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10: Boxing books I’ve enjoyed

22
Dec

A weekly boxing list compiled by Michael Rosenthal. This week: 10 boxing books I’ve enjoyed over the years. This is not meant to be a ranking of the greatest boxing books; it is meant to give you an idea of some books you might want to read.

1. King of the World (David Remnick): The early years of Muhammad Ali’s pro career
2. Bummy Davis vs. Murder, Inc. (Ron Ross): An ill-fated fighter and the mob
3. A Flame of Pure Fire: Jack Dempsey and the Roaring '20s (Roger Kahn): The fighter’s life and times
4. The Last Great Fight (Joe Layden): The story of the Mike Tyson-Buster Douglas fight
5. An Illustrated History of Boxing (Nat Fleischer): The history of boxing
6. When Boxing was a Jewish Sport (Allen Bodner): The era when Jewish boxers flourished
7. Tunney (Jack Cavanaugh): Gene Tunney’s life story
8. Atlas (Teddy Atlas): The trainer’s life story
9. Boxing Babylon (Nigel Collins): Stories of ill-fated fighters
10. By George (George Foreman): The fighter’s life story

Michael Rosenthal can be reached at [email protected]

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