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Boxing: The Greatest Fighters of the 20th Century # A Complete Guide to the Top Names in Boxing, Shown in Over 200 Dynamic Photographs, Chris King
1 Boxing: The Greatest Fighters of the 20th Century # A Complete Guide to the Top Names in Boxing, Shown in Over 200 Dynamic Photographs
Chris King UK Lorenz Books 2013 0754828166 / 9780754828167 Hardcover New Book 25.4 x 25.4 x 1.8 cm 
This is a celebration of the top 14 greatest boxers of all time, as well as an overview of the new stars of the 21st century. It features Jack Johnson, Jack Dempsey, Joe Louis, Sugar Ray Robinson, Rocky Marciano, Muhammad Ali, Roberto Duran, Larry Holmes, Marvin Hagler, Sugar Ray Leonard, Mike Tyson, Roy Jones Jr, Oscar De La Hoya and Manny Pacquiao. It includes modern-day fighters such as Nikolay Valuev, Lennox Lewis, Vitali Klitschko, Floyd Mayweather Jr, Antonio Margarito, Marco Antonio Barrera and Erik Morales. It explores the fascinating history of boxing, from the ancient Greek Olympics and the golden age of bare-knuckle fighting to the emergence of prize fighting that led to the succession of great fighters around the world. It is illustrated with exciting, action-packed photographs. For more than 100 years the sport of boxing, with its peculiar blend of artistry and raw aggression, has captured the public imagination. Its fighters have enthralled successive generations with their skill and courage. This book examines the careers of the greatest of these men. Some, such as the rugged Jack Dempsey and outrageously gifted Sugar Ray Leonard, are known almost entirely for their feats in the ring. Others, such as Jack Johnson and Muhammad Ali, had an impact that reached far beyond the sport itself. Each, however, led a life that elevated him to a special place in the public consciousness. The book also explores the history of boxing, from bare-knuckle fighting in 18th-century England to modern-day fighting in the 21st century, concentrating on the careers of its practitioners. The dramatic lives of each fighter are covered in detail, and their astonishing exploits are brought to life in more than 200 photographs. 
Price: 41.95 AUD
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The Last Showman: The life and times of an Outback tent-boxing legend Fred Brophy, Fred Brophy and Sue Williams
2 The Last Showman: The life and times of an Outback tent-boxing legend Fred Brophy
Fred Brophy and Sue Williams Australia Penguin Books 2014 192190190X / 9781921901904 Soft cover New Book Trade Paperback 
My life has been a mad travelling show, meeting some of the strangest and greatest people who've ever lived. I've had my fair share of trouble and I'm lucky to be here. But I've always been a showman and I've done my best to preserve a precious part of an old Australia that's fast disappearing.' Son of a sideshow operator and trapeze artist, fourth-generation showman Fred Brophy grew up on the road, travelling the length and breadth of Australia. He did time in jail as a wild teenager before establishing his own successful boxing tent. It has become a star attraction in the Outback and is now the only one of its kind in the world. Fred tells stories of living on the smell of an oily rag, rescuing battlers, and becoming embroiled in some of the most bizarre adventures imaginable. This is one helluva life, full of hardship, hilarity and unexpected turns, including Fred being inducted into the Queensland Boxing Hall of Fame and receiving a Medal of the Order of Australia. 'Now ladies and gentlemen, let's go inside. The show's about to begin . . .' About the Author: Fred Brophy is an Australian icon. He's a fourth generation showman who still operates his boxing tent - the last of its kind in the world. He makes an annual appearance at Birdsville Races where the tent is a major drawcard. He was admitted into the QLD Boxing Hall of Fame in 2010, and was awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) in 2011 for services to charity and to the entertainment industry in keeping old-style tent boxing alive. Fred is now sixty and lives in his pub at Kilkivan, Queensland, with his partner, Sandi. He also has a pub in Cracow. A major two-part documentary about his boxing tent, Outback Fight Club, shows regularly on Qantas flights domestically and all over the world and every time he travels overseas, he invariably meets locals who've heard of him. 
Price: 29.95 AUD 24.95 AUD 
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Boxing in Australia, Grantlee Kieza
3 Boxing in Australia
Grantlee Kieza Australia NLA Publishing 2015 0642278741 / 9780642278746 Soft cover New Book 26.5 x 21.6 cm 
This book looks at boxing in Australia from early European settlement to the present day. It describes all the famous fights and all the best-known Aussie boxers, including Lionel Rose, Les Darcy, Jeff Fenech, Kostya Tszyu, Tony and Anthony Mundine, and many more. Boxing in Australia is packed with personalities, stories and stats from boxing history, presented in an accessible style. Text boxes throughout the book give additional snippets of information that can be dipped into and read as stand-alone pieces. There are also profile boxes, which give vital statistics for key boxers in the book. 
Price: 39.95 AUD
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Boxing for MMA: Building the Fistic Edge in Competition & Self-Defense for Men & Women, Mark Hatmaker
4 Boxing for MMA: Building the Fistic Edge in Competition & Self-Defense for Men & Women
Mark Hatmaker USA Tracks Publishing 2014 1935937626 / 9781935937623 Soft cover New Book 
Although dramatic head kicks and garrote-tight submissions may get most of the airplay in highlight reels, the stats show that punching combinations and knockouts reap more MMA victories than any other fighting technique. This boxing primer not only covers the basics, including stance, footwork, punches, and combinations, it takes these boxing skills and views them through an MMA prism that addresses the realities of the mixed martial arts game. While there are some must-know fistic skills for MMA, there are also more than a few boxing tactics that will get you smashed in MMA. "Boxing for MMA" builds on the good and tosses the bad, discussing the differences in strategy and tactics when it comes to facing likely MMA scenarios. Matchups covered include Boxing vs. Wrestling, Boxing vs. Jiu-Jitsu, Boxing vs. Muay Thai, Boxing vs. the Slugger, Dirty Boxing Inside the Clinch, and Boxing off of the Fence. All the techniques are illustrated in hundreds of action-sequence images, making this guide the go-to resource for blending boxing skills into your fighting arsenal. 
Price: 22.95 AUD
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