Medical Aspects of Boxing

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Author: Barry Jordan

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780849342813

Category: Medical

Page: 352

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Medical Aspects of Boxing is a comprehensive text that serves as an excellent general reference for all healthcare providers involved with boxing. The major focus of the book is geared toward the neurological aspects of boxing. An entire section of the volume is devoted to such topics as acute and chronic brain injury, neuroradiology, neuropsychology, electrophysiology, and epidemiology of brain injury. General concepts of boxing, including the role of the ringside physician, differences between amateur and professional boxing, socio-medical aspects of boxing, and non-neurological medical aspects of boxing are also discussed.

Boston's Boxing Heritage

Prizefighting from 1882 to 1955

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Author: Kevin Smith

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9780738511368

Category: History

Page: 128

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Boston's Boxing Heritage: Prizefighting from 1882 to 1955 chronicles the rich history of prizefighting in Boston and the many characters that made the Hub city the home of champions. It is not only a pictorial history of the sport but also a tale of heroes and villains, gangsters and mobsters, contenders and bums, trainers and newspapermen, straight men and cheats. It is a saga of ethnicity and race, of color barriers broken and neighborhood rivalries settled and rekindled. At its core this story is truly about a city and its relationship with a sport. Boston's Boxing Heritage: Prizefighting from 1882 to 1955 covers the early bareknuckle years of boxing through the sport's post-World War II boom. When Boston's John L. Sullivan won the heavyweight crown from Paddy Ryan in 1882, he took prizefighting from an illegal, red-light district pastime to the country's most popular sport and in essence put Bean Town on the sporting map. For the next sixty years, Boston remained one of the elite cities in the boxing world spawning ring immortals such as George "Little Chocolate" Dixon, Joe "the Barbados Demon" Wolcott, William "Honey" Mellody, Rocky Marciano, Jack "the Boston Gob" Sharkey, and Sam "the Boston Tar Baby" Langford.

Baltimore's Boxing Legacy

1893-2003

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Author: Thomas Scharf

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9780738515618

Category: History

Page: 128

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The boxing history of Baltimore dates back over a century. Over that time the Monumental City has produced seven world champions and numerous top contenders. Joe Gans, the first Baltimorean and African-American ever to win a world title, in 1902, learned his boxing science in the city, earning him the title of "The Old Master" while he shucked oysters on Broadway. Baltimore's Boxing Legacy: 1893 to 2003 chronicles the evolution of fistiana from venues such as the Eureka Athletic Club, Gayety Theatre, Lyric Theatre, Carlin's Park, Baltimore Coliseum, Oriole Park, Steelworkers' Hall, to the Civic Center. It is a tale of ethnicity and race, of color barriers broken, and near-champions and contenders remembered. The likes of Johnny Kid Williams, the Dundee brothers Joe and Vince, Benny Schwartz, Jack Portney, Harry Jeffra, Red Burman, Joe Poodles Sr., Mack Lewis, Vincent Pettway, Hasim Rahman, and many more are showcased in addition to trainers, managers, matchmakers, and promoters.

Chicago Amateur Boxing

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Author: Sean Curtin,J. J. Johnston

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9780738541389

Category: History

Page: 127

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Looks at Chicago's fighters and explores the history of amateur boxing in Chicago, including the role of the the Chicago Golden Gloves and Catholic Youth Organization boxing tournaments in producing such world title holders as Joe Louis and Ernie Terrell.

Oversight of the Professional Boxing Industry

Hearing Before the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, U.S. Senate

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Author: John McCain

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 0756704278

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 54

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Witnesses include: Seth Abraham, pres. and CEO, Time Warner Sport; Jim Brady, boxing sportswriter, Boxing News; Alfonso Daniels, club boxer; Richard DeCuir, exec. officer, California State Athletic Commission; Joe DeGuardia, boxing manager and attorney; Thomas Hoover, Veteran Boxers Assoc. of New York; Roy Langbord, v.p., Showtime Networks Inc.; Floyd Patterson, chmn., N.Y. State Athletic Commission; Brenda Reneau, commissioner, accompanied by Skip Nicholson, administrative aide, Oklahoma Dept. of Labor; Richard Rose, pres., Caesars World Sports; and Gregory P. Sirb, exec. dir., Pennsylvania State Athletic Commission.

Metro Detroit Boxing

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Author: Lindy Lindell

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9780738518879

Category: History

Page: 128

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Boxing seemed to spring up in Detroit as early as 1900: heavyweight champ Jim Jeffries and future heavyweight champ Tommy Burns fought that year. With the emergence of Joe Louis in the 1930s and Thomas Mearns in the late 1970s, Motown enjoyed surges of interest in the sport. At the dawn of a new millenium, the presence of three casinos has given the sport another revival of interest in the city. Metro Detroit Boxing showcases over 180 photographs that reveal not only the personalities who have enlivened the sport in the Detroit area, but also the places in which boxers, trainers, managers, and promoters fought, trained, lived, worked, and recreated. Photographs include where Joe Louis went to school, trained, and fought. Various boxing celebrities, including Muhammad Ali, are caught for the camera, socializing with eminent politicians and other figures of the day.

Boxing

Medical Aspects

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Author: Friedrich Unterharnscheidt,Julia Taylor Unterharnscheidt

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 9780080528250

Category: Medical

Page: 900

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This book neither argues for or against the continuation of boxing, but lays out the literature and the body of scientific knowledge that are necessary to provide a meaningful background for the ensuing debate. It provides a comprehensive resource for those who are involved in regulating boxing and those who participate directly, as well as for the medical and scientific communities. Includes carefully quoted case histories and research as well as an extensive body of medical literature on boxing injuries to demonstrate that brain damage is a natural consequence of boxing. * Presents in-depth analysis of the phenomenon of "punch drunkness" * Includes detailed case histories of the clinical and pathomorphological findings uncovered by current medical research * Extensively reviews medical literature

Chinese Boxing

Masters and Methods

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Author: Robert W. Smith

Publisher: North Atlantic Books

ISBN: 9781556430855

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 160

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Distilling the martial art known in the West as kung fu, Robert Smith presents Chinese boxing (ch’uan shu) as an art “that combines the hardness of a wall and the softness of a butterfly’s wings.” His lively, pragmatic account conveys the discipline and insights acquired in ten years of study and travel in Asia. Smith describes his work with t’ai chi master Cheng Man-ch’ing, and connects ch’uan shu with the softer aspects and inner power of that popular practice. Fifty black and white photos illustrate this informative and personal account of the Chinese boxing tradition.

Cincinnati Boxing

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Author: Kevin Grace,Joshua Grace

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9780738541129

Category: History

Page: 128

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On August 29, 1885, Cincinnati was the scene for the first modern heavyweight championship boxing match using gloves. The Boston Strong Boy, John L. Sullivan, met Dominick McCaffrey at the city's Chester Park that day and came away with the referee's decision. By this time, Cincinnati had been a noted boxing site since the Civil War years, and over the next several decades, it developed a remarkable number of fine boxers in both the professional and amateur ranks. Out of the many gymnasiums in Over-the-Rhine and the West End came world champions such as Freddie Miller, Ezzard Charles, Bud Smith, and Aaron Pryor. This book is the story of a fascinating aspect of Cincinnati's great sports heritage--the boxing game--with all its leather-punching drama. From the frontierlike matches of the 19th-century river town to the urban ethnic and social influences of the 20th and 21st centuries, Cincinnati Boxing brings a rich part of local history to life.