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Boxing s Ten Commandments: Essential Training for the Sweet Science
Boxing's Ten Commandments: Essential Training for the Sweet Science
by Alan Lachica, Doug Werner
Paperback from Tracks Publishing
ISBN: 1884654282
This boxing handbook provides up-to-date, in-depth coaching for serious contenders. Weaving fundamental skills into a progression of drills that hone technique in increasingly complex, demanding, and realistic fighting situations, the handbook aids fighters in developing the reflexes of a complete boxer and teaches the move from a process-and-react mentality to one of seeing-and-reacting. Hundreds of sequential images illustrate vital steps in the progression--from proper stance, effective footwork, and range to defense and counters, the importance of angles, and creating winning strategies.
 
Ultimate Guide to Weight Training for Boxing
Ultimate Guide to Weight Training for Boxing
by Rob Price
Paperback from Price World Publishing
ISBN: 1932549463

The Ultimate Guide to Weight Training for Boxing is the most comprehensive and up-to-date boxing-specific training guide in the world today. It contains descriptions and photographs of over 80 of the most effective weight training, flexibility, and abdominal exercises used by athletes worldwide. This book features year-round boxing-specific weight-training programs guaranteed to improve your performance and get you results.

No other boxing book to date has been so well designed, so easy to use, and so committed to weight training. This book supplies you with a year-round workout program designed to increase punching speed and power in your jabs, hooks, and uppercuts. Following this program will raise your stamina and endurance which will result in extraordinary footwork that will have you dancing around opponents and hitting them with sharp combinations until the final bell.

Both beginners and advanced athletes and weight trainers can follow this book and utilize its programs. From recreational to professional, thousands of athletes all over the world are already benefiting from this book and its techniques, and now you can too!

As an added bonus, this book also contains links to free record keeping charts which normally sell separately for $20.

 
The Greatest Boxing Stories Ever Told: Thirty-Six Incredible Tales from the Ring
The Greatest Boxing Stories Ever Told: Thirty-Six Incredible Tales from the Ring

Paperback from Lyons Press
ISBN: 1592284795
A diverse collection, complete with all the drama and excitement of a championship bout.

 
Boxer s Start-Up: A Beginner s Guide to Boxing (Start-Up Sports series)
Boxer's Start-Up: A Beginner's Guide to Boxing (Start-Up Sports series)
by Doug Werner
Paperback from Tracks Publishing
ISBN: 1884654096
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.
 
Boxing Basics: The Techniques and Knowledge Needed to Excel in the Sport of Boxing
Boxing Basics: The Techniques and Knowledge Needed to Excel in the Sport of Boxing
by Al Gotay MA MPS
Paperback from Outskirts Press
ISBN: 1432725068
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The Techniques and Knowledge Needed to Excel in the Sport of Boxing
The illustrations, explanations, and techniques presented in Boxing Basics provide everything needed to excel in the sport of boxing. Easy to follow explanations and illustrations introduce the reader to the sport by providing information on training equipment, types of boxing gyms, and how to get into fighting shape. The bulk of this boxing text is devoted to providing progressive steps in the learning of the sport of boxing. It begins by presenting the primary elements of boxing and ranges to advanced skills. The Instant Reference Guide is a special feature designed for busy persons. It provides fast-track references to the important points in every chapter. This publication can be used as a how-to reference guide for trainers as well as beginners.
"Some books just show you how to box, others just tell you. Still others do a little of both. With Boxing Basics, Professor Gotay becomes your personal trainer, teaching you step by step how to box. This is the most definitive ¿how to¿ boxing book I have ever seen."
- Randy Gordon, Former Editor-in-Chief of Ring Magazine;
Boxing Analyst for ESPN, USA Network, and the MSG Network;
and Chairman of the New York State Athletic Commission.
Presently the host of Fight Club, the popular Sirius Radio boxing talk show.

 
Fighting Fit: Boxing Workouts, Techniques, and Sparring (Start-Up Sports)
Fighting Fit: Boxing Workouts, Techniques, and Sparring (Start-Up Sports)
by Doug Werner, Alan Lachica
Paperback from Tracks Publishing
ISBN: 1884654029
 A boxer's workout is a fantastic way to burn calories it is engaging, exhilarating, and effective. Going beyond jumping rope and punching the heavy bag, this guide describes intermediate and advanced boxing skills that will help anyone improve their performance in the ring. This boxing workout will help develop body and character so that athletes can get into the best shape of their lives, build self-confidence, and be winners in and out of the ring.
 
