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Product Description: 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 in ballparks and arenas from California to New York, there was nothing to rival that magic moment that could grab a heavyweight fight crowd by its collective jugular vein and trigger a tsunami of raw emotion before a single punch had even been thrown...read more

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9781510714748 | Skyhorse Pub Co Inc, February 7, 2017, cover price $24.99 | About this edition: 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.

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Product Description: In this inspiring memoir, Dewey Bozella recounts his life and the twenty-six years he spent behind bars for a murder he did not commit—a stirring tale of courage, strength, faith, and perseverance.In the late 1970s, Dewey Bozella was wrongfully accused of murdering Emma Crapser, a ninety-two-year-old resident of Poughkeepsie, New York...read more

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9780062208156 | Ecco Pr, December 6, 2016, cover price $27.99 | About this edition: In this inspiring memoir, Dewey Bozella recounts his life and the twenty-six years he spent behind bars for a murder he did not commit—a stirring tale of courage, strength, faith, and perseverance.

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Product Description: The single most intimate look at Muhammad Ali’s retirement, told through the story of an unexpected, powerful and life-changing friendshipIn 1988, then struggling writer and video store worker Davis Miller drove to Muhammad Ali’s mother’s modest Louisville house, knocked on the door, and introduced himself to his childhood idol...read more

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9781410486530 | Large print edition (Thorndike Pr, February 3, 2016), cover price $31.99 | About this edition: On Easter weekend 1988, then struggling writer and movie store clerk Davis Miller drove to Muhammad Ali's mother's modest house in Louisville, knocked on the front door, and waited for an answer.
9781631491153 | Liveright Pub Corp, November 23, 2015, cover price $27.95 | About this edition: The single most intimate look at Muhammad Ali’s life after boxing, told through the story of an unexpected friendship.

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9781631492235 | Reprint edition (Liveright Pub Corp, November 29, 2016), cover price $15.95 | About this edition: The single most intimate look at Muhammad Ali’s retirement, told through the story of an unexpected, powerful and life-changing friendshipIn 1988, then struggling writer and video store worker Davis Miller drove to Muhammad Ali’s mother’s modest Louisville house, knocked on the door, and introduced himself to his childhood idol.

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Product Description: Marvelous Marvin Hagler is a sporting legend. Often called the greatest middleweight boxer of all time, he held the world title for 12 defenses, including bouts with Sugar Ray Leonard, Thomas Hearns, and Roberto Duran, which entered fistic folklore...read more

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9781785311451 | Pitch Pub, November 1, 2016, cover price $15.95 | About this edition: Marvelous Marvin Hagler is a sporting legend.

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Product Description: In the era of boxing's pay-per-view superstars, Tris Dixon invested in a Greyhound bus pass and spent months tracking down fighters from yesteryear who had vanished from the limelight. Venturing from New York to Las Vegas and from Toronto to Miami, the young writer—himself a former amateur boxer—sought out coulda-been-contenders and cult heroes from the 1950s to the 2000s...read more

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9781909626522 | Pitch Pub, April 1, 2015, cover price $26.95 | About this edition: A trip across America to track down the great fighters from yesteryear who vanished from the limelight, and hear their incredible stories In the era of boxing's pay-per-view superstars, Tris Dixon invested in a Greyhound bus pass and spent several months traversing America on a shoestring budget, tracking down fighters from yesteryear who had vanished from the limelight.

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9781785311437 | Pitch Pub, November 1, 2016, cover price $15.95 | About this edition: In the era of boxing's pay-per-view superstars, Tris Dixon invested in a Greyhound bus pass and spent months tracking down fighters from yesteryear who had vanished from the limelight.
9780373620050, titled "Origin of a Vendetta" | Reissue edition (Harlequin Books, February 1, 1985), cover price $2.50 | also contains Origin of a Vendetta | About this edition: A men's adventure novel.

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Product Description: [Oscar Battling Matthew Nelson was without question the toughest and most durable professional boxer ever to enter a ring. Obscure, although he was selected by the Hall of Fame as part of their third induction class, unheard of yet often appropriately called the most hardwearing boxer in ring history, overlooked, yet many boxing historians rank him among the 100 greatest boxers ever...read more

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9781476663722 | McFarland & Co Inc Pub, October 31, 2016, cover price $39.95 | About this edition: [Oscar Battling Matthew Nelson was without question the toughest and most durable professional boxer ever to enter a ring.

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Product Description: Twenty-four exclusive interviews with boxing insiders feature the recollections and perspectives of champions, trainers, promoters and officials, as well as those who work behind the scenes. Interviewees include ring legends "Sugar" Ray Leonard, Leon Spinks and Roy Jones, Jr...read more

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9781476664415 | McFarland & Co Inc Pub, October 31, 2016, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: Twenty-four exclusive interviews with boxing insiders feature the recollections and perspectives of champions, trainers, promoters and officials, as well as those who work behind the scenes.

