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She's a Knockout!: A History of Women in Fighting Sports

by L. A. Jennings Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 23, 2014)

This book provides a detailed history of women fighters—including wrestlers, MMA competitors, and boxers—and the different issues revolving around the fighters and their sports. She’s a Knockout! tells...

Boxing in Philadelphia: Tales of Struggle and Survival

by Gabe Oppenheim Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 16, 2014)

In this book, author Gabe Oppenheim examines the rise and fall of boxing in Philadelphia, and how it often mirrored the city’s own narrative arc. Throughout, Oppenheim weaves together cultural history, urban...

A History of Women's Boxing

by Malissa Smith Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (June 05, 2014)

A History of Women’s Boxing traces the history of the sport back to the 1700s, through the 2012 Olympic Games when women were first allowed to box, and up to the present. Rich in detail and exhaustively researched,...

Boxing: A Concise History of the Sweet Science

by Gerald R. Gems Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (March 13, 2014)

In Boxing: A Concise History of the Sweet Science, Gerald R. Gems provides a succinct yet comprehensive coverage of the sport, recounting boxing’s ancient roots, evolution, and globalization. Throughout, Gems...

Historical Dictionary of Boxing

by John Grasso Scarecrow Press (November 14, 2013)

The Historical Dictionary of Boxing focuses on the as champions of boxing along with the lesser-known boxers who helped shape this sport. More of these boxers come from the United States but there are others...

Classic Boxing Stories

by Paul D. Staudohar Skyhorse (September 13, 2013)

Boxing has been a part of our history going back centuries. Whether it’s bare knuckle or the pay-per-view fights we see today, it has been a staple in our lives. In Classic Boxing Stories, Paul D. Staudohar...

Ali and Liston

by Bob Mee Skyhorse (October 11, 2011)

Three months after the assassination of John F. Kennedy, two prizefighters named Charles Sonny" Liston and Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr. stepped into a boxing ring in Miami to dispute the heavyweight championship...

Fight of the Century

by Patrick Myler Arcade (December 21, 2011)

The definitive book" (The Ring) on one of the greatest sports events of the twentieth century, the heavyweight championship bout between America's Brown Bomber," Joe Louis, and Germany's Max Schmeling.

More than...


by Eugene S. Robinson HarperCollins e-books (September 28, 2010)

Crushing your enemies, driving them before you, and hearing the lamentations of their women? It doesn't get any better than this." –Eugene Robinson, ripping off John Milius

That's the sentiment that surges...

The Fight of the Century: Ali vs. Frazier March 8, 1971

by Michael Arkush Wiley (May 18, 2009)

Advance Praise

"The Fight of the Century brings back memories of a different and troubled time both in sports and in our country. It is vividly reported and a perfect example of the old saying that the genius...

Ghosts of Manila

by Mark Kram, Jr. HarperCollins e-books (June 09, 2009)

When Muhammad Ali met Joe Frazier in Manila for their third fight, their rivalry had spun out of control. The Ali-Frazier matchup had become a madness, inflamed by the media and the politics of race. When the...

When Boxing Was, Like, Ridiculously Racist

by Ian Carey (February 21, 2013)

This is the story of the lineage of Boxing's World Heavyweight Championship from 1882-1915 and how it explains a cultural attitude toward race and identity in that era.

The first true national and international...

Muhammad Ali

by Fiaz Rafiq & Rasheda Ali Arena Sport (July 20, 2020)

Muhammad Ali is one of the most remarkable sports personalities and celebrities of our time. He is a legend who transcended boxing and rose above all sport. A man of mythic proportions, Ali rose to become a...

The Gloves

by Robert Anasi North Point Press (February 04, 2003)

A gritty, spirited inside look at the world of amateur boxing today

The Golden Gloves tournament is center stage in amateur boxing-a single-elimination contest in which young hopefuls square off in steamy gyms...

Once There Were Giants

by Jerry Izenberg Skyhorse (February 07, 2017)

A celebration and memorial of the greatest era of heavyweight fighters from 1962 to 1997, as witnessed ringside by an International Boxing Hall of Fame sportswriter.

Once upon a time, of all the memories made...

Shadow Box

by George Plimpton & Mike Lupica Little, Brown and Company (April 25, 2016)

George Plimpton makes his riskiest foray into participatory journalism -- stepping into the ring against a champion boxer -- in Shadow Box, repackaged and including never-before-seen content from the Plimpton...

Muhammad Ali

by Thomas Hauser Pegasus Books (June 04, 2016)

Few global personalities have commanded an all-encompassing sporting and cultural audience like Muhammad Ali. Many have tried to interpret his impact and legacy into words. Now, Muhammad Ali: A Tribute to the...