Boxing Mastery: Advanced Technique, Tactics, and Strategies from the Sweet Science
Boxing Mastery: Advanced Technique, Tactics, and Strategies from the Sweet Science
by Mark Hatmaker, Doug Werner
Paperback from Tracks Publishing
ISBN: 1884654215
This guide to the finer points of boxing provides the wisdom needed to make the transition from enthusiastic beginner to proficient pugilist. The ABCs of ring generalship, offensive and defensive ring movements, feints, and draws and fakes are examined and explained along with clinching techniques, head-hunting, body work, and counter-punching chains. Strategies for boxing against tall and short opponents as well as for a variety of fighting styles such as charger, speed-demon, stick-and-move, and slugger and brawler are discussed in detail. Specific drills focus on sophisticated ring stratagems such as throwing complex combinations, cutting off the ring, fighting off the ropes, generating power, and cornering an opponent are included.
 
The Ultimate Boxer: Understanding the Sport and Skills of Boxing
The Ultimate Boxer: Understanding the Sport and Skills of Boxing
by Christy Halbert
Paperback from Impact Seminars, Inc.
ISBN: 0963096850

A practical boxing guide covering developmental and fitness exercises, skill tips, technical information, and competitive strategies. This handbook contains essential information for competitive boxers, fitness boxers, martial artists, coaches, and fans.

Find answers to your boxing questions, including: Why should a boxer lead with the shoulder? How should my boxing strategy change, depending upon the style of my opponent? How do judges score bouts? Which drills will make me more effective in the ring?

Easy-to-follow instructions, diagrams, charts and tables help you understand competitive boxing skills and strategy you can put to use in the gym or in the ring. Learn to make informed decisions about your training, and gain the competitive edge for immediate success.

 
Shadow Boxing: The Dynamic 2-5-14 Strategy to Defeat the Darkness Within
Shadow Boxing: The Dynamic 2-5-14 Strategy to Defeat the Darkness Within
by Dr. Henry Malone
Paperback from Vision Life Publications
ISBN: 1888103167

Shadow Boxing is a book that can change the foundational fabric of your lives - causing you to trace your attitudes, actions and reactions to their root causes and to remove negative, destructive patterns. Henry Malone identifies open doors that give Satan access into your life and leads you thorough a systematic strategy to close those doors. The focus of this book is upon leading people to experience the truth they say they believe.
 
At The Fights: American Writers on Boxing
At The Fights: American Writers on Boxing

Hardcover from Library of America
ISBN: 1598530925

American writers have been fascinated by the ring, both the primal contest inside the ropes and the crazy carnival world outside them. From neighborhood gyms and smoke-filled arenas to star-studded casinos and exotic locales, they have chronicled unforgettable stories about determination and dissipation, about great champions and punch-drunk has-beens, about colorful entourages and outrageous promoters, and, inevitably along the way, about race, class, and violence in America. Like baseball, boxing has a vivid culture and language all its own, one that has proven irresistible to career journalists and literary writers alike.
The Library of America presents a gritty and glittering anthology of a century of the very best writing and reportage about the fights. Here are Jack London on the immortal Jack Johnson; H. L. Mencken and Irvin S. Cobb on Jack Dempsey vs. Georges Carpentier, dubbed "The Fight of the Century"; Richard Wright on Joe Louis's historic victory over Max Schmeling; A. J. Liebling's brilliantly comic portrait of a manager who really identifies with his fighter; Jimmy Cannon on the inimitable Archie Moore; James Baldwin and Gay Talese on the haunted Floyd Patterson; George Plimpton on Muhammad Ali and Malcolm X; Norman Mailer on the "Rumble in the Jungle"; Mark Kram on the "Thrilla in Manila"; Pete Hamill on legendary trainer and manager Cus D'Amato; Mark Kriegel on Oscar de la Hoya; and David Remnick and Joyce Carol Oates on Mike Tyson. National Book Award-winning novelist Colum McCann (Let the Great World Spin) weighs in with a foreword.