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Product Description: On January 5, 1971, Sonny Liston was found dead in his home-of an apparent heroin overdose. But no one close to Liston believed that his death was accidental. Digging deep into a life that Liston tried hard to hide, Shaun Assael treats the boxer's death as a cold case...read more
By R. C. Bray (narrator)

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9781681681320 | Unabridged edition (Highbridge Co, October 18, 2016), cover price $29.99 | About this edition: On January 5, 1971, Sonny Liston was found dead in his home-of an apparent heroin overdose.

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Product Description: A daring investigation into the mysterious death of Heavyweight Champion Sonny Liston, set against the dawn of the 1970s, when the mob was fighting to keep control of the Las Vegas Strip, Richard Nixon was launching America's first war on heroin, and boxing was in its glory days...read more

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9780399169755 | Blue Rider Pr, October 18, 2016, cover price $27.00 | About this edition: A daring investigation into the mysterious death of Heavyweight Champion Sonny Liston, set against the dawn of the 1970s, when the mob was fighting to keep control of the Las Vegas Strip, Richard Nixon was launching America's first war on heroin, and boxing was in its glory days.

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Product Description: Boxers recall their highs and lows, their greatest triumphs, the background stories, and many shock revelations of their careers in this exciting collection. Acclaimed boxing writer, author, and historian Thomas Myler has interviewed every one of the pugilistic greats featured, during a career spent covering boxing; from the big names of the Roaring 1920s right through to boxing's modern era...read more

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9781785311222 | Pitch Pub, October 1, 2016, cover price $15.95 | About this edition: Boxers recall their highs and lows, their greatest triumphs, the background stories, and many shock revelations of their careers in this exciting collection.

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Product Description: This is a story that is often ignored—that of the modern-day boxers who lose for a living. Far from huge purses and pay-per-view hype, this book lays bare the reality of the boxing business in small-hall venues. October 2013 saw the 100th and final fight in the career of East London's Johnny Greaves, remarkable in that he won only four contests...read more

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9781909626539, titled "Journeymen: The Other Side of the Boxing Business: A New Perspective on the Noble Art" | Pitch Pub, January 1, 2015, cover price $27.95 | About this edition: This book tells a story that is often purposely ignored—that of the modern-day boxers who lose for a living.

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9781785311444 | Pitch Pub, October 1, 2016, cover price $15.95 | About this edition: This is a story that is often ignored—that of the modern-day boxers who lose for a living.

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Product Description: Jake LaMotta is the one-time middleweight champion of the world who competed in more than a hundred professional fights. Forced as a youth to fight for money, LaMotta emerged to make boxing a profession. LaMotta was a wildly popular fighter in his home Bronx, New York...read more

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9781681570228 | Blue River Pr, October 1, 2016, cover price $16.99 | About this edition: Jake LaMotta is the one-time middleweight champion of the world who competed in more than a hundred professional fights.

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Product Description: Wilfredo "Bazooka" Gomez found his love of boxing as he fought off bullies while walking the streets of San Juan. Showing great promise in the ring, he soon rose to prominence, and in the late 1970s and early 1980s set a blistering pace that few boxers could equal...read more

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9781785311154 | Pitch Pub, October 1, 2016, cover price $19.95 | About this edition: Wilfredo "Bazooka" Gomez found his love of boxing as he fought off bullies while walking the streets of San Juan.

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Product Description: Marked by her signature charm, barbed wit, and undeniable power, Rousey’s account of the toughest fights of her life—in and outside the Octagon—reveals the painful loss of her father when she was eight years old, the intensity of her judo training, her battles with love, her meteoric rise to fame, the secret behind her undefeated UFC record, and what it takes to become the toughest woman on Earth...read more

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9789876096270 | Nuevo Extremo, September 1, 2016, cover price $19.99 | About this edition: Marked by her signature charm, barbed wit, and undeniable power, Rousey’s account of the toughest fights of her life—in and outside the Octagon—reveals the painful loss of her father when she was eight years old, the intensity of her judo training, her battles with love, her meteoric rise to fame, the secret behind her undefeated UFC record, and what it takes to become the toughest woman on Earth.

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Product Description: In 2015, Booklist observed, “the arrival of Hauser’s annual boxing review is akin to Christmas morning for fight fans. Nobody knows a sport any better than Hauser knows boxing.”Each year, readers, writers, and critics alike look forward to Thomas Hauser’s annual collection of articles about the contemporary boxing scene...read more

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9781682260135 | Univ of Arkansas Pr, September 1, 2016, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: In 2015, Booklist observed, “the arrival of Hauser’s annual boxing review is akin to Christmas morning for fight fans.

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Product Description: In 1974 in Kinshasa, Zaïre, two African American boxers were paid five million dollars apiece to fight each other. One was Muhammad Ali, the aging but irrepressible “professor of boxing.” The other was George Foreman, who was as taciturn as Ali was voluble...read more
By Norman Mailer and Arthur Morey (narrator)

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9781522636700 | Unabridged edition (Brilliance Audio Lib Edn, August 16, 2016), cover price $59.97 | About this edition: In 1974 in Kinshasa, Zaïre, two African American boxers were paid five million dollars apiece to fight each other.