Badass Boxing Workouts

by Jennifer Chieng Ulysses Press (March 12, 2019)

Punch Boring in the Face

Pump up your fitness routine by following former Olympic boxer Jennifer Dugwen Chieng’s badass boxing regimen. It’s a high-intensity, full-body workout that is just as fun as it is...

At Home with Muhammad Ali

by Hana Ali & Kim Staunton HarperAudio (May 07, 2019)

Muhammad Ali's daughter captures the legendary heavyweight boxing champion, Olympic Gold medalist, activist, and philanthropist as never before in this candid and intimate family memoir, based on personal recordings...

The Good Son

by Mark Kriegel & Holt McCallany Simon & Schuster Audio (September 18, 2012)

From the bestselling author of Pistol and Namath, a vivid, revealing, and fast-paced biography of the great boxer Ray "Boom Boom" Mancini.

Frank Sinatra fawned over him. Warren Zevon wrote a tribute song. Sylvester...

Smokin’ Joe

Muhammad Ali

by Thomas Hauser & Joe Barrett Blackstone Publishing (July 01, 2016)

Stripping away the revisionism to reveal the true nature of the man himself, this new book recounts the life journey of a fighter universally recognized as a unique and treasured world icon.

Few global personalities...

Strong Boy

by Christopher Klein & Joe Barrett Blackstone Publishing (July 07, 2015)

"I can lick any son-of-a-bitch in the world."

So boasted John L. Sullivan, the first modernheavyweight boxing champion of the world, a man who was the gold standard ofAmerican sports for more than a decade and...

Irish Thunder

by Bob Halloran & Bronson Pinchot Blackstone Publishing (October 14, 2010)

"Irish" Micky Ward grew up in the 1970s and '80s as atough kid from Lowell, Massachusetts--a town where young men became boxers as ameans of survival. Ward participated in street fights from an early age and...

The Sweet Science

by A. J. Liebling, Grover Gardner & Robert Anasi Blackstone Publishing (January 01, 2006)

This collection of A. J. Liebling's classic New Yorker pieces on the "sweet science of bruising" brings vividly to life the boxing world as it once was. It depicts the great events of boxing's American heyday,...

Shadow Box

by George Plimpton, Jeff Bottoms & Mike Lupica Little, Brown & Company (April 26, 2016)

George Plimpton makes his riskiest foray into participatory journalism -- stepping into the ring against a champion boxer -- in Shadow Box, repackaged and including never-before-seen content from the Plimpton...

The Good Son: The Life of Ray ',Boom Boom', Mancini

by Mark Kriegel Free Press (September 18, 2012)

FRANK SINATRA FAWNED OVER HIM. WARREN ZEVON WROTE A TRIBUTE SONG. Sylvester Stallone produced his life story as a movie of the week. In the 1980s, Ray "Boom Boom" Mancini wasn't merely the lightweight champ....

Manly Art

by George Kimball McBooks Press (April 01, 2011)

This compilation of boxing-related commentary, criticism, reportage, and analysis represents the decade's best from award-winning sports journalist George Kimball. With selections culled from a wide array of...

Four Kings

by George Kimball McBooks Press (October 01, 2008)

Roberto Duran, Marvelous Marvin Hagler, Sugar Ray Leonard, and Thomas "Hit Man" Hearns all formed the pantheon of boxing greats during the late 1970s and early 1980s—before the pay-per-view model, when prize...

The Sporting Life

by Bill Barich Skyhorse (July 19, 2016)

Bill Barich's widely praised work is at its peak in these intimate glimpses into the stories behind the stories, the real people behind the public façade of the athletic realm. In this collection, Barich takes...

The Mixed Martial Arts Handbook

by John Ritschel Skyhorse (January 27, 2010)

Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) is a full-contact combat sport in which a variety of fighting techniques are used, including striking techniques (kicks, knees, and punches) and grappling techniques (clinch holds, submission...

The 25 Greatest Sports Conspiracy Theories of All Time

by Elliott Kalb & Cris Collinsworth Skyhorse (February 11, 2011)

In every sport, in every country around the world, there are fans on the losing side who know that something other than skill and luck beat their favorite team or player. Sometimes they're actually right. That's...

U.S. Army Hand-to-Hand Combat

by Department of the Army Skyhorse (November 03, 2009)

From the Advanced Threat Infrared Countermeasures to the XM320 grenade launcher, this comprehensive guide profiles nearly every weapon currently in use by the U.S. Army. In addition, it covers cutting-edge technology...

The 30 Greatest Sports Conspiracy Theories of All-Time

by Mark Weinstein, Elliott Kalb & Cris Collinsworth Skyhorse (July 01, 2009)

Separating fact from myth, Kalb attempts to determine which of these long-held conspiracy theories hold water, and which ones fall flat under scrutiny. Ranking the conspiracies from 1 to 30 and the likelihood...

