, led to the rise of mixed martial arts as a major sport.The contest was controversial, but the real action was behind the scenes, and various players in the underbelly of organized wrestling and boxing jockeyed for position. Egos, competing interests, and a general sense of apprehension over what would happen in the ring led to hodgepodge rules thrown together at the last minute. Bizarre plans to save” Ali if the fight got out of hand were also concocted. One schemecanceled at the last minuteinvolved having the boxer nicked with a razor blade if the fight got out of hand, forcing the referee to stop the fight.In Ali vs. Inoki: The Forgotten Fight That Inspired Mixed Martial Arts and Launched Sports Entertainment, author Josh Gross gets inside Ali’s head leading up to the match by resurrecting pre-fight interviews that featured the boxer's famous pro wrestling-influenced trash talk he first encountered in Los Angeles in the early 1960s. Gross also introduces us to Inoki, little known in the United States but hugely influential in Japan. After the fight, Inoki became a household name throughout Asia, and his role in Japan’s popular Pride Fighting Championships helped shape modern mixed martial arts.
  • Ali: A Life

    By Jonathan Eig

    Our Price: $26.95
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780544435247
    • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
    • Published: October 2017
  • Ali: Muhammad Ali

    By Louise Spilsbury

    Our Price: $10.00
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781784400057
    • Publisher: Igloo Books
    • Published: October 2014
    The definitive guide to the sports personality of the century.
  • American Son: My Story

    By Oscar De La Hoya

    Our Price: $14.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780061573125
    • Publisher: HARPERCOLLINS
    • Published: May 2009
    An entertaining description of the ins and outs of the boxing career of Oscar 'the Golden Boy' De La Hoya. The winner of six world titles and an Olympic gold medal, De La Hoya has defeated more than a dozen world champions and has left a positive makr on the sport of boxing. Illus., color photos. 265p.
  • Art & Aesthetics of Boxing

    By David Scott

    Our Price: $40.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780803213869
    • Published: January 2009
    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’ glamorous attire, and the stylization of the combatants’ posture and punches. In The Art and Aesthetics of Boxing, Scott explores the ways in which these and other aesthetic elements of the sport have evolved over time. Scott comprehensively addresses the rich dialogue between boxing and the arts, suggesting that boxing not only possesses intrinsic aesthetic qualities but also has inspired painters, graphic designers, surrealist poets, and modern writers to identify, expand, and respond to the aesthetic properties of the sport. Divided into three parts, the book moves from a consideration of the evolution and intrinsic aesthetics of boxing to the responses to the sport by cubist and futurist painters and sculptors, installation artists, poster designers, photographers, and, finally, surrealist poets and modernist writers. With distinctive illustrations and photographs in nine short chapters, Scott creates a visual as well as a textual narrative that supplements and concretely demonstrates the deep, dynamic relationship between the art of boxing and the world of art and literature.
  • At the Fights: Inside the World of Professional Boxing

    By Howard Schatz

    Our Price: $37.50
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781618930057
    • Publisher: Sports Illustrated
    • Published: November 2012
    An award-winning photographer famed for his series of improvisational portraits of actors for Vanity Fair presents an oversized treasury of images that complement striking depictions of today's athletic stars with insightful sports commentary. 10,000 first printing.
  • Atlas: From the Streets to the Ring: A Son's Struggle to Become a Man

    By Teddy Atlas

    Our Price: $7.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780060542412
    • Publisher: HARPERCOLLINS
    • Published: May 2007
  • Bad Intentions: The Mike Tyson Story

    By Peter Heller

    Our Price: $19.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780306806698
    • Publisher: DA CAPO PRESS INC
    • Published: August 1995
    "Mike Tyson is boxing's most beloved bad boy. With a history of street-gang violence, juvenile prison, sexual scandal, marital strife, courtroom battles, and imprisonment for rape, he has become one of"
  • Bamboozled: An Incarcerated Boxer Goes Undercover for John McCain's Boxing Bill

    By Joey Torrey

    Our Price: $9.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781621065852
    • Publisher: Microcosm Publishing
    • Published: June 2013
    In this introspective exploration of former boxer Joey Torrey's life, his past, his murder conviction, and his more than 30-year incarceration in a California state prison are each fine-tooth combed. Nearly five years after his original memoir, this new edition is re-written as a biography and delves deeper into circumstances surrounding Torrey’s alleged murder of his boxing coach, the lengthy prison sentence handed down, his undercover collaboration with the FBI on “Operation Matchbook” in support of John McCain’s proposed Professional Boxing Amendments Act, and the inner workings of the prison system in general. From his days as a Compton gang leader and an Olympic boxing hopeful to being tried as an adult rather than a 17-year-old minor, this compelling narrative reflects on his life as a parable as well as examining the strategies used in his conviction, such as establishing the motive as robbery despite a lack of evidence linking the opening of safe to the murderer. And after more than three decades as a model prisoner—and saving the life of a prison guard—Torrey has prolifically written hundreds of letters to Joe Biel, who finds himself in the unlikely situation to share this story.
  • Barney Ross: The Life of a Jewish Fighter

    By Douglas Century

    Our Price: $12.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780805211733
    • Publisher: Nextbook
    • Published: August 2009
    This profile follows the life and career of Jewish boxer Barney Ross, from his youth as the child of Eastern European immigrants in a tough Chicago neighborhood to his successful boxing career, exploits as a combat Marine during World War II, campaign against drugs, and support of a Jewish state. Reprint.