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Product Description: In 1974 in Kinshasa, Zaïre, two African American boxers were paid five million dollars apiece to fight each other. One was Muhammad Ali, the aging but irrepressible “professor of boxing.” The other was George Foreman, who was as taciturn as Ali was voluble...read more

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9780316544160 | Little Brown & Co, July 1, 1975, cover price $7.95 | About this edition: The spirited chronicler of war, politics, sex, and himself trains his sharpered wits and sights on the principles, promoters, and observers of the 1974 Ali-Foreman championship fight in Kinshasa, Zaire

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9780812986129 | Reprint edition (Random House Inc, October 15, 2013), cover price $15.00 | About this edition: In 1974 in Kinshasa, Zaïre, two African American boxers were paid five million dollars apiece to fight each other.

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Product Description: In 1974 in Kinshasa, Zaïre, two African American boxers were paid five million dollars apiece to fight each other. One was Muhammad Ali, the aging but irrepressible “professor of boxing.” The other was George Foreman, who was as taciturn as Ali was voluble...read more
By Norman Mailer and Arthur Morey (narrator)

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9781522636687 | Unabridged edition (Brilliance Audio, August 16, 2016), cover price $29.99 | About this edition: In 1974 in Kinshasa, Zaïre, two African American boxers were paid five million dollars apiece to fight each other.
9781522636694 | Mp3 una edition (Brilliance Audio, August 16, 2016), cover price $19.99 | About this edition: In 1974 in Kinshasa, Zaïre, two African American boxers were paid five million dollars apiece to fight each other.

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Product Description: Boxing is a national sport of Cuba, rivaling baseball as the country’s best-loved pastime and with an equally rich history. In the backyards and beaten alleyways of Havana, boys emulate hometown fighters on the international stage...read more

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9783777426129 | Hirmer Verlag, August 15, 2016, cover price $42.00 | About this edition: Boxing is a national sport of Cuba, rivaling baseball as the country’s best-loved pastime and with an equally rich history.

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9781613218983 | Perseus Distribution Services, August 2, 2016, cover price $24.99

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Product Description: Tales from the 5th Street Gym is the first book to chronicle the fascinating history of the 5th Street Gym from one of its insiders―Dr. Ferdie Pacheco―with crucial contributions from Tom Archdeacon, Angelo Dundee, Suzanne Dundee Bonner, Enrique Encinosa, Howard Kleinberg, Ramiro Ortiz, Edwin Pope, Bob Sheridan, and Budd Schulberg...read more
By David Marantz (narrator)

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9781522681168 | Mp3 una edition (Audible Studios on Brilliance audio, July 12, 2016), cover price $9.99 | About this edition: Tales from the 5th Street Gym is the first book to chronicle the fascinating history of the 5th Street Gym from one of its insiders―Dr.

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Product Description: How did the old school, all time champs — like Jack Dempsey, Kid McCoy, Sonny Liston and Stanley Ketchel — do it? This manual examines some of the best and most interesting fighters in boxing history and gets inside the historical import of what they accomplished...read more

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9781935937760 | Tracks Pub, August 1, 2016, cover price $12.95 | About this edition: How did the old school, all time champs — like Jack Dempsey, Kid McCoy, Sonny Liston and Stanley Ketchel — do it?

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Product Description: LaVern Roach, a skinny kid from the small town of Plainview, Texas, rose from obscurity to become one of boxing's most popular figures during the 1940s. Roach's rise to prominence occurred during an era when boxing shared the spotlight with baseball as the nation's top two professional sports...read more

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9780896729759 | Texas Tech Univ Pr, June 30, 2016, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: LaVern Roach, a skinny kid from the small town of Plainview, Texas, rose from obscurity to become one of boxing's most popular figures during the 1940s.

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Product Description: Named one of the "40 Best Books of 2016" by The New York Post “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...read more

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9781942952190 | Benbella Books, June 21, 2016, cover price $16.95 | About this edition: Named one of the "40 Best Books of 2016" by The New York Post “Inoki can use his bare fists.

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Product Description: This is an in depth history of the fight game that follows the tortuous route to the strongest claim of the heavyweight title. The book covers the bare knuckle brawls of John L. Sullivan through to Jack Johnson, whose attempt to break the racial barriers ended in race riots; the tough as nails Jack Dempsey, who created the first million dollar gate; Joe Louis, Marciano and Muhammad Ali, to Mike Tyson, whose namesake, Tyson Fury, holds the strongest claim to the title today...read more

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9781785546884 | Austin Macauley Pub Ltd, June 16, 2016, cover price $13.95 | About this edition: This is an in depth history of the fight game that follows the tortuous route to the strongest claim of the heavyweight title.

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9781785546877 | Austin Macauley Pub Ltd, June 16, 2016, cover price $13.95 | About this edition: This is an in depth history of the fight game that follows the tortuous route to the strongest claim of the heavyweight title.

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