The Ultimate Encyclopedia of Boxing: Seventh Edition

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Boxing has produced some of the world's most exciting and colorful athletes, from Jack Johnson and Jake LaMotta to Muhammad Ali and Mike Tyson. They're all in this ultimate guide, the most comprehensive single-volume illustrated boxing reference available, now fully revised and updated to include every major world title fight up to March 2013, plus biographies of modern great champions and reports on outstanding recent fights. In fan-delighting detail, it covers all aspects of the sport, from the days of illegal big-money challenge matches to today's multimillion-dollar televised extravaganza; the careers of the greatest boxers and their best fights; the prominent behind-the-scene figures; the administrative bodies, rules, culture, and ambience of the fight game; the tragedies and the scandals. A statistical section lists the facts, figures, and oddities of the sport.

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Harry Mullan, who died in 1999, was acknowledged as a world authority on boxing. He edited Boxing News, the world's oldest publication devoted to the sport, and appeared frequently on TV and radio, including working as summarizer and co-commentator on fights in 18 countries worldwide. He was boxing correspondent of the Sunday Times and the Independent on Sunday. Bob Mee, a fellow boxing writer and friend of Harry, has undertaken the recent work on this book. A former boxing correspondent for the Independent, Bob has penned a number of books in his own right, including Bare Fists (Willow), Boxing Hall of Fame (Apple Press), The Heavyweights (History Press) and Boxing: Heroes and Champions (Book Sales Inc).

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