Your favorite book about boxing

Discussion in 'Classic Boxing Forum' started by From.Russia, Jun 4, 2021.

  1. 70sFan

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    Me too! I was 10 or 11 and my grandfather worked at a library and used to take it out for me. I did not remember the title or author but remembered the book having the Heavyweight Champion's records on the inside cover. I found out the author and title a couple years ago and tracked down a copy. I must have read that book a dozen times when I was a kid.
     
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  2. 70sFan

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    I agree with you.
     
  3. Clinton

    Clinton Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    The Manly Art by Eliot Gorn. A history of bareknuckle boxing which I knew practically nothing about until I read it.
     
  4. Clinton

    Clinton Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Superb thread and superb contris by all of you. Well done Lads.
     
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  5. thistle

    thistle Well-Known Member Full Member

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    How do you do that on this site???

    Post pictures, reports, cuttings, actual documentation, all those sort of things...
     
  6. McGrain

    McGrain Diamond Dog Staff Member

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    You can't, sadly. You can't post pictures here. Because I help administrate the forum, I can post pictures because I have higher clearance, but a member can't do it.

    It is a real shame because we used to have a lot of fun with pictures here back in the day.
     
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  7. thistle

    thistle Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Yes, I remember,

    it's just apart from the wonderful information such things offer and prove, I'd say that I personally, perhaps more than anybody of late, have a few (thousand) Documents, Ratings and Reports, for the purpose of absolute refute & clarity once & for all, that need to be shoved down a few throats.

    But yes, Image based threads settle arguments and also prove the integrity of the people that have researched them and stated them, irrespective of the trouble makers, who wanted people to think there is no such evidence or documentation.

    CHEERS.
     
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  8. From.Russia

    From.Russia Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Wow, "Four Kings – George Kimball" thats a book i would like to read! Sadly i cant find it in russian or german, english is my third language.

    You read so many books, so you cant probably remember, but i still gonna ask. In four kings was enough info about their early life or just their career and relationship between each other?
     
  9. salsanchezfan

    salsanchezfan Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    I really liked:

    Four Kings- George Kimball
    Cinderella Man- Jeremy Schapp
    Smokestack Lightning- Springs Toledo
     
  10. KasimirKid

    KasimirKid Active Member Full Member

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    Sometimes you can do a Google search and find the photo or article online and then post a link on the thread in which you are contributing. I guess this is obvious, but just saying. It's worked for me on several occasions.
     
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  11. KasimirKid

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    Thanks for the boost, Greynotso! Right now, Amazon is offering Volume One of the Hurley trilogy for $34.36, which is $5.59 off the regular price. As most of you who have dealt with Amazon know, the price can revert back to full list on a moment's notice, however.
     
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  12. salsanchezfan

    salsanchezfan Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    A lot of stuff about the bulk of their championship time at the top. Some amazing anecdotes about Hagler's experience in England while winning the title from Minter, for example.
     
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  13. Makingweight

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    A lot of my favourite books have been already called well done all :thumbsup:

    I love the bare knuckle era of a couple of centuries ago Richmond Unchained is the best book I have read on the era Bill Richmond being a black contender his protege also Tom Molineaux fighting Tom Cribb, my favourite historical boxer he took on all comers, no colour bar. Lots of historical mentions of all the main pugilists of the era.

    Loved Dark Trade by Donald McRae when it came out had a long haul flight from the UK decades ago and not being a great flyer it was a great way to pass the hours.
     
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  14. AwardedSteak863

    AwardedSteak863 Well-Known Member Full Member

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    My favorite is the one in my avatar. Night Train by Nick Toches is hands down my favorite boxing book. I have always found Liston to be a fascinating person but throw in a great biographer like Toches and you have an instant classic.
     
  15. thistle

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