Ten Moments that Shook the Sports World

by Isabel Denny Skyhorse (July 17, 2008)

Want to know what really happened? Stan Isaacs knows. He was there! "The Shot Heard Round the World," in 1951. "The Fight of the Century," in 1971. The horror of the 1972 Munich Olympics. Secretariat's legendary...

What If the Babe Had Kept His Red Sox?

by Bill Gutman Skyhorse (June 17, 2008)

What if Babe Ruth had not been sold to the Yankees in 1920 and instead played his entire career in Boston? What if Muhammad Ali had lost or quit in his first fight against Sonny Liston? What if the Brooklyn...

U.S. Marine Close Combat Fighting Handbook

by United States Marine Corps. Skyhorse (January 26, 2011)

There are currently more than 200,000 active-duty U.S. Marines and another 40,000 in the reserves. These Marines depend on the skills and techniques taught in this concise manual—and now you can, too! This...

The Golden Age of Boxing on Radio and Television

by Frederick V. Romano Carrel Books (July 25, 2017)

Radio and television broadcasting were as important to the growth and popularity of boxing as it was to the reshaping of our very culture. In The Golden Age of Boxing on Radio and Television, Frederick V. Romano...

Kick Boxing

by Pat O'Keeffe Skyhorse (May 17, 2007)

With its intense action and the unbelievable skills of its athletes, kickboxing has gained worldwide popularity in a way that few international sports ever do. It requires perfect timing, incredible speed, and...


by Andy Lee & Niall Kelly Gill Books (November 02, 2018)

An epic and moving journey, from the backstreets of London and Limerick to the summit of the world’s most unforgiving sport.

In 2005, at the age of twenty, Andy Lee left Ireland to make it in the harsh world...

Ali on Ali

by Hana Ali & Danny Peary Workman Publishing Company (May 01, 2018)

Muhammad Ali was a champion, a poet, a prophet. Sports Illustrated called him “the greatest athlete of the twentieth century.” And yet he was even more than all of that, “a whole greater than the sum of...


by James McMeil & Andrew Jackson Clink Street Publishing (June 19, 2018)

Hsing-I is one of the true treasures of the internal martial arts. Based on ancient Taoist philosophy, it has both the capacity to be used as a devastating martial art alongside its ability to improve the health...

Smokin' Joe

by Mark Kram, Jr. Ecco (June 04, 2019)

A gripping, all-access biography of Joe Frazier, whose rivalry with Muhammad Ali riveted boxing fans and whose legacy as a figure in American sports and society endures

History will remember the rivalry of Joe...

The Hornet: From Bullied Schoolboy To World Champion

by Jeff Horn & Grantlee Kieza ABC Books (October 30, 2017)

My journey from bullied schoolboy to world champion The story of Jeff Horn reads like a fairytale. Written with award-winning author, journalist and boxing aficionado Grantlee Kieza, The Hornet is the tale of...

52 positive thoughts To Become An Elite Athlete

by Alain Ruiz & Agnès Ruiz Arra Editions (December 18, 2018)

Citius, Altius, Fortius , in other words, "Faster, Higher, Stronger" Positive thoughts are essential to succeed in high-level sport. This guide is there to help you on a daily basis to surpass you, to give...

Secret Squirrel

by Secret Squirrel Grosvenor House Publishing (January 22, 2018)

This is the autobiography, or perhaps the public confessional, of the author.   It will come as a complete shock to his family, friends and work colleagues who all think that they know him, but alas, they don’t…His...

The Phantom Punch

by Rob Sneddon Down East Books (October 04, 2015)

The two bouts between Cassius Clay and Sonny Liston are widely considered the most anticipated and controversial fights in heavyweight boxing. Cassius Clay won the first bout in Miami Beach in February 1964,...

Rocky Graziano

by Jeffrey Sussman Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (March 08, 2018)

Rocky Graziano, juvenile delinquent, middleweight boxing champion, and comedic actor, was the last great fighter from the golden age of boxing, the era of Joe Louis, Jake LaMotta, and Sugar Ray Robinson.


The Boxer Within

by Vickie Simos Ginninderra Press (November 18, 2017)

Based on true events, this story is set predominantly in Adelaide, and takes a trip down memory lane to my childhood home of Barmera in the Riverland, 222 kilometres north of Adelaide. Born in 1974 to Greek...

The Legends of Sports: Tiger Woods, Michael Jordan and Muhammad Ali - Sports Book for Kids | Children's Sports & Outdoors Books

by Baby Professor Baby Professor (July 15, 2017)

Maybe your dad have mentioned Tiger Woods, Michael Jordan and Muhammad Ali but didn’t go into detail of who they are. Now is your chance to dig deeper into the lives of these legends and the sports that they...