Discussion in 'Classic Boxing Forum' started by From.Russia, Jun 4, 2021.
A few of them but hitters, dancers, magicians by Nicholson is great
The Dark Trade
The book about Colin McMillan was very good.
MCllvanney on Boxing hands down a great book.
The Black Lights is tops as well.
Heorl Grahams book was good.
Chris Eubanks book was good.
A few I’d missed out on my post was McIllvaney on Boxing and Dark Trade. There’s also “The Big if” on Johnny Owen which is fantastic although tragic.
It's been a while since I read Four Kings, it has some background and focuses on the fights between each of the fighters.
The heavyweight champions by John Durant was the first book on boxing I ever read and will Always be my favorite,
I'll have to check out your dad's books. Thanks for the recommendations. I also really liked the Tunney book by Cavanaugh and Hauser's Ali book. The Ali book the next Ken Burns documentary is based on is good, too.
Unforgivable Blackness and Mike Tyson Undisputed Truth ... both very good. Phil Berger's Smokin Joe, IMO, was not good. It was supposed to be written in Frazier's voice, and it WAS NOT. (LOL)
Dark Trade and The Black Lights ... very good.
One Punch From the Promised Land ... a book about the Spinks brothers is very entertaining.
Shot at a Brothel - The Spectacular Demise of Oscar 'Ringo' Bonavena ... by our own Patrick Connor is coming out in August. Looking forward to that.
Off The Ropes ... the bio on Ron Lyle is very good.
The Ali-Inoki book that came out a couple years ago is interesting in that it shows how that fight came together. You don't really read too much about it. But it was fine. The problem was the author tried to count scoring blows and score the rounds, ignoring that it was an exhibition and originally "staged" ... like a wrestling match. So that part didn't really work for me. But I picked up a few things, including that Inoki fought Chuck Wepner later in another boxer-wrestler fight and Wepner accidently KOed Inoki but tried to keep him up.
I haven't read the entire thread so they might have been mentioned already, but Championship Boxing by Jack Dempsey was good. In the book, the author went into detail about which part of the fist to hit with and gave good reasons. Another good one was Boxing for Beginners by Al Bernstein with Ken Norton.
I wanted to make a thread about it and the fight between Kadyrov's son and some other boy, but didnt, because its too political, dunno if its adequate for boxing forum.
Let me know what you think when you get a read. I particularly like the Chagaev vs Browne fight. It was absolutely wild over there and I think fight fans would love reading the behind the scenes aspect of a fight in a very far off land.
Browne trained at Kadyrov's palace... Kadyrov punched Browne in the guts as hard as he could just two days before the fight, in front of the cameras. Our lives hung in the balance of Browne's reaction
I know. So much for famous north caucasian hospitality... Watch how this fight is stopped, the fat kid is Kadyrov's son ( time stamp ):
Those folks always trying to present themself like some fearless, honorable warriors, but often they are just cheats. Kadyrov's son also had smaller gloves.
Trainer of blue fighter threw towel, he was probably scared for their lives, same with Browne, who asked his team if he should punch Kadyrov back, but his trainer said, that if he does that, chechens might kill them.