Boxing's Greatest Fighters

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Author: Bert Randolph Sugar

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1461749816

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 368

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Easily the most enduring of all sports questions is "Who was/is the best . . . ?" Perhaps in no sport is the question more asked and argued over than in boxing. And in boxing perhaps none is more qualified to answer the question than Bert Randolph Sugar. In Boxing's Greatest Fighters, not only does the former publisher of Ring Magazine tell us who the best fighters were, he lists them in order. Could Sugar Ray Robinson have beaten Muhammad Ali? Could Sugar Ray Leonard have beaten Sonny Liston? The answer, most experts agree, would be "no." But what if, as Bert Sugar has done here, one were to take all the boxers and reduce them in the mind's eye to the same height, the same weight, and the same ring conditions? The answers would be quite different. And while some fans may express outrage that Rocky Marciano barely makes the top twenty, and Marvin Hagler staggers into the top seventy-five, others will nod eagerly when they read that Harry Greb and Benny Leonard were better than just about anybody. So whether you read Boxing's Greatest Fighters cover to cover, pick your favorites at random, or simply browse through the many rare photographs, "at the bell, come out arguing."

New York City's Greatest Boxers

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Author: Jose Corpas

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9780738549019

Category: History

Page: 127

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For many years, New York City was considered to be the fight capital of the world." Local venues put on shows almost daily, and the mecca of boxing, Madison Square Garden, hosted boxing regularly. Fans flocked from one arena to the other to catch all of the action. New York City's Greatest Boxers is a photographic journey featuring over 180 photographs showcasing many of the outstanding boxers who helped make up the city's colorful history. New York City's biggest boxing stars are all found here, from legendary champions like Terry McGovern and Benny Leonard to local stars and celebrities like Joe Miceli, Tiger Jones, and Tony Danza."

Cleveland's Greatest Fighters of All Time

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Author: Jerry Fitch

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9780738519852

Category: History

Page: 128

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Boxing began in Cleveland in the 1880s. As pugilism was an illegal activity, brawling workers from the iron ore docks surreptitiously met on "Whiskey Island" to settle disputes. They would be followed by crowds of spectators who cheered them on and often ended up fleeing from the sheriff. Boxing grew in popularity and soon became a legitimate sport that brought packed houses to such local venues as Cleveland Municipal Stadium, the Cleveland Arena, and the Public Auditorium. Thousands of fans from across the country would come to Cleveland to attend the marquee bouts of many of the city and the nation's most celebrated fighters. Cleveland's Greatest Fighters of All Time follows the amazing careers of the city's most popular and successful boxers, highlighted by more than 100 rarely-seen images. From the speedy and resilient Johnny Kilbane, Cleveland's first great champion, to the heroic Jimmy Bivins, a true champion in and out of the ring, these stories of triumph and heartbreak are to be enjoyed by boxing fans of all eras. Much of the action inside is described in such a way as to bring the reader ringside.

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.

Italian Lives, Cape Breton Memories

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Author: Sam Migliore,A. Evo DiPierro

Publisher: Cape Breton University Press

ISBN: 9780920336717

Category: Cape Breton Island (N.S.)

Page: 336

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Pompey's Boxing Past

Some of the Best Fighters from the Island City Since 1900

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Author: Andrew Fairley

Publisher: Pitch Publishing

ISBN: 1785312219

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 224

View: 2039

Unsurprisingly for a city that has for centuries sent men to war, Portsmouth has produced numerous great fighters and Pompey's Boxing Past takes the reader on a fascinating journey into the lives of renowned fighting men of the past such as Billy Streets, Kid Connor, Harry Vine, Stoker Reynolds, Johnny Smith and Steve Goldring, right through to the stars of the modern era such as Tony Oakey, Mickey Driscoll and Floyd Moore. Honest first-hand accounts from many of the fighters themselves give the reader an insight into the toughest sport of all; while in-depth research and contributions from surviving family members illuminate the lives and times of the great men of Pompey's proud boxing past.

Viewing Boxing from Ringside

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Author: Thomas Donelson

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595237487

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 172

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I now see Boxing history through a whole new lens. Boxing legends came alive before my eyes and I understood finally what brought them to the levels they attained. Listening to my parents talk about Joe Louis and remembering Cassius Clay/Ali from my own early adult years enhanced the information gleaned from these pages. New names were dangled before me and now I want to know more about them. Where was I when they fought for glory? What kind of lives did they lead? Now I am on a treasure hunt for answers to those questions. This book has whet my appetite for more. Carol Golden-Media Assistant, Marion, IA

Boxing in America: An Autopsy

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Author: David L. Hudson Jr.

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313379734

Category: History

Page: 200

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This book presents a sweeping view of boxing in the United States and the influence of the sport on American culture. • Includes information from the early "bare knuckles" era of boxing up to modern-day stars and matchups, presenting the history of boxing in a chronological fashion

Boxing

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Author: N.A

Publisher: Universe Pub

ISBN: 9780789301062

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 290

View: 5391

Features photographs of eighteen boxing champions and includes brief profiles of their lives and careers

Historical Dictionary of Boxing

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Author: John Grasso

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 0810878674

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 588

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The Historical Dictionary of Boxing focuses on the as champions of boxing along with the lesser-known boxers who helped shape this sport. More of these boxers come from the United States but there are others from Europe, Asia and Latin America, and there are also entries on the major boxing countries as well. Plus entries on the rules, on the organizations, and on the technical terminology and jargon you have to know just to follow the bouts. The introduction provides a broad view of boxing’s history while the chronology traces events from 688 B.C. to 2012 A.D. Not all that much has been written on boxing that is not ephemeral, but much of that literature can be found in the bibliography. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about the sport of boxing.