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Old 01-19-2014, 01:26 AM
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The sole reason I got into boxing is because of who I believe is the GOAT, Muhammad Ali. I did my fair share of research on him for a research report on him in high school and became fascinated with the sport. Which lead me to even giving the sport a shot, which I did for around 7 months before I injured my shoulder and began to get caught up in college.

Now as a young fan I am most interested in learning about the golden era(s) of boxing.. I missed out on a lot which lead me to watching fights from the past.. just seeing fights of the 80s and early 90s had me saying "wow this is the greatest sport alive"

If anyone could recommend some boxing history type books for boxing history around the 20s-40s or even 60s-80s it would be great. Doesn't have to be broad, it could even be an (auto)biography of a fighter.. just shoot me some recommendations!
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Old 01-19-2014, 01:37 AM
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Look for books on Sugar Ray Robinson at your local library like I did.

Hes very interesting and is the man Ali himself called the G.O.A.T


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Old 01-19-2014, 01:39 AM
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Old 01-19-2014, 05:53 AM
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The Encyclopedia Of Boxing by Gilbert Odd... Covers all eras extensively, going all the way back to bare knuckle

As a fan of The Greatest, Facing Ali by Stephen Brunt, is an absolute gem
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Old 01-19-2014, 06:26 AM
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I'd recommend Harry Carpenter's book on boxing history to any new boxinghistory fan in a heartbeat. A well-written and well-told book with all the iconic pictures that is legendary in our sport.

http://www.amazon.com/Boxing-Pictori.../dp/B001L0Y806


The book that has given me the biggest thrills is 'In This Corner' by Peter Heller. Some of the legends tell about their career in their own words. It's direct transcripts from taped interviews so it is raw, brutal and honest.

http://www.amazon.com/This-Corner-Fo...in+this+corner
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Old 01-19-2014, 01:59 PM
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Joe frazier's book about training is a good read and will help explain some of the nuances of the sport

The holyfield way- by evander and james j thomas was an excellent

The life and crimes of don king is another great book

Both of those deal more with the behind the scenes business side of the sport
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Old 01-19-2014, 02:22 PM
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Joe frazier's book about training is a good read and will help explain some of the nuances of the sport

The holyfield way- by evander and james j thomas was an excellent

The life and crimes of don king is another great book

Both of those deal more with the behind the scenes business side of the sport
Boxing Confidential by Jim Brady is another great book.. Blows the lid on a whole load of issues..
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Old 01-19-2014, 03:08 PM
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Boxing Confidential by Jim Brady is another great book.. Blows the lid on a whole load of issues..
What era does it cover,,, I love the behind the scenes business of boxing,
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Old 01-19-2014, 03:51 PM
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Joe frazier's book about training is a good read and will help explain some of the nuances of the sport

The holyfield way- by evander and james j thomas was an excellent

The life and crimes of don king is another great book

Both of those deal more with the behind the scenes business side of the sport
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What era does it cover,,, I love the behind the scenes business of boxing,
Most of the last century from the 20's to 2000
Covers the mob, and every dodgy manager/promoter from Doc Kearns to Don King.. There's some great stuff on the governing bodies, Sulaiman & the WBC especially, and some brilliant Sony Liston stories.. There's a whole chapter about him.. Really is a fascinating read, and the author has obviously gone to extensive lengths in order to obtain the info given.. Even Senator John McCain gets exposed.. It focuses totally, on the corrupt side of boxing, and believe me, everyone you've ever suspected, gets a serious mention..
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Old 01-19-2014, 03:53 PM
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Most of the last century from the 20's to 2000
Covers the mob, and every dodgy manager/promoter from Doc Kearns to Don King.. There's some great stuff on the governing bodies, Sulaiman & the WBC especially, and some brilliant Sony Liston stories.. There's a whole chapter about him.. Really is a fascinating read, and the author has obviously gone to extensive lengths in order to obtain the info given.. Even Senator John McCain gets exposed.. It focuses totally, on the corrupt side of boxing, and believe me, everyone you've ever suspected, gets a serious mention..
Sweet,, im def gonna check it out,, thanks man
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