 
Archie Moore vs. Floyd Patterson
by Bill Cayton (Audio CD)

Bert Sugar on Boxing: The Best of the Sport's Most Notable Writer
by Bert Randolph Sugar
Known as the "guru" of boxing, Bert Randolph Sugar is one of the most charismatic writers to ever capture the drama of the fight on paper. With a passion for the sport that is rivaled only by his talent for writing about it, Bert Sugar is also regarded as the "unofficial historian" of boxing. With his trademark fedora and always-handy cigar, Sugar is a guaranteed ringside presence. His colorful personality and flamboyant mannerisms are unforgettable whether you are meeting him in person or through his writing. He is the author of over fifty books and Sugar on Boxing brings out his best. Entertaining, insightful, and eminently captivating, it's the next best thing to being in the fights. The Publisher.
Hardcover from The Lyons Press

An Illustrated History of Boxing
by Nat Fleischer, et al
(Paperback)

The Boxer's Workout
by Peter Depasquale
(Paperback)

Boxing the Complete Guide to Training and Fitness: The Complete Guide to Training and Fitness
by Danna Scott
Book Description: For men and women--the boxing fitness guide that will put new "punch" into every workout...
Endorsed By Everlast!
An easy-to-understand, fully illustrated guide to achieving new levels of health and fitness with the art of boxing, this is the perfect learning tool for both the novice fighter and those looking for an exciting new way to exercise. It explains in detail what every aspiring boxer needs to know, including tips on ....
(Paperback)

Bummy Davis vs. Murder, Inc.: The Rise and Fall of the Jewish Mafia and an Ill-Fated Prizefighter
by Ron Ross
Book Description: A tough kid with a heart of gold, Al "Bummy" Davis grew up in the streets of Brownsville, New York on the fringes of the Jewish mob during the 20's and 30's-thanks to his older brother, a feared racketeer. But as much as he resisted the underworld of Murder, Inc. by becoming a championship fighter and a Brownsville hero, he never did escape the Jewish Mob's shadow. Though he repeatedly stood up to mob kingpins, Bummy suffered a spectacular fall from grace as a result of a smear campaign by the press.

Ron Ross' Bummy Davis vs. Murder, Inc. is not just about one Jewish boxer, his meteoric rise to fame, and victimization by the press. Bummy's life was intertwined with the Great Depression, the survival of the Brooklyn Jewish immigrant population during Prohibition, and the inevitable offshoot of Prohibition-Murder Inc., one of American history's most notorious band of killers. Ron Ross portrays an important historical time period, an enigmatic Jewish subculture, and the surprising juxtaposition of a generation of Jews and their talent for boxing.

Bummy Davis vs. Murder, Inc. features a cast of colorful villains whom you'll love to hate, a boxing legend who was the unwitting pawn of fate, and the human drama of the boxing world. With his vivid, street-smart Damon Runyonesque writing style, Ron Ross redeems a tragic hero who fought the pull of one of the most brutal groups of killers to grace the twentieth century.
Hardcover from St. Martin's Press

Cleveland's Greatest Fighters of All Time
by Jerry Fitch
(Paperback)

Coaching Olympic Style Boxing
by U.S. Amateur Boxing Inc Staff
(Paperback)

Corner Men: Great Boxing Trainers
by Ronald K. Fried
(Hardcover - May 1991)

Boxing for Everyone: How to Get Fit & Have Fun With Boxing
by Cappy Kotz
(Paperback)

Blood Season: Mike Tyson and the World of Boxing
by Phil Berger
(Paperback)

Chinese Boxing: Masters and Methods
by Robert W. Smith
Listed under Martial Arts

The Devil and Sonny Liston
by Nick Tosches
Paperback: 288 pages
Back Bay Books; ISBN: 0316897469; (December )

Earnie Shavers: Welcome to the Big Time
by Earnie Shavers, et al
(Hardcover)
 

A Flame of Pure Fire: Jack Dempsey and the Roaring '20s
A Flame of Pure Fire: Jack Dempsey and the Roaring '20s
by Roger Kahn
Hardcover from Harcourt
 
Ghosts of Manila: The Fateful Blood Feud Between Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier
by Mark Kram
(Hardcover)
 
The Hardest Game : McIlvanney on Boxing
The Hardest Game : McIlvanney on Boxing
by Hugh McIlvanney
Paperback from McGraw-Hill/Contemporary Books
 
The Manly Art: Bare-Knuckle Prize Fighting in America
by Elliott J. Gorn
(Paperback - December 1989)

Larry Holmes: Against the Odds
by Larry Holmes (Contributor)
(Hardcover)
 

Living in the Shadows: The Legend and the Legacy of Marvis and Joe Frazier
Living in the Shadows: The Legend and the Legacy of Marvis and Joe Frazier
by Marvis Frazier
Hardcover from IMPACT Communications Publications, Div.
 
