View Full Version : good books about boxing history and biographies of famous boxers


Czarek
10-12-2009, 10:05 AM
hey whats up looking for this kind of books can someone recommend some good books

thanks guys

sonnyboyx2
10-12-2009, 10:37 AM
hey whats up looking for this kind of books can someone recommend some good books

thanks guys

a pictoral history of boxing

Dark Trade

Thread Stealer
10-12-2009, 05:09 PM
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louis54
10-12-2009, 10:11 PM
the arc of boxing by mike silver. alot of interviews with atlas, stewart, roach, many others. steep price but great book

Czarek
10-13-2009, 02:19 AM
thanks guys

JAB5239
10-13-2009, 02:38 AM
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Read all of those but "Dark trade". The biography's on Barney Ross, Joe Louis and Ali are all excellent as well.

Thread Stealer
10-13-2009, 03:13 AM
Read all of those but "Dark trade". The biography's on Barney Ross, Joe Louis and Ali are all excellent as well.

Dark Trade is real good, I recommend it.

It was around the early to mid 90s and covers different fighters. Toney, De La Hoya, Tyson, Hamed, Jones.

Czarek
10-13-2009, 03:50 AM
very much thanks

sonnyboyx2
10-13-2009, 05:38 AM
Dark Trade... is a book you wont be able to put down, its excellent

blacklodge
10-15-2009, 04:16 AM
Anything by Jack Newfield is worth it. Black Lights by Thomas Hauser (ignore the part where they try to convince that Kevin Rooney would have destroyed Alexis Arguello if not for weight problems). The Sixteenth Round by Rubin "Hurricane" Carter. Probably my favorite is The Devil And Sonny Liston by Nick Tosches.

shermand
10-15-2009, 11:05 AM
Muhammad Ali-King of the World