Punch Lines: Berger on Boxing
by Phil Berger, Bert Randolph Sugar
Paperback from Four Walls Eight Windows
1993
 
Sugar Ray
Sugar Ray
by Sugar Ray Robinson, Dave Anderson
Synopsis
Sugar Ray Robinson (19211989) was hailed as the finest boxer to ever enter a ring. Muhammad Ali once called him "the king, my master, my idol"and indeed, he was the idol of everyone who had anything to do with boxing. But for African Americans, he was more than a great boxer. In an era when blacks were supposed to be humble and grateful for favors received, he was a man whose every move in and out of the ring showed what black pride and power meant. Sugar Ray grew up during the Depression in the ghettos of Detroit and New York, rose through the amateur boxing ranks, became Golden Gloves champion at the featherweight at the age of eighteen, and become world welterweight champion in 1946 and middleweight in 1951. Robinson had it all, but later lost it all; and in this classic autobiography he tells it all with remarkable candor. Here is Sugar Ray: the dazzlingly handsome champion with a craving for fast cars and fast living; the kid who was terrified of elevators; the young GI who, together with Joe Louis, combated racial discrimination; the honest fighter who refused a million dollars to throw a fight against Rocky Graziano; the boxer who dreamed he would kill his opponent in the ring, and did so the following night. This Da Capo edition is supplemented with a new foreword and afterword by Dave Anderson about Sugar Ray's last years in Los Angeles and the legacy he left behind, and with eight new pages of stunning photographs.
Paperback from Da Capo Press
1994
 
Sugar Ray Robinson vs. Carmen Basillio
Sugar Ray Robinson vs. Carmen Basillio
by Bill Cayton
Audio CD from Cayton Sports, Inc.
 
Sugar Ray Robinson vs. Jake Lamotta IV
Sugar Ray Robinson vs. Jake Lamotta IV
by Bill Cayton
Audio CD from Cayton Sports, Inc.
 
Pound for Pound : A Biography of Sugar Ray Robinson
Pound for Pound : A Biography of Sugar Ray Robinson
by Herb Boyd, Ray Robinson
Hardcover from Amistad
 
Muhammad Ali: The Birth of a Legend, Miami, 1961-1964
by Flip Schulke, et al
Listed under Muhammad Ali

The Fight: Norman Mailer
by Norman Mailer
(Paperback)

Hurricane : The Miraculous Journey of Rubin Carter
by James S. Hirsch
Listed under Rubin Carter
 

Rocky Marciano
by Everett M. Skehan
Paperback: Robson Book Ltd; ISBN: 0860512347; (December )
 
Rubin "Hurricane" Carter and the American Justice System
by Paul B. Wice
Listed under Rubin Carter

Sparring With Hemingway: And Other Legends of the Fight Game
by Budd Schulberg
(Hardcover)

The Speed Bag Bible: The Ultimate Speed Bag Training Program
by Alan H. Kahn
(Paperback)

The Total Sports Illustrated Book of Boxing
by W. C. Heinz (Preface), Nathan Ward (Editor)
(Hardcover)
 

When Dempsey Fought Tunney: Heroes, Hokum, and Storytelling in the Jazz Age
When Dempsey Fought Tunney: Heroes, Hokum, and Storytelling in the Jazz Age
by Bruce J. Evensen
Paperback from Univ of Tennessee Pr
 
Jack Dempsey, the Manassa Mauler
Jack Dempsey, the Manassa Mauler
by Randy Roberts
Paperback from Univ of Illinois Pr (Txt)
 
How to Fight Tough
How to Fight Tough
by Jack Dempsey
Paperback from Paladin Press
 
Wicked: The Prince Naseem Phenomenom
by Gavin Evans
Paperback: 260 pages
Robson Book Ltd; ISBN: 1861051611;
 
 
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